A good strategy and excellent decisions from the engineering team allowed both cars to finish on podium according to Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Executive Director Paddy Lowe.
Lowe congratulated Nico Rosberg for a brilliant win on his 200th Grand Prix, the German driver dominated on the streets of Singapore with pole position and the win.
“What a tense race! It could so easily have been second and fourth today – but some good strategy calls, strong pit stops, great driving and a decent slice of luck got us a hard-earned double podium.
“A fantastic weekend for Nico to pick up pole and the win on his 200th Grand Prix weekend. well-deserved.”
He added that Lewis Hamilton did a good job but just didn’t have the car underneath him to compete with the top two.
“A great job too from Lewis after a tough few days here in Singapore. He didn’t quite have the car underneath him this weekend for reasons we need to study in more detail. But overall we can be very pleased to come away with first and third at a circuit which is notoriously demanding on cars, teams and drivers alike.”
Mercedes struggled in 2015 but with a major investigation, the engineering team found the problem and with Rosberg dominating the race it shows the team have found the mistakes from the previous year.
“Congratulations once again to all of the engineering team on the great job they’ve done to understand the issues of last year and come back to claim the win at arguably the toughest race of the season.”