Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has tipped Nico Rosberg for winning the 2016 Formula 1 drivers title, after unsuccessfully chasing the German at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Rosberg recorded his third straight win of the season at the Marina Bay Circuit to regain the points lead from Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Rosberg had led early part of the season before Hamilton turned the tides with four straight victories in July. However, since the summer break, Rosberg appears to again have an upper hand over the Brit.
In the wake of contrasting fortunes for the two Mercedes drivers in recent races, Ricciardo believes it will be Rosberg who will come out on top when the season concludes in Abu Dhabi.
"Before the summer break when Lewis made up that deficit on Nico, I thought no one a was going to touch Lewis, but Nico has come back," Rosberg told Sky Sports.
"I'm going to throw a spanner in the works and say Rosberg [will win it]."
Rosberg and Hamilton are separated by eighth points with six races to go.
by Rachit Thukral