During the red-flag period teams were allowed to work on the cars and change the tires, essentially getting a free, half-hour long pit stop. When the race resumed under the safety car, most drivers had chosen the hardest tire available this weekend, the medium compound.
Inexplicably, though, Ferrari opted for the soft compound, meaning that their drivers would need to pit again before the end. On the restart Vettel was able to streak away from Rosberg, but wasn't able to put a solid gap between himself and the Mercedes before his tires wore out. Although Raikkonen had it even worse.
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Other winners include Ricciardo (finished 4th) and Massa (finished 5th). Jolyan Palmer finished 11th in his debut, beating his more experienced teammate. Sergio Perez had a bad day, going backwards four spots to finish 13th, and dropping one spot in our ratings. Button, Nasr, and Verstappen also had bad days, with Verstappen now a mere point ahead of his teammate in our ratings.