Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Nico Rosberg is well placed to secure his first Formula One drivers championship after securing his ninth victory of the 2016 season.

Rosberg heads to the next race, the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, 33 points ahead of team mate and championship rival Lewis Hamilton. In the five races since returning from the Summer break, Nico Rosberg has won four races and scored five podium finishes.

Despite his lead in the championship, Rosberg is not taking anything for granted and believes that Lewis Hamilton will be strong in the coming races. Hamilton has a great record at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas where he was won three times in 2012, 2014 and last season.

In the 17 races so far this season, Nico Rosberg has finished in the top ten in 16/17 events.

Rosberg’s latest win also helped the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team secure their third consecutive Constructors championship.

Nico Rosberg can win the championship if he finishes the remaining four races in second place with Lewis Hamilton winning the final four races of the season.

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