Nico Rosberg extends lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton after victory at the Japanese Grand Prix

Hamilton finished in third position this morning

BY Newstalk 12:08 Sunday 9 October 2016, 12:08 9 Oct 2016

Image: Eugene Hoshiko / AP/Press Association Images

Lewis Hamilton has lost further ground to Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the Formula 1 drivers' championship.

He's finished third at the Japanese Grand Prix, with Rosberg clinching first place to extend his lead over Hamilton to 33 points in the standings.

With all of that, Mercedes have taken the constructors' championship.

With 100 points to play for, the German can afford to finish second in his remaining races to clinch a maiden world title.

Earlier in the weekend, Hamilton was beaten to pole position by Rosberg by just 0.013 seconds.

You can read the thoughts of Formula Spy's Thomas Maher on how Hamilton's title challenge has derailed in recent weeks by clicking here.

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