2016 Japanese Grand Prix - Driver ratings

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Japanese Grand Prix - Race Day - Suzuka, Japan

Romain Grosjean - 11th place - 7/10

Starting from seventh on the grid should really have yielded points for Grosjean for the fifth time this year, but a combination of a disappointing start and failing to maximise the strategy proved costly. Dropped to ninth off the line as Hulkenberg and Raikkonen jumped him, and struggled on the soft tyres. The hards worked much better for Grosjean but his early first pit stop put him in traffic and limited progress. Conceded track position back to the two Williams cars with a final stop four laps after Massa and Bottas made their one tyre change, and despite almost constant pressure throughout the final stint Grosjean could not find a way through to score.