Rosberg celebrates 200th race with Singapore win

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[September 19, 2016]    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg led from pole to flag to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and celebrate his 200th Formula One race by retaking the championship lead from Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates after winning the race. REUTERS/Edgar Su

After a chaotic start that brought out a safety car on the opening lap, Rosberg stayed clear of a late charging Daniel Ricciardo in a Red Bull at the Marina Bay Street Circuit as Hamilton completed the podium in third place.

The result lifts Rosberg on to 273 points with six rounds remaining, eight clear of Hamilton with Ricciardo a distant third in the title race.

(Reporting by John O'Brien, editing by Alan Baldwin)

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