Hamilton won the race from pole position, but he came under significant pressure from Rosberg in the dying stages of the race as the German driver caught up on quicker tires. Despite getting within DRS range, he was never close enough to try and make a pass, but he believes that a 67th lap could have provided this.
“I think one more, to be honest," Rosberg explained on the podium after the race. “One more, I could have given it a good go.
“I wasn’t close enough to give it a go there, but next lap I would have. But unfortunately that was it.
“A bit gutted, but still, second place, still close in the championship and many more races to go anyway."