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Nico Rosberg Wastes Another Pole and Loses Japanese Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton

Everything seemed to be falling into place for Nico Rosberg at Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. He started on pole after Daniil Kvyat crashed with less than one minute remaining in qualifying on Saturday, wiping out Lewis Hamilton's final flying lap. Last year, Rosberg's inability to convert his poles into victories cost him the world championship. This year, he has a different problem: He can't qualify on pole. Prior to the Suzuka race, he had started first just once, in Spain (where he did win). After a disastrous Italian Grand Prix on September 6, where Rosberg retired and Hamilton won, the German clawed back 12 points from Hamilton's lead in Singapore last weekend, reducing the gap to 41. With Hamilton lining up beside him on the front row...

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