A look back in pictures at the first half of the 2016 F1 season, which saw Nico Rosberg dominate early on before Lewis Hamilton bounced back to head into the summer break with a 19 point lead in the F1 standings.


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Australian GP: Nico Rosberg marches to victory as Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel see its victory hopes scuppered by a strategic blunder and Lewis Hamilton makes a poor start
Australian GP: Fernando Alonso survives terrifying crash after clipping the back of Esteban Gutierrez's Haas in Turn 3
Bahrain GP: Nico Rosberg cruises to a second straight win ahead of Kimi Raikkonen; Lewis Hamilton has to settle for third after turn one clash; Sebastian Vettel fails to start
Chinese GP: Nico Rosberg multiplies his lead in the standings to 36 points after strolling to a third consecutive win, while Lewis Hamilton has to settle for seventh, starting from the back after an engine failure
Russian GP: Nico Rosberg eases to a fourth consecutive victory from four races, as Lewis Hamilton recovers to second; Sebastian Vettel and Daniil Kvyat in controversial clash
Spanish GP: Max Verstappen takes an astonishing victory on his Red Bull Racing debut, while Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg eliminate one another by colliding on the opening lap
Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton returns to winning ways after a pit-stop blunder by Red Bull Racing costs Daniel Ricciardo a likely victory for the second event in a row
Canadian GP: Lewis Hamilton claims back-to-back wins to slash Nico Rosberg's advantage in the drivers' championship to nine points
European GP: Nico Rosberg rebuilds his championship lead to 24 points after cruising to a lights-to-flag win in the first F1 event to be held in Baku, while Lewis Hamilton can only manage fifth after deployment issues
Austrian GP: Lewis Hamilton wins after an attempt to pass Nico Rosberg on the final lap of the race ends with contact that drops the championship leader to fourth
British GP: Lewis Hamilton claims his fourth win in five races at a rain-hit Silverstone; Nico Rosberg is second on road but is penalised post-race for breach of the team radio communication rules, dropping him to third
Hungarian GP: Lewis Hamilton moves into the lead of the F1 standings for the first time in 2016 with a comfortable victory over Nico Rosberg
German GP: Lewis Hamilton stretches his F1 lead to 19 points with a dominant win, as Nico Rosberg is penalised down to fourth

Part 2 of our pictorial review of the F1 2016 season goes live tomorrow

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