Nico Rosberg’s flying start to the Formula 1 season has seen the German open up a healthy lead in the championship standings.
Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix marked Rosberg’s fourth victory from four races this year, stretching his winning streak to a stunning seven in a row.
He now holds a commanding 43 point lead over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the championship.
Hamilton entered the year as the two-time reigning champion and was heavily fancied to continue his supremacy over Rosberg.
The duo have taken two pole positions apiece so far this year, but a first corner clash with Valtteri Bottas in Bahrain and engine issues during qualifying at the last two events have hurt Hamilton’s charge.
There remains 17 races, however, in which Hamilton and the remainder of the pack can try and wear down the son of 1982 world champion Keke.
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