Rosberg takes Russian Grand Prix for seventh win in a row

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg is congratulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin after winning the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit on May 1, 2016. © AFP

Germany’s Nico Rosberg has continued his perfect run of form in Formula 1 by claiming his 7th straight victory with the latest at the 2016 Russian Grand Prix.

The German extended his advantage over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ standings to 43 points with 17 races remaining.

Hamilton started 10th after an engine failure in qualifying, but fought back to seal a Mercedes one-two finish, limiting the damage to his title hopes.

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Williams’s Valtteri Bottas took third and fourth place respectively.


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