Date: 18th April 2016 at 9:12am
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For Nico Rosberg, 2016 appears to be the year where everything goes in his favour.

Whilst his Mercedes team-mate scrambled around with poor starts hindering his results in both Australia and Bahrain, Rosberg cruised to victory.

After ending 2015 with three consecutive victories he headed into China on the back of five straight wins knowing that Hamilton had to take a grid penalty.

As the weekend continued, Hamilton continued to struggle with his car eventually leaving the three-time world champion starting from the back of the grid whilst Rosberg started on pole.

Rosberg may well have lost first place into the first corner, but once again his team-mate had it worse, losing his front wing.

Rosberg found himself behind the unlikely leader of Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo, but even that had no problems for lady luck, as Rosberg was about to overtake, Ricciardo suffered a tyre blow out ending any slim hopes of him competing for a podium place.

And that as far as Rosberg was concerned was his race. No one was within half a minute of the German as everyone else battled through the grid with replacement noses and in comparison uncompetitive cars.

I?m happy with today, of course, it was a great weekend for me here in China. It?s a special place for me, first pole, first win here. It?s great and it really was a pleasure to drive today out there. Seldom had such a great feeling out there. And everything worked out well, the strategy and everything. The tyres held up pretty well, so I?m really pleased. he told

What we take away is that we are still the quickest car out there at the moment but I think Ferrari really haven?t shown what they can do yet. They have had so many issues in the first three races so we need to keep on it and keep pushing because I think they are much closer than they have shown but we will push and I?m looking forward to the next races and I think we?re going to go well there as well.