Date: 4th April 2016 at 8:21am
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Nico Rosberg’s getaway at the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix won him the race.

Not only was the German able to leapfrog pole sitter Lewis Hamilton, but he was also able to bog down his team-mate on the first corner, pushing him into a vulnerable position where contact was a distinct possibility.

As it happened Hamilton suffered severe damage, both to his car and his track position, a combination which put Hamilton out of contention for the race win.

Rosberg meanwhile was able to control the race out front, it didn’t really matter what the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen did in terms of tyre strategy, the Mercedes had him covered regardless.

So Rosberg now moves on to 16 Formula One career victories, equalling Sir Stirling Moss and becoming the joint record holder of a dubious long-standing record.

Rosberg and Moss now share the title of the most Grand Prix victories by a racer who has failed to win a Formula One World Championship.

With Rosberg now winning five races in succession, over the course of the end of the 2015 season and beginning of 2016, it won’t be long to Rosberg holds that record on his own.

Whilst on great form however Rosberg was keen to play down his five-in-a-row achievement.

‘It?s not something that I think about. I haven?t thought about it right in this moment. I?m just thinking about the season, it?s two wins in a row now, good points, that?s where my focus is and that?s it really. Five wins, three wins in a row, it doesn?t make a difference.’ he told Heikki Kulta from Turun Sanomat.

Talking to Christopher Joseph from Chicane he added: ‘Next race ? where are we going, China? It is a good moment because we have a good car and I just want to make the most of it.