Date: 1st May 2016 at 6:24pm
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Nico Rosberg became only the fourth driver in the history of Formula One to win seven consecutive races in Russia.

Prior to the German, Alberto Ascari, Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel were the only drivers to string that many victories together on the spin.

Like Rosberg, Ascari completed that feat across two seasons in 1952 and 1953. Schumacher completed was the first to achieve it in the same season in 2004 and Vettel holds the record of 9 consecutive wins in 2013.

It’s been an awesome weekend. The car has been fantastic all weekend, really even in qualifying and in the race today. It felt very special out there. So, very, very happy. Thanks to everybody. Thanks to all of you in Russia who have come here. The sport is growing; 60,000 of you ? amazing, great atmosphere, it’s been a great weekend. Rosberg told

Despite Lewis Hamilton being able to recover from his 10th place start to a second placed finish, Rosberg once again extended his lead at the front of the 2016 Formula One World Championship and now holds a 43 point lead.

‘It’s four races from 21. Lewis is going to come back of course. He’s on it and as motivated as ever. So, early days, just taking it race by race, looking forward to Spain now. We have such an incredible car, which is really a pleasure to drive, so just want to try to win races.