Catch him if you can!
Rosberg collects a seventh consecutive win after Hamilton suffers yet more power-unit woes
Nico Rosberg was spotted sprinting through the paddock a few hours after the Russian GP in Sochi. In his right hand was a bottle of unopened champagne. During his spirited run, reporters tried to catch him, but for the second time this afternoon no one was able to keep up.
This was Rosberg’s seventh consecutive grand prix victory, putting him level with Alberto Ascari and Michael Schumacher and two short of Sebastian Vettel’s all-time record. It was a perfect weekend. Pole, fastest lap and win, and he’s now racked up 100 points, opening a large gap over a troubled Lewis Hamilton, who nished second from a lowly tenth on the grid.
Hamilton’s woes started in qualifying, with a repeat of the power-unit problem he’d suffered at the previous race in China. Subsequent investigation back at Brixworth uncovered a problem with the MGU-H’s insulation, and the turbocharger and oil pumps were replaced after debris was found in the oil system.