It’s Russian GP time and going into it, the German has won all the three races this year
dating back to last November’s Mexican GP, including the opening three races of the season. Never in the past has a driver who has won so many races consecutively or the opening three rounds of a season gone on to lose the championship. But the German saw the 2 014 title snatched from him after Hamilton overhauled his 29-point advantage with a run of six wins from the final seven races. He is refusing to get carried away, especially with 18 rounds of a record 21-race season still to run.
“I’ve made the most of my opportunities and I have a bit of an advantage in the points right now – but we are only three races down and it would just take one bad weekend for that gap to disappear,” Rosberg said.
The Russian GP is held in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi on a track that winds its way among the venues that hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. One man who will undoubtedly be the firm favourite this weekend irrespective of his chances of victory is home hero Daniil Kyat. The Red Bull driver, who celebrated his 22nd birthday earlier this week, heads into his home race on a high, having finished on the podium in China. He will be the only Russian on the grid and has a grandstand at the venue named after him.