It’s Rus­sian GP time and go­ing into it, the Ger­man has won all the three races this year

The Economic Times - - Sports: The Great Games -

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.

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