F1: MercedesAMG’s Nico Rosberg Posted 2nd Career Win At Shanghai

F1: MercedesAMG’s Nico Rosberg Posted 2nd Career Win At Shanghai

F1: MercedesAMG’s Nico Rosberg Posted 2nd Career Win At Shanghai

Nico Rosberg collect 25 world championship points at Shsanghai Sunday passing Stirling Moss as the driver to win the most Grands Prix without winning a F1 world championship.

No F1 driver has ever won 6 Grands Prix in a row or the opening 3 races in a season and not won the championship.

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Nico Rosberg is the 1st driver to start a season with a hat-trick of world championship wins since Michael Schumacher in Y 2004. Before Mr. Rosberg it had only been done 6 times in history. The drivers to have started the season with 4 or more successive wins are Ayrton Senna (1991), Nigel Mansell (1992) and Michael Schumacher (1994 & 2004).

Mr. Rosberg recorded the widest winning margin in Shanghai’s 13-year history. At the chequered flag he was 37.776 secs ahead of Sebastian Vettel in his Ferrari.

Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat scored the 2nd podium of his career with 3rd place, Sebastian Vettel’s 2nd place gave the Ferrari star his 81st, the same number as Scuderia team mate Kimi Raikkonen, but in 73 less starts.

Daniel Ricciardo came in 4th place his 3 4th place finish to start Y 2016, this is the best start the Australian has ever made in a season.

Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton finished 7th, his lowest finish since he came 9th in the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. Despite Mr. Hamilton’s podium streak being halted at 8 races, MercedesAMG got both of their cars home in the points for the 3rd race running, as did Williams, the only other team to get a 2X score in each Grand Prix in Y 2016.  Ferrari achieved the feat for the 1st time this year at Shanghai.

Next up: Russia( 29 April – 1 May) a race dominated by Lewis Hamilton since its beginning in Y 2014.

The fans are asking: Can the Briton get his championship challenge back on track with a 3rd straight Sochi victory or will Mr. Rosberg extend both his winning streak and his now 36-point lead in the drivers’ standings?

These are the updated standings:

Position Driver Nationality Team Points
1. NICO ROSBERG GER MERCEDES 75
2 LEWIS HAMILTON GBR MERCEDES 39
3 DANIEL RICCIARDO AUS RED BULL RACING 36
4 SEBASTIAN VETTEL GER FERRARI 33
5 KIMI RAIKKONEN FIN FERRARI 28
6 FELIPE MASSA BRA WILLIAMS 22
7 DANIIL KVYAT RUS RED BULL RACING 21
8 ROMAIN GROSJEAN FRA HAAS 18
9 MAX VERSTAPPEN NED TORO ROSSO 13
10 VALTTERI BOTTAS FIN WILLIAMS 7
11 NICO HULKENBERG GER FORCE INDIA 6
12 CARLOS SAINZ ESP TORO ROSSO 4
13 STOFFEL VANDOORNE BEL MCLAREN 1
14 KEVIN MAGNUSSEN DEN RENAULT 0
15 SERGIO PEREZ MEX FORCE INDIA 0
16 JOLYON PALMER GBR RENAULT 0
17 MARCUS ERICSSON SWE SAUBER 0
18 FERNANDO ALONSO ESP MCLAREN 0
19 JENSON BUTTON GBR MCLAREN 0
20 PASCAL WEHRLEIN GER MANOR 0
21 FELIPE NASR BRA SAUBER 0
22 ESTEBAN GUTIERREZ MEX HAAS 0
23 RIO HARYANTO INA MANOR 0

Stay tuned, and have a terrific week.

Paul Ebeling

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