Nico Rosberg Wins 7th Consecutive Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg Wins 7th Consecutive Grand Prix

Petronas sponsored Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg continued his climb to towards the top of the history books by winning his 7th consecutive Grand Prix last weekend in Sochi, Russia. Not only has Rosberg won every race of the 2016 season, he managed to pull off the first “Grand Slam” of his career (pole position, fastest lap and race victory with every lap led). Rosberg is the 24th driver in history to score a Grand Slam. Sabastian Vettel leads active drivers with four Grand Slams while Jim Clark has the most in the history of Formula One with eight.

Petronas sponsored Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg continued his climb to towards the top of the history books by winning his 7th consecutive Grand Prix last weekend in Sochi, Russia. Not only has Rosberg won every race of the 2016 season, he managed to pull off the first “Grand Slam” of his career (pole position, fastest lap and race victory with every lap led). Rosberg is the 24th driver in history to score a Grand Slam. Sabastian Vettel leads active drivers with four Grand Slams while Jim Clark has the most in the history of Formula One with eight.

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Rosberg is also the 4th driver in history – behind Alberto Ascari, Michael Schumacher, and Sebastian Vettel – to win seven races in a row. If Rosberg wants to hold the crown for most consecutive wins, he will need to take down the next three circuits to include the Grand Prix on Monaco. This has potential to be a storybook situation as the Grand Prix of Monaco is considered by many in the racing world to be the crown jewel of the Formula One series and Rosberg’s adopted home town. Taking the title of Most Consecutive Wins away from Sebastian Vettel will not be easy as the Ferrari driver has found the podium in every grand prix that he has completed this season. Vettel remains the biggest threat to Rosberg’s quest since Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton continues to struggle with engine troubles and poor starts. Vettel has also seen his share of bad luck this season with an engine failure at Bahrain and a first lap collision in Sochi that resulted in a DNF. Those that are looking to predict the 2016 F1 Champion should pay close attention to Rosberg. Only Nigel, Mansell, Ayrton Senna, and Michael Schumacher (twice) have started off the season with four consecutive victories, all three drivers have went on to win the championship that same year.

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