Championship leader Nico Rosberg is currently riding a five-race win streak, he has now won the first two races of the 2016 F1 season following closing 2015 with three victories in a row after Hamilton had prematurely clinched back-to-back world titles in late October.
The German secures 16th F1 career victory, equalling Sir Stirling Moss and becoming the joint record holder of an uncertain long-standing record.
Rosberg and Moss now share the record of the most race victories by a racer who has failed to win a Formula 1 World Championship.
Bahrain was Rosberg’s fifth consecutive victory, its making him only their eighth driver in world championship history to do so.
Just three seasons ago the consecutive hunting made only five drivers had achieved. Since then Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and freshly Nico Rosberg have joined the five-in-a-row club:
|Sebastian Vettel||9||Belgium 2013 – Brazil 2013|
|Alberto Ascari||7||Belgium 1952 – Argentina 1953|
|Michael Schumacher||7||Europe 2004 – Hungary 2004|
|Michael Schumacher||6||Italy 2000 – Malaysia 2001|
|Michael Schumacher||5||Australia 2004 – Spain 2004|
|Jack Brabham||5||Netherland 1960 – Portugal 1960|
|Jim Clark||5||Belgium 1965 – Germany 1965|
|Nigel Mansell||5||South Africa 1992 – San Marino 1992|
|Lewis Hamilton||5||Italy 2014 – USA 2014|
|Nico Rosberg||5||Mexico 2015 – Bahrain 2016|
“What a great start to the season … Now I look forward to China, where I won my first ever Grand Prix, so I have plenty of positive energy heading there,” Nico said.
‘It’s not something that I think about. I haven’t thought about it right in this moment. I’m just thinking about the season, it’s two wins in a row now, good points, that’s where my focus is and that’s it really. Five wins, three wins in a row, it doesn’t make a difference.’ he told Finnish media Turun Sanomat.