NICO: “It’s unbelievable to go into the European races with four wins”

On the podium with Martin Brundle

MB: Congratulations Nico! Wow, a man who can’t stop winning – seven in a row! Only three other drivers in the history of Formula One have done that – Alberto Ascari, the great Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and now you. Well done!

NR: Thanks very much! It’s been an awesome weekend. The car has been fantastic all weekend – in qualifying and in the race today. It felt very special out there. So I’m very, very happy. Thanks to everybody – to all of you in Russia who have come here. The sport is growing – 60,000 of you, which is amazing. A great atmosphere and a great weekend.

MB: Full house for you today – pole position, led every lap, fastest lap and you won the Grand Prix. You were putting in some spectacular times at the end – just to make a point, I guess?

NR: I just like to do it for concentration, to just keep going – because if you slow down, you start making some mistakes. And I was enjoying it out there, just flat out until the end.

“This weekend really went perfectly for me. Already in qualifying I had found a perfect balance and that continued throughout the race, which was fantastic, I had a great start and from there was able to control the pace at the front. Thank you so much to everybody at the factories for building such an amazing car. If you have a car like this, you are really able to push to the limits and that’s an awesome feeling. Lewis drove really well to come back up to second so quickly, so well done to him too.

“The only downside to the weekend was to see that reliability is becoming a bit of a concern, as Lewis obviously had a problem yesterday and both cars had issues during the race today. But we have a great team behind us and im fully confident that we will sort this out. Its unbelieveable to go into the European races with four wins and I really look forward to Barcelona now. Thanks Russia – you were very good to me!”

An astounding win for Rosberg, Lewis and the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team!