Nico Rosberg has extended his run of successive race victories to seven by dominating Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix.

The German lead another Mercedes 1-2 finish with teammate Lewis Hamilton overcoming a momentary water pressure issue in his engine to finish in second place and limit the damage to his championship defence.

Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen finished in third place, while misfortune struck teammate Sebastian Vettel, who crashed out on a chaotic opening lap after being hit by Red Bull Racing’s Daniil Kvyat for the second race in a row.

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2016 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX – FINAL CLASSIFICATION (53 LAPS)
Driver Team / Entry Laps
1. Nico Rosberg de Mercedes AMG Petronas F1W07 Hybrid 53 1:32:41.997
2. Lewis Hamilton uk Mercedes AMG Petronas F1W07 Hybrid 53 + 25.022
3. Kimi Räikkönen fi Scuderia Ferrari SF-16 53 + 31.998
4. Valtteri Bottas fi Williams Martini Racing Mercedes FW38 53 + 50.217
5. Felipe Massa br Williams Martini Racing Mercedes FW38 53 + 1:14.427
6. Fernando Alonso es McLaren Honda MP4-31 52 1 lap behind
7. Kevin Magnussen dk Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 52 1 lap behind
8. Romain Grosjean fr Haas F1 Team Ferrari VF-16 52 1 lap behind
9. Sergio Pérez mx Sahara Force India Mercedes VJM09 52 1 lap behind
10. Jenson Button uk McLaren Honda MP4-31 52 1 lap behind
11. Daniel Ricciardo au Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer RB12 52 1 lap behind
12. Carlos Sainz Jr.^ es Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari STR11 52 1 lap behind
13. Jolyon Palmer uk Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 52 1 lap behind
14. Marcus Ericsson se Sauber F1 Team Ferrari C35 52 1 lap behind
15. Daniil Kvyat ru Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer RB12 52 1 lap behind
16. Felipe Nasr^ br Sauber F1 Team Ferrari C35 52 1 lap behind
17. Esteban Gutiérrez mx Haas F1 Team Ferrari VF-16 52 1 lap behind
18. Pascal Wehrlein de Manor Racing Mercedes MRT5 51 2 laps behind
Not Classified Team / Entry Laps Result
DNF. Max Verstappen nl Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari STR11 33 Engine
DNF. Sebastian Vettel de Scuderia Ferrari SF-16 0 Collision
DNF. Nico Hülkenberg de Sahara Force India Mercedes VJM09 0 Collision
DNF. Rio Haryanto id Manor Racing Mercedes MRT5 0 Collision

^ Post-Race Penalties:

  • Carlos Sainz Jr (originally classified in 11th) was awarded a 10-second stop/go penalty – added to his final finishing time – for forcing Jolyon Palmer off the circuit at Turn 2
  • Felipe Nasr (originally classified in 12th) was awarded a 5-second stop/go penalty – added to his final finishing time – for failing to respect the Race Director’s instructions with respect to rejoining the circuit at Turn 2.

Image via Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

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