36-point lead in the Drivers Championship
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:54 am
Nico Rosberg says he is remaining realistic despite his hat-trick of victories and expects his rivals, in particular Lewis Hamilton, to respond. The German has already opened up a 36-point lead in the Drivers Championship to his Mercedes team-mate, who has suffered with reliability issues and disappointing getaways so far in 2016.Rosberg has made the best start to a Formula 1 campaign since Michael Schumacher in 2004 and is only the fourth driver in the sports history to win six consecutive races, but says he has been helped by his competitions misfortune. Whens the Russian GP on Sky? The Russian GP is live and exclusive on Sky Sports - and there are a host of ways you can watch it. Having fallen away in the championship battle and watched Hamilton triumph in both 2014 and 2015 he was asked whether this was the best-ever Nico but only replied that he was the most experienced Nico. He then added:Im pleased with the way Ive been driving in the first three races but for me its not six in a row, the three last year doesnt count for anything to this years championship.Red Bull to trial canopy in P1Ive been driving really well but my opposition had a really messy start, thats the reality of it. I expect my competition to bounce back, especially Lewis. Theres still a massively long way to go. Rosberg is happy with his early season championship lead, but still thinks Lewis Hamilton sets the standard in F1 Hamilton hasnt been the only struggling in 2016, with both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen having their own consistency and reliability problems.Rosberg, who is hoping to emulate his father Keke in winning a title, believes Ferrari have much more in the tank and stressed that there were still 18 grands prix left in the season, starting with this weekends Russian GP.Im not sounding any notes of caution - Im just realistic, he said. 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Thompson, who won Olympic gold last month at the Sochi Games, edged Fanny Smith of Switzerland to win the final World Cup of the season and the overall title. "Once I was in the gate I was in my zone and comfortable," Thompson said on a conference call. "I just focused on what I needed to do. I think thats the way to do it." The Canadian entered the competition with a slim five-point lead on Smith in the World Cup overall standings. Thompson fell behind her main rival in the final before executing a dramatic pass to move in front to stay. "I knew that everything came down to that last run down the course so it was pretty intense, especially being behind out of the gate and having to make that pass," Thompson said. "It was probably one of the most exciting moments for me in a long while on the skicross course. "It was really great for me to make that pass. Its not very fun skiing behind people. I like skiing in front." Smith settled for silver and Georgia Simmerling of West Vancouver, B.C., won bronze. Calgarys Brady Leman won bronze in the mens race. Jean Frederic Chapuis of France won gold and Austrias Christoph Wahrstoetter took the silver. "I think I made more finals than any other guy this year," Leman said. "They didnt really go my way and I didnt have my best skiing when I made it to the medal rounds and when it really counts. I know Im there and I know Ive been super-competitive every week thhis year which is good because thats something that Ive struggled with in the past.dddddddddddd "But you always want more so I know what Ive got to focus on this summer at least anyway." Leman reached the final at the Olympics but just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish. Thompson led a 1-2 Canadian finish in the womens final at Sochi with teammate Kelsey Serwa. "The main goal this year was the Olympics and once I realized that goal I had to refocus and think about the Globe," said Thompson. "In the final (Sunday) I needed to be patient. I waited for the right moment (to pass) and it happened to be near the end. "I nailed the big super-G turn and I was able to move past her." Thompson, from Whistler, B.C., became the first Canadian to win a skicross Crystal Globe in 2012. The 21-year-old won this seasons overall title with 755 points. "Im just really happy that I could realize all my goals and not really disappoint myself," she said. Smith was second with 730 points and Ophelie David of France was third with 572 points. Swedens Victor Oehling Norberg won the mens Crystal Globe with 494 points. Andreas Matt of Austria was second with 482 points and Germanys Daniel Bohnacker was third with 399 points. Dave Duncan of London, Ont., was leading the World Cup rankings when he was injured during the qualification round at the last World Cup stop in Are, Sweden. He missed his last three races and settled for sixth overall. 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