Rosberg: Focus was the key to P1

Unsurprisingly, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg continued the dominance of the silver arrows by claiming pole position ahead of the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Rosberg was unchallenged during Q3 after his teammate Lewis Hamilton was forced to retire after Q2 concluded due to a power unit failure.

Despite Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel claiming P2, the German suffered a five place grid penalty yesterday after an unscheduled gearbox change, to which Rosberg explained that he will still keep an eye on him.

“I was just focused on myself out there, really going for it and feeling great about it [the car]. From Q2 onwards it just felt awesome,” the Championship leader said.

“The others today have been extremely unfortunate, so that makes my race a little bit easier tomorrow, but a Formula 1 race is never easy.

“Even from where Sebastian is, and Valtteri (Bottas) behind, the opposition is still there.

“I need to keep focused and get the job done.”

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