Rosberg wins Russian Grand Prix as Hamilton takes second

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Nico Rosberg cruised to victory in the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday as his title rival and teammate Lewis Hamilton dodged crashes and battled through the pack for second.

Rosberg has won all four of this season's races - seven in a row including victories from last season - and has a hefty 43-point lead over Hamilton in the title race.

"It's been an awesome weekend, the car has been fantastic. Very, very happy, thanks to everybody," Rosberg said, but played down his championship lead.

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Formula 1 Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 N.Rosberg 100 4
2 L.Hamilton 57 0
3 K.Raikkonen 43 0
4 D.Ricciardo 36 0
5 S.Vettel 33 0
6 F.Massa 32 0
7 R.Grosjean 22 0
8 D.Kvyat 21 0
9 V.Bottas 19 0
10 M.Verstappen 13 0
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