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2016-04-25 14:30

NOTHING LASTS FOREVER: Mercedes driver, Nico Rosberg, acknowledges that his run of success will not last forever in the lead-up to the Russian GP. Image: AFP / Johannes Eisele

Moscow - Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg is heading into this weekend's (April 30-1 May) Russian grand prix knowing that his winning streak cannot last forever.

Rosberg said: "I'm just trying to soak up and enjoy every moment."

The Mercedes driver has won the last six grands prix on the trot and is leading the 2016 world championship by 36 points.

The German told Welt am Sonntag newspaper: "I've never had so much fun racing in my career."

Like father, like son

1982 world champion Keke Rosberg - Nico's father - also acknowledges the 30-year-old's extraordinary run.

The former Williams and McLaren driver told Auto Bild: "It's going really smoothly for Nico. In the last six months alone, he has won more than I did in my whole F1 career."

Nico warned that the winning streak cannot last forever, saying: "Put it this way, I'm certainly not looking forward to it, but I know that the day will come, because nothing is forever.

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Rosberg added: "What is important is that I am happy - the car is great and at home I have a great wife and a healthy child, and for that I feel great gratitude." 

He admitted, however, that he is less happy with the overall situation in F1, with political turmoil holding up much-needed reforms for the good of the sport.

'Before we were not even asked for our opinion'

Rosberg said: "The way the system is at the moment cannot go on."

He stands firmly with the GPDA, referring to the fact that F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone recently called outspoken figures in the F1 drivers' union "windbags".

Rosberg said: "If we are called windbags, it means at least that someone is listening. Of course this is not a compliment, but before we were not even asked for our opinion."


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