Nico Rosberg has a massive lead
The Mercedes driver stayed out of trouble, while his rivals hit problems during the race on Sunday. It means Rosberg has extended his lead at the top of the standings as teammate Lewis Hamilton had a nightmare of a weekend in China.
Rosberg – only the fourth person in the history of Formula 1 to win six consecutive races – now has a 36-point cushion at the top of the table, and no driver has ever failed to win the world championship having taken the chequered flag in the first three grands prix of a season.
Lewis Hamilton has 39 points in second place, while Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo lies just behind him in third.
Rosberg was lucky in that his teammate, both Ferraris and Daniel Ricciardo had problems early on, but there can be no denying that he is in the form of his life at the moment.