Lewis Hamilton took a huge step towards winning his second Formula 1 world championship with victory in Russia on Sunday, leaving his rivals trailing in his wake.
After four consecutive wins, the British driver now enjoys a 17 point lead over teammate Nico Rosberg in the drivers’ standings. Rosberg has not won since the German Grand Prix back in July, and appears to have no answer to his teammate at the moment.
In Russia, a mistake at the first corner forced Rosberg into pitting on the first lap of the race, and although he did manage to fight back to second place come the checkered flag, the German was some 13 seconds adrift of his teammate.
In this video, Leigh Diffey, Steve Matchett and David Hobbs break down the race from Sochi as we now look ahead to the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas at the beginning of next month.
On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.
The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.
It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”
I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”
Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.
Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.