Nico Rosberg

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Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg Fashion Shot for Thomas SABO - 1.jpg
Rosberg in 2011
Born(1985-06-27) 27 June 1985 (age 28)
Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality German
2014 teamMercedes[1]
2014 car #6
Races152 (152 starts)
Championships0
Wins4
Podiums16
Career points667.5
Pole positions5
Fastest laps7
First race2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
First win2012 Chinese Grand Prix
Last win2014 Australian Grand Prix
Last race2014 Spanish Grand Prix
2013 position6th (171 pts)
 
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Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg Fashion Shot for Thomas SABO - 1.jpg
Rosberg in 2011
Born(1985-06-27) 27 June 1985 (age 28)
Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality German
2014 teamMercedes[1]
2014 car #6
Races152 (152 starts)
Championships0
Wins4
Podiums16
Career points667.5
Pole positions5
Fastest laps7
First race2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
First win2012 Chinese Grand Prix
Last win2014 Australian Grand Prix
Last race2014 Spanish Grand Prix
2013 position6th (171 pts)

Nico Erik Rosberg (born 27 June 1985) is a German racing driver for the Mercedes Formula One team. He races under the German flag in Formula One, and has also briefly competed for Finland very early in his career. He holds dual nationality of these two countries.[2]

Rosberg won the 2005 GP2 Series for the ART team, having raced in Formula 3 Euro Series previously for his father Keke Rosberg's racing organisation Team Rosberg.

For the 2010 Formula One season, Rosberg joined the re-branded Mercedes team, formed by Mercedes's takeover of 2009 constructors' champions Brawn GP. Since then, Rosberg has enjoyed his most successful period, winning 4 Grands Prix and earning 5 pole positions.

Early and personal life[edit]

Rosberg was born in Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany. The son of Finnish 1982 Formula One world champion Keke Rosberg and his German wife Sina, Nico spent much of his youth in Monaco with his family, and still lives in the principality. Rosberg speaks fluent German, English, Italian, Spanish and French but only a little Finnish, though he is learning the language. Rosberg competed under the Finnish and German flags at different times during his early career.[2] In Formula One, as for all FIA world championships, a driver's nationality is defined by his passport.[3] Rosberg races under the German flag in Formula One.

Career[edit]

Junior formulae (1996–2004)[edit]

Rosberg won the 2002 German Formula BMW championship, an important milestone in his racing career.

Rosberg started out in karting in 1996 at the age of 10; later in 2000 he and Lewis Hamilton were teammates.[4] Rosberg then moved up to German Formula BMW in 2002, where he won the title. His performances resulted in a move to drive for his father's team in Formula 3 Euro Series, a combination of the several national Formula Three championships that had existed prior to its formation. Rosberg did well there, and stayed on for 2004. In early 2004, he got one of his first tastes of Formula One by doing a test session with Williams.[5]

GP2[edit]

ART Grand Prix (2005)[edit]

Offered a place on the aeronautical engineering course at Imperial College London;[6] Rosberg declined and in 2005 joined the ART Grand Prix team in the newly created GP2 Series. He went on to become the first driver to win the GP2 title.

Formula One[edit]

Williams (2006–2009)[edit]

See also: Williams F1
2006[edit]
Rosberg at the 2006 Canadian Grand Prix

In late 2005, Rosberg was officially confirmed as a Williams driver for the 2006 season. In the Engineering Aptitude Test, administered to all new Williams drivers, Rosberg achieved the highest score in the team's history.[7] In the first Formula One race of his young career in Bahrain, Rosberg was driving a car which was not considered competitive enough to get to the podium.[8] and also had to fight his way through the field after losing his nose cone on the first lap. Nonetheless, he finished in the points, seventh behind teammate Mark Webber, and recorded the fastest lap, becoming the youngest driver to do so in F1 history. Following this he was linked with a move to teams such as McLaren.[citation needed]

He qualified third at the next round Malaysia, but his Cosworth engine, on its second mandatory race, blew up after only seven laps. Rosberg did get into the points for the second time in the 2006 season at the European Grand Prix, benefiting from the hydraulic failure of his teammate.

The rest of the 2006 season went less well for Rosberg; he retired in four of the next seven Grands Prix, and in the ones he did finish he was outside the points. His closest attempt to get into the points was in Britain, where he was just one second behind eighth placed Jacques Villeneuve. Rosberg scored a total of four points, three fewer than teammate Webber, over the course of what was a disappointing season for both himself and for the Williams team.

2007[edit]
Rosberg at the 2007 British Grand Prix

Williams brought in new Toyota engines for 2007, along with a new team-mate, Alexander Wurz. Rosberg's old team-mate, Mark Webber, had moved to partner David Coulthard at Red Bull Racing. Initially, the Toyota powered FW29 showed potential in the pre-season test sessions.[9] However, Rosberg remained realistic: "in F1 you cannot normally just jump back to the front [of the grid] from one year to the next".[10]

Rosberg scored his best result of 2007 with fourth place at the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix, overtaking both BMW Saubers in the process.

In 2007, Rosberg finished in the points seven times, including a career best fourth at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix. He was also placed seventh in the Australian, Hungarian and Turkish Grands Prix and came home sixth at the Italian and Belgian Grands Prix. At the Canadian Grand Prix, Rosberg qualified seventh and moved up two places from the start:

"Early in the race I thought I was set for a good result because I was running fifth and the car felt really good, but then the Safety Car came out on lap 21... I had to stop for fuel on lap 23, which meant I missed the re-fuelling window by 13 seconds and that effectively ended my race. New rules punish people who pit immediately after the Safety Car comes out, so I was given a 10s stop-go penalty and all I could manage after that was 10th place."[11]

He suffered only three retirements during 2007; hydraulic failure 14 laps from home in Malaysia and an oil leak at the US Grand Prix five laps from the finish (although classified 16th), where he was on course for sixth place. He had started the race 14th having "glazed" his brakes during qualifying, therefore damaging his confidence. An electronics glitch also put him out of the Japanese Grand Prix.

During the first half of 2007 season, Rosberg saw his teammate Alexander Wurz score more points, but later in the season Rosberg passed Wurz in world championship points, eventually more than quadrupling his 2006 points haul with 20 points.

2008[edit]

Rosberg secured the first podium finish of his career with a strong drive to third place at the 2008 Australian Grand Prix. However, the remainder of the season was more of a struggle. He was given a ten place grid penalty for the French Grand Prix, as a result of crashing into the back of Lewis Hamilton in the pit lane at the Canadian Grand Prix, despite only his race being affected by the incident as Hamilton and Kimi Räikkönen were already eliminated.

In September he finished second to Fernando Alonso in the floodlit Singapore Grand Prix after leading a Grand Prix for the first time in his career. This result was despite incurring a ten second stop-go penalty for pitting while the pitlane was closed immediately after the deployment of the safety car. However, as what appeared to be a simple administrative formality took ten laps to issue, and the slow car of Giancarlo Fisichella was between Rosberg and the next competitive car during those laps, he did not lose much time and rejoined fifth, whereas Robert Kubica dropped from fourth to last on the same penalty for the same offence.

2009[edit]
Rosberg driving for Williams at the 2009 Turkish Grand Prix

Rosberg had a solid season in 2009, scoring points at almost every race and also consistently qualifying in the top ten. He opened the season with a solid sixth place in Melbourne, before fading somewhat in the next three races. From China onwards however, he improved, finishing eighth, then sixth, then fifth twice. At his home race in Germany, he put in arguably the best drive of his career at the time, when he overcame fuel problems to climb from 15th on the grid and finish fourth ahead of championship leader Jenson Button. He then followed this up with another fourth place in the Hungarian Grand Prix and 5th in the European Grand Prix. Despite scoring a point in the Belgian Grand Prix, Rosberg's effort to score points at every race in the European season was ended by a lack of pace at Monza. Despite this, Rosberg returned to competitiveness at the 2009 Singapore Grand Prix by qualifying third and putting in the fastest lap of the weekend in Q2 (1:46.197). Despite overtaking Sebastian Vettel off the line, and being on course for second place or even a maiden victory, Rosberg undid all his good work by crossing the white line out of his first pit stop and incurring a drive-through penalty just in time for the safety car. With the field bunched, he dropped to the back, effectively ruining his race. Rosberg apologised to the team afterward, calling his mistake 'silly' and 'stupid'. Rosberg managed to claim fifth place at the Japanese Grand Prix after qualifying eleventh and starting in P7 on a good strategy after a number of grid penalties. Soon after the race Jenson Button reported Rosberg to race stewards for speeding under yellow flag conditions, but Rosberg was cleared after stewards discovered that his dashboard display was only showing that he had low fuel. This bagged Rosberg four points, putting him in seventh place in the Drivers Championship with 34.5 points and Williams sixth in the constructors. Rosberg scored every point for the Williams team during the 2009 season.

Mercedes (2010–present)[edit]

2010[edit]
Rosberg driving for Mercedes at the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix

On 29 October 2009 Rosberg announced he was leaving the Williams team at the end of the season. He commented that Williams "have really supported my career over the years and I'd like to say a big thank you to them. However, I'm not sure they can win races at the moment and I would like to".[12] On 16 November 2009, Brawn GP was bought by Mercedes and re-branded as Mercedes GP for the 2010 Formula One season. On 23 November 2009, Rosberg was announced as the team's first driver.[13] On 23 December 2009, Michael Schumacher was announced as Rosberg's team-mate, and was given Rosberg's car number (3) because of superstitious reasons.[14] Despite much hype concerning Schumacher's comeback, Rosberg managed to successfully out-qualify and out-race his team mate at most races. In Malaysia, Rosberg achieved his first front row grid start, having qualified second in a qualifying session disrupted by rain; again out-qualifying Schumacher. He eventually finished third in the race; Mercedes's first podium as a works team since their comeback. His third place at the Chinese Grand Prix provided Rosberg with his second podium in succession, and he momentarily moved into second place in the drivers' standings.

He finished seventh at Monaco, fifth in Turkey and sixth in Canada, but only tenth in the European Grand Prix. However, in the British Grand Prix, Rosberg managed a podium finish in third place by holding off Alonso and then Button. But at the German Grand Prix, Mercedes were once again off the pace, and Rosberg could only finish eighth, ahead of teammate Schumacher. Hungary looked more promising, but he lost a wheel while exiting his pit stop and was forced to retire from a point-scoring position. His race at Spa was more successful, and a race-long duel with Schumacher left Rosberg narrowly ahead of his team mate in sixth. The Italian Grand Prix yielded another consistent finish in fifth, achieved mainly by passing both Red Bulls at the start, and took another fifth place finish in Singapore.

However, he was hit by bad luck in Japan, when under pressure from Schumacher, a wheel detached itself from his car and put Rosberg into the wall. At the inaugural Korean Grand Prix he was even more unfortunate, when while running a strong fourth, he retired from the race after being collected by Mark Webber. Webber had spun into the wall and momentum took him back onto the racing line and left Rosberg with nowhere to go and the two collided. The race at Interlagos was more positive, with Rosberg finishing sixth, despite three pit stops, two of which were taken under safety car conditions which minimised a loss of track position. The following week in Abu Dhabi, Rosberg again pitted under the safety car and this allowed him to finish fourth, a result that secured him seventh in the Drivers' Championship. Rosberg finished 16 of the season's 19 races, of which 15 were points-scoring finishes.

Rosberg at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix.
2011[edit]

The new Mercedes MGP W02 proved to be very fast in winter testing. In Australia, Rosberg showed his speed until retiring due to a collision with Barrichello. In Malaysia, Rosberg started ninth and finished twelfth, meaning that for the first time in his career he failed to score a single point in the opening two races of a season. Rosberg took his first points finish of the season in China, having qualified fourth and finishing fifth, as well as leading fourteen laps during the race.[15] During the 2011 Belgian Grand Prix, Rosberg overtook Sebastian Vettel during the first lap of the race and led again for three laps in total, but then quickly fell down the field and on lap 42 of 44 allowed his teammate Schumacher to pass him for fifth after the team warned him that he should save fuel.[16]

Rosberg eventually ended the championship in the seventh place for the third time in a row, again above Schumacher in the final standings. However, he had scored no podium finishes during the season, and the gap in terms of points between Rosberg and his teammate decreased from seventy points in 2010 to thirteen in 2011. This was partly because the Mercedes MGP W02 generally had nobody to compete with, with Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari having superior cars and other teams being more slow-paced than MGP W02.[17] Rosberg himself pointed to the fact that due to the new Pirelli tyres and the Drag Reduction System, introduced in 2011, overtaking had become more possible and qualifying – where he still had beaten Schumacher 16:3 – had lost its importance.[18] Despite that, he praised DRS, stating that it could turn out to be one of the best rules in Formula One history.[19]

2012[edit]

Rosberg finished outside the points in the first two races of the season in Australia and Malaysia, finishing twelfth and thirteenth respectively. At the Chinese Grand Prix, Rosberg gained the first pole position of his career, beating Lewis Hamilton's qualifying time by over half a second.[20] Rosberg took advantage of his grid position to storm to his maiden victory finishing over twenty seconds ahead of second-placed Jenson Button who fell back after a pit-stop error. In this way Rosberg took his first points of the season and Mercedes's first win since Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1955 Italian Grand Prix, prior to their withdrawal from the sport.[21] In addition to that, Rosberg became the first German driver to win a Grand Prix driving a German car since Hermann Lang´s victory at the 1939 Swiss Grand Prix and the first driver to win a Grand Prix during the life of their father who also achieved a Grand Prix victory in Formula One.

2013[edit]
Rosberg during practice for the 2013 British Grand Prix; Rosberg achieved his second win of the season in the race.

Rosberg remained at Mercedes for the 2013 season where he was partnered with Lewis Hamilton after Hamilton signed a three-year contract with the team. Rosberg retired from the Australian Grand Prix with an electrical problem,[22] and he finished fourth at the Malaysian Grand Prix.[23] after being ordered by the team not to overtake Hamilton. During the Monaco Grand Prix, he had pole position, led every lap and won the race, especially notable given that he considers Monaco his home and that his father Keke Rosberg won the same race exactly thirty years earlier. On June 30, Rosberg claimed his second win of the season and third of his career at the British Grand Prix.[24] He benefited from a puncture suffered by his team-mate Hamilton and a technical failure for Vettel. Rosberg came back to being 2nd best to Vettel after the summer break qualifying 2nd, only 0.010 seconds behind Sebastian Vettel. Three races later he started and finished 2nd in India, and in Abu Dhabi he finished third. Rosberg again qualified an impressive 2nd at the wet Brazil after finishing first in the practice sessions. He even took the lead but had to settle for 5th, finishing the season in sixth place in the championship with 171 points compared to team-mate Hamilton's 189.

2014[edit]

In the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Rosberg won the race, having started from third (his father Keke had won the first F1 Australian Grand Prix in 1985 in Adelaide). Daniel Ricciardo finished the race second, but was later disqualified for a fuel infringement,[25] promoting Kevin Magnussen to second and his team mate Jenson Button to third. In Malaysia he finished 2nd, 17 seconds behind teammate Hamilton, but in front of Sebastian Vettel to give Mercedes-Benz their first 1–2 since Italy in 1955. In Bahrain Rosberg took pole position but lost out to Hamilton at the start of the race, and eventually finished second to his team-mate, despite putting him under pressure numerous times. Rosberg said: "I thought I'd got him about nine times but they didn't work" and said the race was "a day for the sport" considering the criticism that F1 has had in 2014. In China he started 4th but fell back to 6th in the opening lap, however fought hard to finish 2nd ahead of Fernando Alonso.

Helmet design and number[edit]

For the 2014 season, a new rule allowed the driver to pick a unique car number to use throughout their entire F1 career. Rosberg picked #6 and later tweeted "Cool. got number 6 for my remaining F1 career! My future wife's and my dad's lucky number. so it has got to work for me too!".[26] He also changed the colour of his helmet after 8 years from yellow to dark grey. The overall design included a flash of chrome, a little Roman influence, clean lines and personal symbols, designed by Jens Munser.

Records and achievements[edit]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

SeasonSeriesTeamRacesWinsPolesF/LapsPodiumsPointsPosition
2001Formula BMW Junior Cup Iberia300003818th
2002Formula BMW ADACVIVA Racing20951132641st
2003Formula 3 Euro SeriesTeam Rosberg201125458th
Masters of Formula 310000N/ANC
Macau Grand PrixCarlin Motorsport10000N/ANC
Korea Super Prix10000N/A11th
2004Formula 3 Euro SeriesTeam Rosberg193225704th
Macau Grand Prix10000N/ANC
Masters of Formula 310000N/A6th
Bahrain Superprix10001N/A2nd
2005GP2 SeriesART Grand Prix23545121201st
Formula OneBMW Williams F1 TeamTest driver
2006Formula OneWilliamsF1 Team180010417th
2007Formula OneAT&T Williams170000209th
2008Formula OneAT&T Williams1800021713th
2009Formula OneAT&T Williams17001034.57th
2010Formula OneMercedes GP Petronas F1 Team1900031427th
2011Formula OneMercedes GP Petronas F1 Team190000897th
2012Formula OneMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team201122939th
2013Formula OneMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1923041716th
2014Formula OneMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team5113597*2nd*

* Season in progress.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrantChassisEngine1234567891011121314151617181920DCPoints
2003Team RosbergDallara F303/005Spiess-OpelHOC1
1

Ret
HOC1
2

3
ADR
1

Ret
ADR
2

2
PAU
1

15
PAU
2

17
NOR
1

8
NOR
2

Ret
LMS
1

1
LMS
2

11
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

3
A1R
1

8
A1R
2

3
ZAN
1

18
ZAN
2

8
HOC2
1

7
HOC2
2

14
MAG
1

6
MAG
2

Ret
8th45
2004Team RosbergDallara F303/006Spiess-OpelHOC1
1

1
HOC1
2

1
EST
1

Ret
EST
2

4
ADR
1

5
ADR
1

Ret
PAU
1

Ret
PAU
2

Ret
NOR
1

4
NOR
1

17
MAG
1

6
MAG
2

2
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

3
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

DNS
BRN
1

4
BRN
2

11
HOC2
1

8
HOC2
2

8
4th70

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrant1234567891011121314151617181920212223DCPoints
2005ART Grand PrixSMR
FEA

8
SMR
SPR

Ret
ESP
FEA

9
ESP
SPR

4
MON
FEA

3
EUR
FEA

3
EUR
SPR

4
FRA
FEA

7
FRA
SPR

1
GBR
FEA

1
GBR
SPR

4
GER
FEA

1
GER
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

2
TUR
FEA

17
TUR
SPR

3
ITA
FEA

2
ITA
SPR

2
BEL
FEA

3
BEL
SPR

5
BHR
FEA

1
BHR
SPR

1
1st120

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrantChassisEngine1234567891011121314151617181920WDCPoints
2006WilliamsF1 TeamWilliams FW28Cosworth CA2006 2.4 V8BHR
7
MAL
Ret
AUS
Ret
SMR
11
EUR
7
ESP
11
MON
Ret
GBR
9
CAN
Ret
USA
9
FRA
14
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
TUR
Ret
ITA
Ret
CHN
11
JPN
10
BRA
Ret
17th4
2007AT&T WilliamsWilliams FW29Toyota RVX-07 2.4 V8AUS
7
MAL
Ret
BHR
10
ESP
6
MON
12
CAN
10
USA
16
FRA
9
GBR
12
EUR
Ret
HUN
7
TUR
7
ITA
6
BEL
6
JPN
Ret
CHN
16
BRA
4
9th20
2008AT&T WilliamsWilliams FW30Toyota RVX-08 2.4 V8AUS
3
MAL
14
BHR
8
ESP
Ret
TUR
8
MON
Ret
CAN
10
FRA
16
GBR
9
GER
10
HUN
14
EUR
8
BEL
12
ITA
14
SIN
2
JPN
11
CHN
15
BRA
12
13th17
2009AT&T WilliamsWilliams FW31Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8AUS
6
MAL
8
CHN
15
BHR
9
ESP
8
MON
6
TUR
5
GBR
5
GER
4
HUN
4
EUR
5
BEL
8
ITA
16
SIN
11
JPN
5
BRA
Ret
ABU
9
7th34.5
2010Mercedes GP Petronas F1 TeamMercedes MGP W01Mercedes FO 108X 2.4 V8BHR
5
AUS
5
MAL
3
CHN
3
ESP
13
MON
7
TUR
5
CAN
6
EUR
10
GBR
3
GER
8
HUN
Ret
BEL
6
ITA
5
SIN
5
JPN
17†
KOR
Ret
BRA
6
ABU
4
7th142
2011Mercedes GP Petronas F1 TeamMercedes MGP W02Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8AUS
Ret
MAL
12
CHN
5
TUR
5
ESP
7
MON
11
CAN
11
EUR
7
GBR
6
GER
7
HUN
9
BEL
6
ITA
Ret
SIN
7
JPN
10
KOR
8
IND
6
ABU
6
BRA
7
7th89
2012Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamMercedes F1 W03Mercedes FO 108Z 2.4 V8AUS
12
MAL
13
CHN
1
BHR
5
ESP
7
MON
2
CAN
6
EUR
6
GBR
15
GER
10
HUN
10
BEL
11
ITA
7
SIN
5
JPN
Ret
KOR
Ret
IND
11
ABU
Ret
USA
13
BRA
15
9th93
2013Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamMercedes F1 W04Mercedes FO 108F 2.4 V8AUS
Ret
MAL
4
CHN
Ret
BHR
9
ESP
6
MON
1
CAN
5
GBR
1
GER
9
HUN
19†
BEL
4
ITA
6
SIN
4
KOR
7
JPN
8
IND
2
ABU
3
USA
9
BRA
5
6th171
2014Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamMercedes F1 W05 HybridMercedes PU106A Hybrid 1.6 V6 tAUS
1
MAL
2
BHR
2
CHN
2
ESP
2
MON
CAN
AUT
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
JPN
RUS
USA
BRA
ABU
2nd*97*

Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as he had completed >90% of the race distance.
Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance completed.
* Season in progress.

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