Nico Rosberg

Nico Eric Rosberg is a professional motorsports racer from Germany and he is currently driving on the Formula 1 circuit for the Mercedes GP Formula One team. Although Rosberg races in Formula 1 under the German flag, in his earlier career he has raced under the flag of Finland as he holds passports of both the countries having dual nationality. Rosberg was born on the 27th of June, 1985 in the Wiesbaden region of the erstwhile West Germany. His father is Keke Rosberg, who was the Formula One world champion during the 1982 season. Keke is Finnish while Nico’s mother Sina is German, thus, he gets to hold a dual passport of the European Union. Much of Nico’s childhood was spent in the principality of Monaco where he still continues to live and during his growing up years in this little city, he learnt his early trade of motor racing and also went to school and he is very fluent in German, Spanish, English and Italian and can speak a bit of Finnish as well.

Rosberg’s racing career properly took off in 1996 when he began to race go karts when he was just 11 years old and after some success there, he moved up a class to race in the German Formula BMW in 2002. So impressive was Nico Eric Rosberg in his drive at the German Formula BMW that he was asked to race for his father’s team in the Formula Three Euro Series. He did quite well for himself on this circuit and stayed on with the team till the end of the 2004 season. In 2005, Rosberg joined GP2 to race for the ART Grand Prix team and since this series was newly formed at the time, he came to hold the distinction of being its first ever champion.

In the autumn of 2005, it was announced by the Williams Formula One team that Nico Eric Rosberg would be their new driver for the upcoming season. In the mandatory Engineering Aptitude Test that was conducted by the team for all the drivers of the team, Rosberg scored the highest marks so far in the team’s entire history. At the end of the 2009 season, Rosberg announced that he would leave Williams due to its inability to win races and join the Mercedes GP Formula One team. Nico Eric Rosberg is currently in 7th position in the drivers’ standings.

2014 cars don’t suit Kimi, says Grosjean

Lotus F1 driver Romain Grosjean believes former teammate Kimi Raikkonen’s struggles this season in the sport is very much down to the cars which do not suit is style at all.

The two were teammates for the past two seasons at Lotus F1 before the former Drivers’ World Champion returned to Ferrari to link up with Fernando Alonso before the start of the start of the 2014 season. But his second stint with the Italian giants has not gone according to plan at all with the Finnish driver languishing in 12th place in the race for the Formula One Drivers’ Championship and has failed to finish ahead of Alonso in all of the eleven races so far this season.

Grosjean has driven with both the Ferrari drivers in the past and by his reckoning, it is the Finn who has struggled most to adapt to the radical changes that have been introduced by the FIA this season. The Frenchman stated that he knows what the Finn doesn’t like and he can tell that he doesn’t like this season’s cars at all.

The Lotus F1 driver went on to add that Raikkonen is someone who needs his car to have a good front end but he doesn’t get that feeling from this season’s cars at all. Grosjean mentioned that although it is difficult to explain how it works, it is something that shatters all the confidence a driver has in himself when he doesn’t get the feeling of the car.

Speaking of Alonso, Grosjean stated that the Spaniard is a driver who can make the most out of a bad situation and he will always give his all for the cause, even if that means driving in three different ways throughout the race and that can’t be said of anyone else on the grid.

McLaren Is Pushing For Success: Jenson Button

Jenson Button has said that Ron Dennis is very much determined to McLaren back to the formula one grid. Button has acquired fourth rank on the home turf of Silverstone in the first week of July. This was Button’s best result since he started the season with the Australian race. After Daniel Ricciardo got disqualified from the race, Button reached the third place in the race with ease. The 34-year-old driver missed his place in the podium at the British Grand Prix in his 15 year career in the formula one sport. Since the McLaren group chief executive officer Dennis is determined that Button will do well in the impending races, the F1 driver also showed his faith in his team.

“There are a lot of scopes for betterment. Our philosophy is that today we did all right. But tomorrow it has to be better and day after tomorrow it has to be even better. Otherwise, we will not be able to catch the guys in front of us,” said Button in his recent interview by the Mail Online.

While commenting about his Mercedes car the F1 driver has said that: “Looking at the speed of the car it seems that it has become quicker but we are going to have a better car. But I think anything is possible since we are just 0.8 seconds behind the Red Bull in the race.”

There could be rumours about the infrastructure of McLaren, but denying that Button has said that there is no dearth of resources in their team and everyone is working as committed workers. “Dennis is pushing very hard, even, each of the team mates are committed. It’s not that we are limited with resources,” said Button who revealed that Germany suits him better that Great Britain in terms of having advantages in race.

1. NASCAR Now In Kansas!

This weekend, NASCAR, the Truck and sprint cup series will be heading to Kansas City, Kansas, for the 11th race of the 2014 season.

The Sprint Cup Series and the Truck Series races will be held at the D- shaped arena in the Kansas City. The track is of 1.5 mile in length. The series, which is popular across the nation, was not held last week but will return this weekend. On Friday the Truck Series will run the 250 SFP and on Saturday the Sprint Cup cars will run the 5 hour Energy 400. This is the pioneering night race at the Kansas Speedway.

Given below is the weekend race schedule of the Kansas race which also includes the starting time of the race, the qualifying time, the practise time, the weather forecast to help the people in determining whether the skies will be gentle enough to out and watch the races. The schedule:

9th May, Friday- (all in pm)

NASCAR SPRINT Cup series (practise): 12.00-1.30 (TV: FOX Sports1)

NASCAR SPRINT Cup series (final practise): 2.30-3.20 (TV: FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (qualification for pole): 4.40

NASCAR SPRINT Cup Series Coors (qualification for pole) : 6.40

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: 8.30

10th May, Saturday- (all in pm)

NASCAR Sprint Cup series Final: 7.30