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.

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg was born on 27th of June 1985 and currently is a racing driver for the Mercedes Formula One team. He started karting at an age of 10 in 1996. In 2002 Rosberg started off with the German formula BMW by winning the title. He got his first taste of Formula One racing in 2004 by doing a test session with Williams. In 2005 he joined the ART Grand Prix team in the GP2 series.

For the 2006 season Nico Rosberg signed with the Williams team for the season. He also scored the highest in the engineering aptitude test in the team’s history. Although driving a car that was not considered competent, Rosberg finished in the points in Bahrain and also seventh behind Mark Webber. In Malaysia he qualified third. But the end 2006 was a dry period for both him and the Williams team. In 2007 Williams brought in new Toyota engines. Rosberg was now partnered by Alexander Wurz. 2007 was highly promising as he finished in the points seven times that season which included a fourth at the Brazilian Grand Prix. This season ending performance is still considered groundbreaking and one of his best in the racing career. In the 2008 Australian Grand Prix Rosberg secured the first podium finish of his career although the remaining part of the season was a continuous struggle for him. 2009 was a refreshing change. Rosberg scored points almost in every race that season also qualifying among the top ten. At the 2009 Singapore Grand Prix he qualified third and put the fastest lap in Q2. He finished fifth in the Japanese Grand Prix.

On 2010 after much speculation it was announced that Nico Rosberg was signing with Mercedes for the season. In the 2014 season opening Rosberg won the race at the Australian Grand Prix.

Rosberg- tyre failure

Roasberg tweeted that his tyre blew without giving him any kind of warning from beforehand which made him spin at a speed of 320 km per hour at Bahrain. This was a private Pirelli test and things like this were most likely to have happened. Nico was wearing a Mercedes outfit which was amongst the four teams in the favour of the f! Supplier – Pirelli.

His statements later explained how there tyre tests in Bahrain are to be regarded for numerous prototypes. These are complete innovative and new and they have a new aim altogether so that they can attract the audience in the future races to come. He was also heard say that these kind of tests are held for a purpose like this only so that every problem is cleared and there is no problem or drawback on the day of the main game.

There was talk about the car and the tyres being completely and well investigated. The findings of this investigation are to be reported back to the FIA in a considerate amount of time. The damage caused to the car caused damage to the team too. They had to bring an end to the week of ultimate surprises one of them of which was definitely this.

Doing the tyre test was complete Pirelli’s idea only and he wanted to it because a few development was left undone as far as the tyres are concerned he was heard saying that it was an accident. That was the reason why a tyre test was been done in the first place and those tyres had been tested in the laboratory only once. Therefore for the next championship there would definitely not be any safety issues at all as they all had learnt from their experience.