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 finishes first in the qualifying round of Russian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg continues his good form ahead of the much awaited Russian Grand Prix. The competition with his teammate Lewis Hamilton has been growing over the 2014 Formula one season as they have shared the maximum number of wins among them. Both the drivers have been trying to outdo each other. Their team Mercedes has been gaining from their performance as they top the list of constructors by quite some margin. The Suzuka race proved to be a tough one for all the drivers but Lewis Hamilton managed to come out on top in some challenging conditions. He was closely followed in second place by Nico Rosberg. But the two did not celebrate on the podium and refrained from spraying any champagne. This is because the entire Formula One family is grief stricken at the crash which Jules Bianchi met with during the Japanese Grand Prix. According to Rosberg, Bianchi is one of the rising stars in Formula One and he is a god friend of his. The two of them have been caught several times sharing a laugh and Rosberg was visibly disturbed at the incident.

The tragic incident did not affect Nico Rosberg’s performance ahead of the Russian Grand Prix. He finished in the first position during the qualifying round by beating his team mate and making a strong statement. Earlier he was not very confident about his car much like last time but he managed to perform incredibly well in the initial stages. The fans will be looking forward to yet another nail biting season when the actual race happens. Both the drivers of Mercedes will be trying to snatch points from one another while preventing others to spoil the party of their team. It is tipped to be an exciting affair in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

Bruno Senna gearing up for Formula E after his release from Williams

The Brazilian Formula One star Bruno Senna has always been keen on following the footsteps of his legendary uncle Ayrton Senna. He has been a part of leading racing teams like Hispania Racing, Renault and Williams. His latest team is Mahindra Formula E team and his teammate is Karun Chandok. The duo is confident of making an impact in their race to the championship title. The racing team principal of Mahindra, Dilbagh Gill and the chairman SP Shukla remained optimistic about the future of the duo. Bruno Senna has been associated with Karun Chandok earlier and both of them are enough experienced to make it to the very top of the driver’s standings. A lot of hard work has been put in to improve the design of the cars that they will be using. A dedicated team of engineers are overlooking the entire process and the driver’s seemed to be quite excited as well. Formula E has the sole prerogative of attracting more people to racing and the dream seems to be taking shape ultimately with a number of Formula One drivers joining several teams to make a formidable line up.

Bruno Senna accepted the decision taken by Williams to release him keeping in mind the future of the racing club. Finn Valtteri Bottas has now joined Pastor Maldonado to complete their lineup. Senna seemed optimistic about his future and thanked everyone associated with Williams for reposing their trust on him in the previous season. He enjoyed a bit of success in the Belgian Grand Prix but failed to impress in the other races. His association with the Mahindra team is going to be a new learning curve in his life. The fans of the racing team are looking forward to their superstar for bringing some accolades back home.

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.