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.

Rivalry Between Nico And Hamilton In Monaco

According to Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg has taken their rivalry to an all new dimension during the Monaco qualification. In his Mercedes Rosberg took to run off and in the lap of flying second time, Hamilton aborted it due to him.

He could not challenge for the pole. Their rivalry went from Bahrain to Barcelona but in Monaco it was taken to an extreme level which was not needed yet it came at the heat of the moment.

Hamilton remained calm and tried to change from his experience and he tries to remain positive. In the race in Monaco he left seven points. He was anxious to get back in the race. In most of the races both used the mode of engine as both wanted to win the battle.

The Story Of Nico and Lewis

In the 2014 formula one season, the battle for gaining the championship glory between Nico Roseberg and Lewis Hamilton made headlines. As the season went deeper the rivalry became bitter between the Mercedes team-mates as there were comparisons.

The only difference between other feuds and the Hamilton vs. Roseberg feud was that it first appeared in their childhood. Roseberg and Hamilton met for the first time when he was only 12 and was already dominating the karting world in Britain. He had then went to Europe to see how he stands against the best in Europe.

When Hamilton had only started out, Nico had already started to establish himself as one of the best talents coming up. The help that he got was the support due to his famous surname. Hamilton recalled his first meet with Nico. He said that he met him in Italy in 1997 during racing karts at the annual Autosport Awards. Nico was the famous upcoming kid who was racing with a top team: CRG. Hamilton was racing with Top Kart. There were many more instances as such where they crossed paths for the next few years until the time in 2000 when they became teammates for the karting squad MBM.

MBM was set up by McLaren, Mercedes-Benz. It was Keke Rosberg who signed the deal in 1988 by becoming the protégé for both Hamilton and Rosberg. Rosberg and Hamilton has been friends by the time they signed up for MBM and even though both were from different backgrounds, a deep bond developed between them.

Rosberg was the son of Keke who was the F1 world champion of 1982 and grew up in Monaco whereas Hamilton was the son of a railway worker who kept on taking up different other jobs so that he could fund the racing career of his son. Hamilton grew up in England’s Stevenage in a council estate.

Nico Rosberg not giving up on title

The Formula One bandwagon heads into Austin, Texas for the third United States Grand Prix and with Mercedes F1 already securing their first ever Formula One Constructors’ Championship, their drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can focus completely on the race to secure the Drivers’ Championship.

Mercedes clinched the Constructors’ Championship after securing their ninth one-two finish of the season at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi and both the drivers reflected on the achievement and hailed the support staff for the effort they put into making the team capable of challenging the traditional powerhouses.

Hamilton was very proud to win the very first Russian Grand Prix and it was sweeter still as it clinched the Constructors’ Championship for the team.  Nico Rosberg, on the other hand, said that he was extremely proud of what the team has achieved and he feels the team has come a full circle since he joined Brawn GP after Mercedes took over the team in 2010.

The German said that they had a brilliant week after the Russian Grand Prix, returning to the team factory as champions, the first one for the team, and celebrating that title with all the people who have worked so hard to make this possible.

Looking ahead at the race in the United States, Hamilton is hopeful of making it yet another win, his fifth consecutive win, and having won the first ever race at Austin in 2012, he has fond memories of the track as well.

Hamilton already has a lead of 17 points over his teammate but Nico Rosberg has said that he will push his teammate to the end and not give up the title without a fight. And with just three races of the season, things are getting very promising for Formula One fans worldwide.

Nico Rosberg not giving up on title

The Formula One bandwagon heads into Austin, Texas for the third United States Grand Prix and with Mercedes F1 already securing their first ever Formula One Constructors’ Championship, their drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can focus completely on the race to secure the Drivers’ Championship.

Mercedes clinched the Constructors’ Championship after securing their ninth one-two finish of the season at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi and both the drivers reflected on the achievement and hailed the support staff for the effort they put into making the team capable of challenging the traditional powerhouses.

Hamilton was very proud to win the very first Russian Grand Prix and it was sweeter still as it clinched the Constructors’ Championship for the team.  Nico Rosberg, on the other hand, said that he was extremely proud of what the team has achieved and he feels the team has come a full circle since he joined Brawn GP after Mercedes took over the team in 2010.

The German said that they had a brilliant week after the Russian Grand Prix, returning to the team factory as champions, the first one for the team, and celebrating that title with all the people who have worked so hard to make this possible.

Looking ahead at the race in the United States, Hamilton is hopeful of making it yet another win, his fifth consecutive win, and having won the first ever race at Austin in 2012, he has fond memories of the track as well.

Hamilton already has a lead of 17 points over his teammate but Nico Rosberg has said that he will push his teammate to the end and not give up the title without a fight. And with just three races of the season, things are getting very promising for Formula One fans worldwide.