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.

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


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.