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.
This weekend at Abu Dhabi, the final Formula One race of 2016 would be held and NicoRosberg has only one aim – to finish in the top three at the Grand Prix.
If he is able to do that, his first Formula One championship would be guaranteed.
Rosberg is in the lead for the title after garnering a 12 point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the past races. This means that even if Hamilton comes off as the winner of the race, and Rosberg is able to cross the line in third position, he (Rosberg) would still be the champion.
“Hopefully, the fans will get a great show to end the year,” said the German driver who hopes to stop his Mercedes teammate from winning a title for the third straight time and four overall titles.
For the past two seasons, Rosberg has been the runner up for the title but the odds are hugely in his favor this time around.
Going into the summer break, Rosberg was trailing behind Hamilton by 19 points but was able to turn the tables on Hamilton. A seemingly certain victory for him at the Malaysian GP was thwarted by engine failure. Continue reading…
Rosberg states that he is always strongest after he has suffered difficult moments.
The German Grand Prix which was held at Hockenheim was not ideal for him as he fell behind his competitor Lewis Hamilton. The battle between the two of them for the FI World championship still continues. Hamilton has definitely been having a strong run this year. It has also affected Nico’s scores which have turned the advantage of 43 points that he had into a deficit of 19 points.
Nico admits that his competitor has always been tough to handle. Lewis is strong and it is not only a perception. That is the case in every Grand Prix that he has competed against. Hence it is similar to launching a battle against this driver. However, Rosberg is disappointed in his performance. He had a qualifying strength in the race pace that was held on Friday. Continue reading…
With the Russian Grand Prix just around the corner, F1 would be banking on Nico Rosberg.
They would need his lead to be added to Lewis Hamilton’s drive. As per point, Nico has been able to gain only about 36 points. However, F1 would need to see more leads coming in from Rosberg as well as the other Germans. Lewis Hamilton has not had a good weekend in Shanghai and for that; F1 would need the drivers to set up to put in their best in the upcoming race.
Many feel that Hamilton is not in good form and 36 points to recover would surely be tough on him. The deficit might be difficult to recover, but F1 hopes for the best in the coming races this season. The point system has undergone a change and the older system, allotted points in a more conservative manner. It might be that the older system made it easier to build up points, but the new point system is more aggressive. Continue reading…
Sebastian Vettel, the 4 time Formula One champion, snatched a great win, which is his 40th win, last time out in Malaysia to put the brake on dominating title holder Hammy as well as runner-up Rosberg – and now Ferrari’s #25 million per year capture is hellbent on stopping a 2nd successive championship haul by Silver Arrows twosome.
Hamilton, who had a wary eye on Ferrari, told that they have they have a huge improvement. They have overtaken your Red Bull, they are progressing and he believes that they are going to have to see them really closely. It is really very nice to see them back but Seb’s victory in Malaysia was not so much a kick as a strong pinch. And they now know that they have a race on their hands.
In the other hand, Nico Rosberg loved the revitalized he challenge too. He told that if Seb closes the gap on them it woud be great for Formula One. It is Game On. Continue reading…