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Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg 2016 Malaysia 1
Born 27 June 1985
Wiesbaden, West Germany
Nationality Flag of Germany German
Formula One World Championship career
Years Active 2006-2016
Helmet NRosberg helmet 2007 NRosberg helmet 2012 NRosberg helmet 2014
Car number 6
Team(s) Williams, Mercedes
First Grand Prix 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
Final Grand Prix 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Rosberg 2006 Bahrain

Rosberg at the 2006 Bahrain GP

Nico Rosberg 2013 Britain

Rosberg wins the 2013 British GP

Rosberg 2016 champion

Rosberg celebrates becoming the 2016 World Drivers' Champion

Nico Erik Rosberg (born 27 June 1985) is a German-Finnish former Formula One driver, who was the 2016 Formula One World Champion. He also won the 2011 Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, the 2014 FIA Pole Trophy and the 2016 DHL Fastest Lap Award.

BiographyEdit

Born 27 June 1985 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany, Nico Rosberg is the son of Finnish driver Keke Rosberg, who won the 1982 World Drivers' Championship. Nico was born four days after his father won the 1985 Detroit Grand Prix. Rosberg started karting from the age of six and later in 2000 he was the teammate of Lewis Hamilton. In 2005 Rosberg joined the ART Grand Prix team in the newly created GP2 Series, going on to become the first driver to win the title.

In 2006 Rosberg moved up to Formula one with the Williams team, with whom he had tested for in 2004. At his first Grand Prix in Bahrain, he recorded the fastest lap, becoming, at the time, the youngest driver to do so in F1 history. Rosberg stayed with Williams for the next three years, scoring his first podium finish of his career at the 2008 Australian Grand Prix. Later in the year he finished second at the Singapore Grand Prix after leading a Grand Prix for the first time.

For the 2010 season Rosberg joined the German Mercedes GP team, partnering the returing Michael Schumacher. He scored third place finishes at Malaysia, China and Great Britain that year before achieving his first victory in 2012 at China. Two more victories followed in 2013 where he was joined at Mercedes by Lewis Hamilton. The next three years would see the two drivers develop a fierce rivalry, with Rosberg finishing second in the World Championship in 2014 and 2015, behind Hamilton. He finally became Formula One World Champion in 2016 after an intense duel with his teammate, which was undecided until the final race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He announced his retirement from the sport five days later, on 2 December 2016.

Racing recordEdit

World Championship statisticsEdit

Entries 206
Starts 206
Wins 23 (11.17%)
Pole positions 30 (14.56%)
Fastest laps 20 (9.71%)
Podiums 57 (27.67%)
Retirements 32 (15.53%)
Points 1,594.5 (7.74 pts/GP)
Championships 1 (2016)
Laps raced 11,159
Distance raced 56,096 km
Laps led 1,533
Distance led 7,587 km
Source:[1]

World Championship career summaryEdit

Season Entrant Constructor Chassis Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums WDC WDC Points
2005 BMW Williams F1 Team Williams-BMW FW27 Test driver
2006 WilliamsF1 Team Williams-Cosworth FW28 18 0 0 1 0 17th 4
2007 AT&T Williams Williams-Toyota FW29 17 0 0 0 0 9th 20
2008 AT&T Williams Williams-Toyota FW30 18 0 0 0 2 13th 7
2009 AT&T Williams Williams-Toyota FW31 17 0 0 1 0 7th 34.5
2010 Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes MGP W01 19 0 0 0 3 7th 142
2011 Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes MGP W02 19 0 0 0 0 7th 89
2012 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 W03 20 1 1 2 2 9th 93
2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 W04 19 2 3 0 4 6th 171
2014 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 W05 19 5 11 5 15 2nd 317
2015 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 W06 19 6 7 5 15 2nd 322
2016 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 W07 21 9 8 6 16 1st 385

Race winsEdit

Complete World Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Pts
2006 BHR
7
MAL
Ret
AUS
Ret
SMR
11
EUR
7
ESP
11
MON
Ret
GBR
9
CAN
Ret
USA
9
FRA
14
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
TUR
Ret
ITA
Ret
CHN
11
JPN
10
BRA
Ret
17th 4
2007 AUS
7
MAL
Ret
BHR
10
ESP
6
MON
12
CAN
10
USA
16
FRA
9
GBR
12
EUR
Ret
HUN
7
TUR
7
ITA
6
BEL
6
JPN
Ret
CHN
16
BRA
4
9th 20
2008 AUS
3
MAL
14
BHR
8
ESP
Ret
TUR
8
MON
Ret
CAN
10
FRA
16
GBR
9
GER
10
HUN
14
EUR
8
BEL
12
ITA
14
SIN
2
JPN
11
CHN
15
BRA
12
13th 17
2009 AUS
6
MAL
8
CHN
15
BHR
9
ESP
8
MON
6
TUR
5
GBR
5
GER
4
HUN
4
EUR
5
BEL
8
ITA
16
SIN
11
JPN
5
BRA
Ret
ABU
9
7th 34.5
2010 BHR
5
AUS
5
MAL
3
CHN
3
ESP
13
MON
7
TUR
5
CAN
6
EUR
10
GBR
3
GER
8
HUN
Ret
BEL
6
ITA
5
SIN
5
JPN
17
KOR
Ret
BRA
6
ABU
4
7th 142
2011 AUS
Ret
MAL
12
CHN
5
TUR
5
ESP
7
MON
11
CAN
11
EUR
7
GBR
6
GER
7
HUN
9
BEL
6
ITA
Ret
SIN
7
JPN
10
KOR
8
IND
6
ABU
6
BRA
7
7th 89
2012 AUS
12
MAL
13
CHN
1
BHR
5
ESP
7
MON
2
CAN
6
EUR
6
GBR
15
GER
10
HUN
10
BEL
11
ITA
7
SIN
5
JPN
Ret
KOR
Ret
IND
11
ABU
Ret
USA
13
BRA
15
9th 93
2013 AUS
Ret
MAL
4
CHN
Ret
BHR
9
ESP
6
MON
1
CAN
5
GBR
1
GER
9
HUN
19
BEL
4
ITA
6
SIN
4
KOR
7
JPN
8
IND
2
ABU
3
USA
9
BRA
5
6th 171
2014 AUS
1
MAL
2
BHR
2
CHN
2
ESP
2
MON
1
CAN
2
AUT
1
GBR
Ret
GER
1
HUN
4
BEL
2
ITA
2
SIN
Ret
JPN
2
RUS
2
USA
2
BRA
1
ABU
14
2nd 317
2015 AUS
2
MAL
3
CHN
2
BHR
3
ESP
1
MON
1
CAN
2
AUT
1
GBR
2
HUN
8
BEL
2
ITA
17
SIN
4
JPN
2
RUS
Ret
USA
2
MEX
1
BRA
1
ABU
1
2nd 322
2016 AUS
1
BHR
1
CHN
1
RUS
1
ESP
Ret
MON
7
CAN
5
EUR
1
AUT
4
GBR
3
HUN
2
GER
4
BEL
1
ITA
1
SIN
1
MAL
3
JPN
1
USA
2
MEX
2
BRA
2
ABU
2
1st 385

Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance completed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.statsf1.com/en/nico-rosberg.aspx

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