Nico Rosberg biography

nico rosberg young

Born on June 27 1985 in Wiesbaden, Nico Rosberg, son of Finnish Formula One World Champion Keke, had motor racing in his DNA right from birth. He gained his first experience of karting at just six years old and, by the time he turned 16, had fought his way up to the highest echelon of kart racing – International Formula Super A.
In 2002, his talent was recognised with a drive in the Formula BMW series – racing for Team Rosberg, his father’s outfit. Nico emphatically proved that he had not been given the drive simply by virtue of his name by winning the championship. That same year, he would be rewarded for his achievements with a first Formula One test for the Williams F1 Team. Aged 17 he was, at the time, the youngest driver ever to get behind the wheel of a Formula One racing car.

nico rosberg gp2

Nico did not get his driver’s licence until one year later but had by then already made quite a name for himself in the Formula 3 Euro Series. In 2005, French team ART Grand Prix signed Nico to drive in the GP2 Series, where once again there would be no stopping him. He left the competition trailing in his debut season to be was crowned champion.

Again, Frank Williams knocked on his door, this time to offer Nico a full-time drive in Formula One.

On March 12 2006, Nico made his Formula One debut for Williams as team-mate to Mark Webber and impressed by posting the fastest lap of the race. Aged just 20 years, 8 months and 13 days old at the time, he remains the youngest driver ever to have achieved this feat. In addition, he belongs to an elite group of drivers (Giuseppe Farina, Masahiro Hasemi and Jacques Villeneuve) who all succeeded in posting fastest lap in their first Grand Prix.

After four years with Williams Nico was looking for a new challenge and, in 2010, signed with MERCEDES GP PETRONAS. Nico finished on the podium in only his third race for the team – repeating the feat in China and again at the Brackley squad’s home race at Silverstone.

nico rosberg first win

On April 14 2012 Nico secured his first Formula One pole position and then, one day later, his first win at the Chinese Grand Prix. His next victory would prove an historic one at the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix – taking the flag exactly 20 years after his father Keke had won the prestigious race in the Principality. Nico finished his fourth season for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS in sixth place overall on 171 world championship points, with victory in Monaco and Great Britain.

In 2014, a season-long battle with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team-mate Lewis Hamilton saw Nico narrowly miss out on a first World Championship title after a dramatic season finale in Abu Dhabi. As runner-up, Nico claimed five race wins, 15 podium finishes, five fastest race laps and the inaugural pole position trophy – having claimed top spot on the grid no less than 11 times – from the 19 race calendar. Highlights of Nico’s most successful season of Formula One racing to date included a second consecutive win at the Monaco Grand Prix, plus a home victory in Germany.

More about Nico:

Complet name: Nico Erik Rosberg.
Birth date : 27/06/1985.
Birth place : Wiesbaden, Germany.
Marital status : Married with Vivian Christin Sibold.
Favourite food: Pasta Aglio Olio.
Favourite music: Red Hot Chili Peppers, 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, Alicia Keys, Beatles, U2.
Favourite Song: Dani California.
Height : 178 cm.
Weight : 67 kg.
Mum: Sina Rosberg.
Dad: Keke Rosberg.
Place of residence: Monaco.
Nationality: German and Finnish.
Scares: The heigths.
F1 hero: Mika Hakkinen.
Hobbies: Footbal, snowboard, tennis, ski, soccer, climbing, backgammon.
Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Formula One:

Wins : 22
Points scored :
Number of GP : 200
Pole Positions : 29
Podiums : 51
First GP : 2006 (Bahrein, Sakhir)
Best result : 1st
Team : Mercedes AMG Petronas
Best clasification: 1st
Records: Youngest driver to set the fastest lap: 20 years, 258 days in 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Career Highlights:

1996 Regional Cate d’Azur mini-kart Champion.
1997 French mini-kart Champion.
1998 North American ICA Junior Karting Champion.
1999 Runner-up, Italian ICA Junior Karting Championship 4th, & ICA Junior European Karting Championship.
2000 Runner up, Formula A European Karting Championship.
2001 Super A World Karting Championship. (18th, 38 points)
2002 Formula BMW ADAC Champion, 9 wins. (1st, 264 points)
2003 F3 Euro-series, 2nd in Rookie Category, 1 win. (8th, 45 points)
2004 F3 Euro-series, 3 wins. (4th, 70 points)
2005 GP2 Series Wolrd Champion with the ART Grand Prix Team (1st, 120 points), Williams F1 Team official test driver.
2006 FIA Formula One World Championship with the Williams F1 Team. (17th, 4 points)
2007 FIA Formula One World Championship with AT&T Williams. (9th, 20 points)
2008 FIA Formula One World Championship with AT&T Williams. (13th, 17 points)
2009 FIA Formula One World Championship with AT&T Williams. (7th, 34,5 points)
2010 FIA Formula One World Championship with Mercedes GP. (7th, 142 points)
2011 FIA Formula One World Championship with Mercedes GP. (7th, 89 points)
2012 FIA Formula One World Championship with Mercedes AMG. (9th, 89 points)
2013 FIA Formula One World Championship with Mercedes AMG. (6th, 93 points)
2014 FIA Formula One World Championship with Mercedes AMG. Runner up (2th, 317 points)
2015 FIA Formula One World Championship with Mercedes AMG. Runner up (2th, 322 points)             2016 FIA Formula One World Championship with Mercedes AMG. (1st, 273 points)