When Nico met Edwin! – Chinese Grand Prix 2015

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Check out what happened when Nico caught up with Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy and all-round sporting legend Edwin Moses to talk about thevfantastic work of the Laureus #DriveForGood campaign!

Edwin Moses: We’re here for a very big week in Shanghai. We’ve been engaged as an organisation in China since 2013. We’ve been doing projects over here. To host the awards last year, we were in Kuala Lumpur. Now, after many years of wanting to come to China, it finally has happened, so on Wednesday 15th April, we’ll be having the 16th Laureus World Sports Awards. And it’s particularly an honour for us to have Nico as one of our ambassadors. As a member of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, he is also one of the nominees for the award. #DriveForGood is a remarkable campaign and we are delighted that Nico has associated himself with it. The better he drives, the more it’s going to help kids all around the world. Our Ambassadors do a lot of activities for a lot of organisations. We are very proud that, with Nico’s help, we can raise money for children in need. Thanks also for all the support given by Mercedes in general and specifically of course to Nico. We are delighted to have him on board.

Nico Rosberg: In my life, I’ve learned a lot about commitment, drive, discipline, respect for others and teamwork. I’ve learned all that through sport. I had to learn those lessons early on in my career. Because you can’t have success in racing without all that. It’s a matter of personal development. It definitely put me in the right direction in life and gave me great opportunities. That’s what Laureus is all about: giving young people around the world the chance to make similar progress for themselves, and giving them hope and teaching them respect and determination, and hopefully of course, offering them a better future. It’s great to be a part of it. And now, I guess, there’s a lot of pressure on me, because for every leading kilometre that I have in the remaining races of the season, Mercedes will donate 100 euros to Laureus. Hopefully, that will add up to many hundreds of kilometres and many hundreds of euros by the end of the year. Ideally, starting tomorrow. I wish you great success on Wednesday. It’s going to be a big night, and it’s so prestigious in the world of sport. As a team, I firmly believe that we deserve to win. Unfortunately for us, though, we are up against the German national football squad as nominees for the Team of the Year. That will be seriously tough opposition. Both teams fully deserve it. Let’s see how the voting goes. If we get it, that’s great. But if the German national team wins, they deserve it just as much. They will probably be our strongest opponent in the poll. It was nice to see you [Edwin Moses] here today. It’s been an interesting day, and thanks for all the work you do on behalf of Laureus.

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