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The Finishing Line - with Mercedes' Nico Rosberg 19 Mar 2013

Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W04.
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, 16 March 2013 Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 17 March 2013 Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W04.
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Practice, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Friday, 15 March 2013 Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 in qualifying parc ferme.
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 17 March 2013 Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W04.
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, 16 March 2013

After qualifying on the third row of the grid at Albert Park, Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg was sadly one of only four drivers not to reach the finishing line in Sunday’s season-opening Grand Prix in Australia.

By way of consolation, we let Rosberg be the first to take our new ‘Finishing Line’ questionnaire, designed to provide an alternative insight into the minds of today’s Formula One stars…

The sportsperson I most admire is…
Nico Rosberg:
Muhammad Ali

The best actor in the world is…
NR:
Right this very moment, Bradley Cooper - in Silver Linings Playbook.

The most memorable overtaking move of my career was…
NR:
In 2007 in Melbourne, overtaking Ralf Schumacher. I came from far behind - and got past him!

My favourite song of all time is…
NR:
Under the bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

The best thing about the off-season is…
NR:
Having no schedule!

The worst haircut I ever got was…
NR:
Quite a time ago and I looked as if my hair was cut along the lines of a pot.

The last time I lost my temper was…
NR:
I lose my temper very often, so I cannot remember that ‘one’ single time. But I’ve never lost it big time! (laughs)

My first pet was…
NR:
My Labrador when I was seven years old. His name was Teddy.

My most treasured possession is …
NR:
As sad as it sounds, my BlackBerry.

My favourite drink is…
NR:
Water

You would never catch me wearing …
NR:
Pink pants.

The best excuse to give your team boss after crashing the car is…
NR:
It wasn’t my fault.

The last time I lost something was…
NR:
My helmet at the airport.

My favourite holiday destination is…
NR:
Home

My favourite time of the day is…
NR:
Race time.

The strangest rumour I’ve ever read about myself was…
NR:
Never anything really strange - all in the range of normal human errors!

The best present I’ve been given by a fan is…
NR:
A teddy bear.

The best cure for a hangover is…
NR:
Sorry, you're asking the wrong guy. I’m not an expert on that. Should it ever happen to me, I would try to cure it with water.

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