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Nico Rosberg

Team Mercedes
Country Germany
Podiums 51
Points 1482.5
Grands Prix entered 200
World Championships N/A
Highest race finish 1 (x22)
Highest grid position 1
Date of birth 27/06/1985
Place of birth Wiesbaden, Germany

Biography

The son of 1982 world champion Keke Rosberg, Nico Rosberg’s Formula One arrival in 2006 was greeted with inevitable interest, but although the German showed flashes of brilliance in his early F1 career, it wasn’t until he outperformed seven-time world champion team mate Michael Schumacher at Mercedes between 2010 and 2012 that he showed his true potential.

Known for his cerebral approach and strong work ethic, Rosberg has since established himself as one of F1 racing’s quickest and most consistent drivers, attributes which carried him to an extremely close second in the 2014 drivers’ championship.

Like the man he lost out to in 2014, Lewis Hamilton, Rosberg began his career in karts, honing his skills from the age of six at the tracks surrounding his parent’s Monaco base. However, driving fast wasn’t his only love - after several years juggling his time spent behind the wheel with a growing passion for tennis, Rosberg eventually plumped to pursue a racing career...

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