What are the essential elements of your pre-race routine?
Nico Rosberg: Mainly relaxing in my room, listening to some music. Lately it has been - surprise, surprise - dance music as this pumps up the mood a bit. Sometimes I play soccer with my physio Daniel - that’s about it.
What are the essential ingredients of a good night out?
NR: That’s very easy: the company you’re with. My best friends, my wife - and of course having good music! With these ingredients it doesn’t matter where you are - you will have an awesome time.
What essential items must you have in your driver’s room/motorhome at a race?
NR: My headphones, my music, my Blackberry - these are my absolute essentials.
What essential items must you always have in your fridge at home?
NR: I must have some lacto-free milk for breakfast and bio veggies for lunch.
What are your essential qualities for a girlfriend/wife/partner?
NR: Love and trustworthiness.
What are essential qualities of a good F1 team mate?
Your essential tip for avoiding stress at airports?
What are the essential qualities of an F1 driver?
NR: Talent, being organized and the ability to take it easy.
What is essential to help you wind down after a race?
NR: Having a snack. Usually I have to keep away from all this sweet stuff, but after a race I can afford some Frosties (sugar frosted cornflakes) and these kinds of things - as a sweet reward.
What are the essential elements of a great racing circuit?
NR: A good combination of everything: fast corners, hairpins, long straights to overtake.
What are the essential qualities of a team boss?
NR: Human skills. People management.
What are your essential requirements at a hotel?
NR: The most essential thing is that it is clean. Just clean.
What is the essential Grand Prix every fan should attend at least once in their lifetime?
NR: Monaco. It’s my home race - or one of my home races - and it is an awesome experience. I’ve won it twice and I am very proud of that. And I will make it three times this year!
What are your essentials for a good night’s sleep?
NR: My pillow, keeping the room dark - and being in a sleeping rhythm.
What are the essential items you must have with you while travelling?
NR: My passport, my travel bag, my phone, my credit cards, some money - and something to read: at the moment anything about classic cars.
What is essential to help you wake up in the morning?
NR: My alarm clock. That is highly essential. And I have music as the wake-up sound, not a ring tone. That makes it easier for me to open my eyes! (laughs).
What is the essential corner in F1 racing?
NR: Eau Rouge in Spa. Even if it is not as difficult as it used to be it is still phenomenal.
What are the essential parts of your training regime?
NR: Eating healthily, endurance training on the bicycle, swimming and gym exercise to strengthen the muscles.
What is the personal quality most essential for success in F1 racing?
NR: Determination and commitment.
What is your essential tip for the aspiring F1 driver?
NR: Believe in yourself - and be good to the people who decide your future.