Before joining F1, he had won the 2002 Formula BMW ADAC series and the 2005 GP2 Series, the inaugural edition of the event. [54], Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One's commercial rights owner, said to Williams team principal and founder Frank Williams he thought it would be advantageous to sign Rosberg as part of a campaign to bring energetic drivers to the sport. Nico Rosberg Wiki 2020, Height, Age, Net Worth 2020, Family - Formula One racing driver, competing for Mercedes Formula One. However, he does not speak Finnish, although he is reported to be fluent in five languages. [31] Before that, Rosberg won two rounds of the Spanish Formula 3 Winter Series at the Circuito de Albacete as preparation. [13] He graduated with an average grade of 1.2 in 2002. Height Nico Rosberg. After drifting apart for several years, the pair reconnected in 2003 and soon became romantically involved, marrying in July 2014. [141] He replaced Frank Thelen as an investor on the German television programme Die Höhle der Löwen in late 2019. 1981  N. Piquet "Pressure is always a part of a racing driver's life, but my father helped me a lot on my way to becoming a F1 driver. Took his first pole position and win at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix. 2014  L. Hamilton [159] He also changed the colour of his helmet after eight years from yellow to dark grey. Rosberg was sometimes unable to cope with the stress of extra complications, causing him to overdrive in the process, but was adept at managing technical issues on his car. ", "Image has an influence on what sort of car I will get to drive or deals that I'm offered by teams. [123] Rosberg mulled over how to further better his performance; to avoid the strain of starting a diet,[126] he refrained from cycling, losing 1 kg (2.2 lb) of muscle in both his legs. [42] Rosberg chose not to further his education so as to be able to commit to his racing career;[22] the university would have allowed him to combine the course with his racing. Publicity Listings [42], Rosberg remained with Mercedes for 2011 and was again joined by Michael Schumacher. [69] He stated his confidence the Williams team would finish fifth or higher in the Constructors' Championship and had improved his technical skills. [51] He worked with Williams's test and reserve driver Antônio Pizzonia and continued to focus on the GP2 Series. [65] Rosberg's performances improved greatly from 2006 due to Williams restructuring itself and employing more experienced and capable personnel,[68] making his FW29 car reliable and more efficient with the installation of a less complex seamless transmission. "[106], At the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Rosberg led every lap from third place to win the race and take the lead of the Drivers' Championship. Doting dad: The racing driver was casually-clad in black board shorts and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the family jaunt, Adorable: During the beach trip, Vivian looked every inch the doting mum as she cradled Naila, who rocked a pair of pink princess armbands, while wading into the sea. Hamilton was able to secure a fourth title in 2017. 2006  F. Alonso |  [48] He maintained the points lead during the season-ending Bahrain International Circuit round, winning both races to claim the first GP2 Series title with 120 points. 4 poles achieved during qualifying, and 1 pole as a result of the reverse grid in the sprint race. [111] To win the title, he needed to win the race, and Hamilton finish third or lower. Here I'm writing about worlds most popular celebrity's Body Size, Height, Weight, Biography and much more! He was the teammate of former karting friend and eventual six-time World Drivers' Champion, Lewis Hamilton, from 2013 to 2016, twice finishing runner-up to his teammate before a title win in 2016. 1987  N. Piquet [49], In April 2005, Rosberg was signed by Williams as its second test driver. The comments below have not been moderated. [93] For the third consecutive year, Rosberg stated his objective was to earn a race victory and improve en route to a championship win: "I am convinced that I can win with this team. Neither Mercedes-Benz nor McLaren officially recognised, and its website was a holding page. He steered a Jeep, and his father controlled its speed with the accelerator and the brake pedals. [43][60] To prepare for the season, he achieved the highest score ever in Williams's Engineering Aptitude Test, which tests a new driver's knowledge of car mechanics and engineering aspects of Formula One,[c][22][41] and ceased reading the news to avoid becoming angered by negative publicity. Newsom's 'Thanksgiving insanity' that requires... 'We're not going to control the pandemic': Mark Meadows admits White House strategy IS NOT to mitigate... Dr. Fauci says 'safe and effective' COVID-19 vaccine could arrive by early December as he cautions against... Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs says he 'doesn't know why anyone would vote for Lindsey Graham' as the... FIVE of Mike Pence's aides test positive for COVID: VP's chief of staff, his senior political advisor and... Anarchy in the USA: Once renowned liberal city of Portland has become a crucible of America's gun-fuelled... Top general accuses Prince Harry of turning his back on the Royal Marines after stepping down from... 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[109] He then won in Austria and in Germany,[31] and it appeared he would win the championship after he and Hamilton made contact in Belgium,[31] until a short circuit on his car in Singapore nullified his points lead. REVEALED: Two 'cannibals' who lured Virginia man, 28, to their Oklahoma cabin and performed an illegal... Kansas man is arrested after he 'kidnapped' his two young daughters and cops found bodies of two boys... Donald Trump heads for rallies in New Hampshire and Maine after new poll shows him tied with Joe Biden in... Trump tears into Biden's 'corruption' and tax plans, slams 'hate-laced' Obama and promises a 'thundering... Trump tells GOP donors it will be 'very tough' for Republicans to keep its Senate majority because 'there... 'If that's Melania then I'm Helen Keller': Photo reignites bizarre FLOTUS body double rumors as conspiracy... 'You were genius!' [44] For the inaugural GP2 Series season in 2005, Rosberg wanted to drive for BCN Competicion due to its form in the 2004 International Formula 3000 Championship. An important factor in Rosberg's decision was the Mercedes team undergoing a technical restructure, which saw the appointments of Bob Bell as technical director and Geoff Willis as head of technology in mid-2011. [31], Rosberg continued to drive for Mercedes in 2014 with Lewis Hamilton again as his teammate. [86][107] Rosberg said that Mercedes was ready to challenge for the championship and sought the cooperation of the team members: "There's so much that's different this season. He entered Formula One in 2006 with Williams, the team with which his father had won the 1982 championship. 1950  G. 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