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Nico Rosberg was born on 27 June, 1985 in Wiesbaden, Germany, is a German–Finnish racing driver. At 35 years old, Nico Rosberg height is 5 ft 10 in (178.0 cm).

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Nico Rosberg Age 37 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 27 June 1985
Birthday 27 June
Birthplace Wiesbaden, Germany
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In retirement, Rosberg's love of engineering and innovation saw him become an eco-entrepreneur. He used his celebrity to advance the industry, and began with a fact-finding visit to Silicon Valley, where he tested and observed the construction of electric and self-autonomous vehicles. In July 2017, he visited the headquarters of the all-electric Formula E racing series, and became fascinated in the e-mobility movement. Rosberg announced in April 2018 he had become a long-term investor and shareholder in Formula E. Focusing primarily in Europe, Rosberg has invested in multiple start-up technology companies and launched the Greentech Festival with the entrepreneurs Sven Krüger and Marco Voigt in February 2019 to showcase worldwide sustainable technologies at that year's Berlin ePrix. He replaced Frank Thelen as an investor on the German television programme Die Höhle der Löwen in late 2019.

In October 2017, Rosberg joined Team Rosberg as an adviser for its ADAC GT Masters sports car championship team in 2018. He also joined the management team of the racing driver Robert Kubica that September. Rosberg assisted in Kubica's desire to return to Formula One after a severe 2011 rally accident left the latter with partial movement in his right arm. He reduced his involvement with Kubica in April 2018 to focus on his business career. Since the 2018 season, Rosberg has analysed select Formula One races for Sky Sports F1 in the United Kingdom, RTL in Germany, and Sky Italia in Italy. He impressed viewers for conveying digestible information to them. That same year, Rosberg co-founded the Rosberg Young Drivers Academy with karting mentor Dino Chiesa to scout and support young go-kart drivers. In April 2019, Rosberg declined an offer from the Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass to drive an RS5 DTM as a wild-card entrant in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters because he did not feel fit enough to return to racing.


Having signed a contact worth a reported €55 million with Mercedes that was due to expire at the conclusion of the 2016 season, Rosberg continued to drive for the team in the 2015 championship. During the off-season he sought to correct a body deficiency, which caused him to hold his breath against the g-forces that he experienced in corners taken at high speed, since he did not want to limit the flow of oxygen to his brain and muscles. Rosberg said the experience of challenging for the Drivers' Championship provided him with additional motivation to beat his teammate Lewis Hamilton in 2015 and wanted to improve his driving and win the championship.

Before the 2016 season Rosberg stopped reading the news and studied sleep with a jet-lag doctor as he focused on his family and winning the next event. He altered his racing gloves to improve his starts, removed paint from his helmet to make it 80 g (2.8 oz) lighter, employed a mental trainer to increase his aggression, and spent his spare time go-karting to maintain his ability. Rosberg eschewed Facebook for five months, studied philosophy, meditated to stay concentrated, and received detailed technical input from Mercedes's mechanics at its headquarters in Brackley, England. He said he was confident that he would drive a competitive car and wanted to maintain his form by beating his teammate Lewis Hamilton more regularly.

To win the championship, Rosberg needed to finish no worse than third, even if Hamilton won. He won the Drivers' Championship by five points with a second-place finish after he withstood Hamilton's attempts to back him into the chasing pack and encourage drivers to pass Rosberg to claim the title for himself. Rosberg became the second son of a former world champion to win the title after Damon Hill replicated his father Graham Hill in winning the 1996 championship. He published a limited-edition book entitled Finally about the 2016 season on 24 December 2016. Overall Rosberg competed in 206 races: he won 23, achieved 30 pole positions, gained 57 podium finishes, and scored 1594.5 championship points.

Rosberg, who had signed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes to the 2018 season in mid-2016, began to contemplate retirement from motor racing when he considered the possibility of a championship win after the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix. He discussed it twice with his wife Vivian before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and decided to commit to retiring before the race commenced. Afterwards, Rosberg told Vivan and manager Georg Noite that he would retire before telephoning the Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff about it. He did not tell Wolff in person because he was apprehensive about the reaction that he would receive. At a FIA Prize Giving Ceremony in Vienna on 2 December 2016, five days after winning the championship, he made public his decision to retire. Rosberg said he had reached the "pinnacle" of his career; he did not want his driving skills to atrophy and wished to spend more time with his young family. He was the first reigning champion to retire from Formula One since Alain Prost in 1993. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas replaced Rosberg at Mercedes.


He carried over his form from the 2015 season, winning the first four races to lead Hamilton by 43 championship points. Rosberg and Hamilton made high-speed contact at the Spanish Grand Prix after which Hamilton took the championship lead from Rosberg over the next eight races after sub-par results from the former. During a mid-season interval, he changed his diet to remove sugars from his body and abstained from alcohol. Rosberg mulled over how to further better his performance; to avoid the strain of starting a diet, he refrained from cycling, losing 1 kg (2.2 lb) of muscle in both his legs. This allowed him to win in Belgium, Singapore and Japan, and he took three second-place finishes in succession to enter the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix leading Hamilton by 12 points.

Rosberg is an ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, Laureus, the investment bank UBS, the hotel chain Kempinski, the Tribute to Bambi Foundation, and the electric car manufacturer Schaeffler Group. He is part of the alcohol brewing company Heineken's anti-drink-drive campaign. He accumulated €160,900 for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation as part of a campaign called #DriveForGood in which €100 was donated for every kilometre he led in a Formula One race from the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix to the season-ending 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In 2012, Rosberg teamed with the children's aid organisation Ein Herz für Kinder (German: A Heart of Children) and has raised capital for the charity through various events. Rosberg has worked for the Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli charity, which supplies water and basic sanitation to individuals in developing countries.


Rosberg married interior designer and long-term partner Vivian Sibold at a civil ceremony in Monaco on 11 July 2014. They have two children, Alaïa (born 2015) and Naila (born 2017), and run a creamery shop in Ibiza. He is a fan of the German football club FC Bayern Munich, played for the Monaco national tennis team, and formerly competed in triathlon events; these skills allowed him to save a five-year-old child from drowning in Monaco. Rosberg has a YouTube vlogging channel and hosts the podcast "Beyond Victory" in which he discusses human performance and development with his guests.

Rosberg challenged his teammate Hamilton during the season qualifying higher eight times and finishing more often. At the Malaysian Grand Prix, the season's second race, a minor controversy was created when Mercedes invoked team orders on him to stay behind Hamilton in third. Unhappy over the decision, Rosberg led every lap to win the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position to become the first son of a world champion driver in history to win the event four rounds later. He then won the British Grand Prix for his third career victory after Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel retired from the lead with a broken gearbox late on. Thereafter, Rosberg earned points in nine of the season's ten remaining rounds with consecutive podium finishes— second at the Indian Grand Prix and third at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He finished sixth in the Drivers' Championship with 171 points and three pole positions. Rosberg's results over the season earned him additional respect within the Formula One community.

Rosberg continued to drive for Mercedes in the 2014 season with Lewis Hamilton again as his teammate. He was regarded as a favourite to claim the Drivers' Championship because of the team's development of the F1 W05 Hybrid car and adaptation to the technical regulations mandating the use of turbo-hybrid engines during pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Rosberg said that Mercedes was ready to challenge for the championship and sought the cooperation of the team members who were enthusiastic: "There's so much that's different this season. It's really a matter of practising to integrate it all, and making it sub-conscious. The more you have to think, that's when things are going to go wrong."

For the 2014 season, the FIA created a new sporting regulation to allow a driver to select a unique car number for use throughout his Formula One career. Rosberg selected number six because it was his wife and father's lucky number. He also changed the colour of his helmet after eight years from yellow to dark grey. The overall design included chrome, some Buddhist influence, clean lines, and personal symbols; it was designed by Jens Munser.

Rosberg won the Bambi Best Sportsman Award in 2014, the Autosport International Racing Driver Award in 2016, the 2017 Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year, the DMSB Cup from the German Motor Sport Federation (German: Deutscher Motor Sport Bund; DMSB) that same year, and the 2018 Special Prize Entrepreneur of the Year at the GreenTec Awards. Rosberg was inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame in December 2017.


Before the 2013 season, Rosberg was joined at Mercedes by the 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton, who replaced the retired Michael Schumacher. He was granted equal status by Mercedes and received no preferential treatment alongside Hamilton. During the pre-season period, Rosberg visited the Mercedes factory in Brackley, England, and displayed a fascination with the F1 W04's technological development and assisted the team in the car's development. He said his challenge for the season was to begin it better than the year before and acknowledged the difficulty of the task: "The factory is a stronger team than it's ever been and it's making big steps. I have no doubts that a better car will come out of that."


The press linked Rosberg to Ferrari in place of the poor performing Felipe Massa from the 2012 campaign. In November 2011, he signed a contract extension to remain at Mercedes until after the 2013 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. Other reasons included his belief Mercedes would be able to improve their performance and have a potential for race victories. 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. Of course I respect what others hope for and think. But ultimately I'll give full throttle and power."


Rosberg remained with Mercedes for the 2011 season and was again joined by Michael Schumacher. He stated that his objective for the season was to claim his first career victory and knew it would not be straightforward due to other teams' advantages. Rosberg had a mixed season: he led the Chinese Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix, but the MGP W02 wore the Pirelli-specification tires quickly and made the car noncompetitive. He was able to maintain a consistent performance in every qualifying session and began higher than his teammate Schumacher sixteen times to three during the year. Rosberg finished no higher than fifth in the season's 19 rounds and was seventh in the Drivers' Championship standings with 89 points.

On 5 June 2011 Rosberg received the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, which honours a recipient "for their dedication to motor racing, spirit of competition and achievements". At the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix, he won the inaugural FIA Pole Trophy for winning more pole positions than any other driver during the 2014 season with 11. Rosberg won the DHL Fastest Lap Award because he recorded seven fastest laps, more than any other driver during the 2016 season.


In mid-to-late 2009, Mercedes-Benz vice-president of motorsport Norbert Haug discussed with Rosberg the possibility of driving for the manufacturer for the 2010 season pending its acquisition of Brawn GP. Rosberg also talked to McLaren and Williams about potential employment; he was skeptical because Williams was mulling over whether Renault or Cosworth should be the team's engine supplier. On 29 October, he confirmed his departure from Williams at the conclusion of the season and was officially released from his contract with the team on 1 January 2010. One week later Mercedes purchased 75 percent of Brawn GP and entered Formula One under its own name; Rosberg was announced as its first driver in November 2009. He was partnered with the seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher and was assigned car No. 4 after Schumacher requested No. 3 for superstitious reasons.

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), through its sports division CAA Sports, represents Rosberg's commercial ventures. From 2010 to 2015, he was associated with the jewellery and watch brand Thomas Sabo, and the luxury travel accessory maker Tumi. Rosberg signed numerous endorsement contracts; some of the companies with which he has done business are the watchmakers Rolex, International Watch Company and Oris, the luxury fashion house Hugo Boss, the toy car company Hot Wheels, the railway company Deutsche Bahn, and the media broadcasters Sky Sports and RTL, As a result of Rosberg's endorsement money and Mercedes salary, he was listed as one of the world's highest-paid athletes by Forbes in 2016.


Rosberg was again partnered with Kazuki Nakajima for the 2009 season. He said that he was confident that Williams could challenge for podium finishes over the course of the year after a good pre-season testing period. Rosberg lost five percent of his body weight to compensate for the introduction of the kinetic energy recovery systems that increased the car's minimum weight limit to 605 kg (1,334 lb). He had an improved season: the Williams FW31 was one of three cars to have a speed advantage early on because it featured a double diffuser system, however, the team could not sustain the car's pace of development. Rosberg finished 16 out of the season's 17 rounds; the exception was the Brazilian Grand Prix. He was consistent in attaining top-eight point-scoring finishes, achieving a season-best result of fourth at the German Grand Prix and the following Hungarian Grand Prix. Rosberg scored 34.5 points for seventh place in the Drivers' Championship.

Rosberg was mentored by Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn although he was apprehensive given the history of Brawn and Schumacher's relationship when they were at Ferrari. Rosberg finished in third place at the Malaysian Grand Prix, the Chinese Grand Prix, and the British Grand Prix. He scored championship points in all but four of the season's rounds; he generally finished higher than he qualified and did so against his teammate Schumacher fifteen times to four during the season. He was better able to cope with a terminal understeer that affected the MGP W01's handling than Schumacher due to Mercedes forgoing much development work on the car because of Brawn GP's focus on the 2009 championship. The car was five-tenths of a second slower on a majority of race tracks. Rosberg was seventh in the final Drivers' Championship standings with 142 points. His performances during the season enhanced his reputation as a consistent and fast driver.


His performances throughout the season enhanced his reputation, and he was linked to several teams for the 2008 season. After the season ended, the McLaren team shortlisted Rosberg as one of three drivers to replace the outgoing two-time world champion Fernando Alonso. They approached Frank Williams in late 2007 to discuss an offer of "majestic proportions" to purchase Rosberg's contract, which he immediately rejected the proposal and extended the latter's contract to the end of the 2009 championship on the basis of the team's Constructors' Championship finishing position. Rosberg later told Williams of his desire to remain with them on the condition that he would be provided with a competitive car.

The 2008 season was the first in which Rosberg was the more experienced driver on his team, being partnered by Williams test and reserve driver Kazuki Nakajima. He stated his confidence the Williams team would finish fifth or higher in the Constructors' Championship and had improved his technical skills. Rosberg began the season with a third-place finish at the Australian Grand Prix, the first podium finish of his career. Afterwards, his campaign faltered because the FW30 lacked outright performance and Williams did not develop the car fast enough for it to be competitive. Rosberg was occasionally outperformed by his teammate Nakajima, and driver errors lost him chances to score more points; he was able to adapt to a ban on traction control from Formula One. He improved the best result of his career with a second at the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix 14 races later, and finished 13th in the Drivers' Championship with 17 points.


For 2007, Rosberg was partnered by the more experienced Alexander Wurz. He and his father mutually agreed to stop working with each other. Rosberg was optimistic heading into the season, citing his experience from the year before that would make Williams, which had switched engine suppliers from Cosworth to Toyota, more competitive. Rosberg's performances improved greatly from 2006 due to Williams restructuring itself and employing more experienced and capable personnel. He had more confidence in setting up the FW29 car to his liking, extracting additional speed and balance on a consistent basis. Rosberg also gained experience in controlling his emotions without losing speed, frequently qualified better than Wurz and took points seven times with a season-best of fourth at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix. Rosberg scored 20 points for ninth in the Drivers' Championship.


Rosberg first drove in Formula One with Williams from 2006 to 2009 and achieved two podium finishes for the team in 2008. For 2010, he moved to Mercedes, partnering fellow German and seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. Rosberg took his first career win at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix. 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 winning the title in 2016.


In the off-season, he passed an interview for acceptation into Imperial College London, a university where several Formula One designers were educated, to study aeronautical engineering. Rosberg chose not to further his education so as to be able to commit to his racing career; the university would have allowed him to combine the course with his racing. Rosberg's father did not overturn the decision. 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. ART Grand Prix founders Nicolas Todt and Frédéric Vasseur later persuaded him to sign a contract with their team by using a sales presentation; he paid around £850,000 to drive for the team.

In April 2005, Rosberg was signed by Williams as its second test driver. He and fellow driver Nelson Piquet Jr. were analysed extensively before Rosberg was selected. He worked with Williams's test and reserve driver Antônio Pizzonia and continued to focus on the GP2 Series. After race driver Nick Heidfeld was injured in a bicycle accident in September, Rosberg was shortlisted by Williams as his potential replacement for the season's two final races, the Japanese Grand Prix and the Chinese Grand Prix. The team opted for Pizzonia because they did not want to risk delaying Rosberg's career by one to two years if he had a poor performance.

Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One's commercial rights owner, said to Williams's team principal and founder Frank Williams that he thought it would be advantageous to sign Rosberg as part of his desire to bring energetic drivers to the sport. Williams told Rosberg in October 2005 that he was assured of a role on the team as either a racer or test driver for the 2006 season after British American Racing's Jenson Button was released from a contract with the team. Autosport reported Rosberg signed a contact that month to race for Williams in 2006 so that the team could provide him with as much car acclimatisation as possible. The following month, Rosberg signed a five-year contract with Williams, being selected by Frank Williams for his driving ability, his knowledge of Formula One technology, and for articulately communicating data to engineers. He was told of the news by his father in advance.


He remained with Team Rosberg for the 2004 Formula 3 Euro Series. Before that, Rosberg won two rounds of the Spanish Formula 3 Winter Series at the Circuito de Albacete as preparation. He won the season's first two races at the Hockenheimring and his campaign faltered through incidents and accidents: he took one other victory at the Nürburgring and three podium finishes. Rosberg finished fourth in the Drivers' Championship with 70 points and was sixth at the Masters of Formula 3. He later crashed while leading the Macau Grand Prix in November and was second at the Bahrain Superprix a month later.


The 2003 season saw Rosberg progress to the higher-tier Formula 3 Euro Series with Team Rosberg. Driving a Dallara F303-Opel car, he won once at the Bugatti Circuit and took five podium finishes to place eighth in the Drivers' Championship with 45 points. He was second in the Rookie Cup to Christian Klien. In November 2003, Rosberg was given a test in a Formula 3000 car at the Circuito de Jerez by Paolo Coloni, the team owner of Scuderia Coloni, as preparation for future Formula One testing with Williams. That same month, he entered the Macau Grand Prix and the Korea Super Prix with Carlin Motorsport, finishing 11th in Korea. Rosberg tested twice more for Williams in a modified FW25A car at the Circuit de Catalunya in December and January 2004 for them to evaluate his ability as a test driver.


Rosberg began competitive go-kart racing at the age of six and achieved early success, winning regional and national French championships, before moving to European-based series and world championships. At the age of 16, he progressed to car racing, winning nine races to claim the 2002 Formula BMW ADAC Championship with VIVA Racing. He subsequently moved to the higher-tier Formula 3 Euro Series with Team Rosberg in 2003 and 2004 before winning the inaugural GP2 Series championship with ART Grand Prix in 2005.

He grew up in a stable household. Rosberg was raised in the Wiesbaden district of Nordenstadt in the first four weeks of his life, before living between the principality of Monaco and the Spanish island of Ibiza. He was educated at the International School of Nice and the International School of Monaco. Rosberg was encouraged to pursue ventures in academia and sports. He was a conscientious, quick learner and was taught five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Rosberg cherished studying mathematics and science, passing all of his examinations except history. He graduated with an average grade of 1.2 in 2002.


At the age of 16, Rosberg progressed to car racing, competing in three races for the 2001 Formula BMW Junior Cup Iberia finishing in 18th in the Drivers' Championship with 38 points. For his first full season of car racing, he drove for VIVA Racing in the 2002 Formula BMW ADAC Championship, winning the drivers' title with nine victories from twenty races and accumulating 264 points. For winning the title, Rosberg drove a Williams FW24 at a test session at the Circuit de Catalunya on 3 December. At the time, he became the youngest person ever to drive a Formula One car.


Rosberg's father asked CRG executive Dino Chiesa in late 1999 to establish a separate karting team for his son and fellow driver Lewis Hamilton for a period of two to three years. Rosberg raced for (Mercedes-Benz McLaren) for the 2000 season. He was runner-up in the European KF1 Championship and finished ninth in the Formula A World Cup. In 2001, Rosberg placed tenth in the South Garda Winter Cup and sixteenth in the Formula Super A World Championship. He concluded his karting career with a third-place finish in the latter series at a race in Kerpen.

Rosberg was paid £500,000 by Williams and was the first son of a former world champion to race in Formula One since Damon Hill in the 1999 championship. 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, and ceased reading the news to avoid becoming angered by negative publicity. He was assigned race engineer Tony Ross. At the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Rosberg scored his first career points with a seventh-place finish and set the race's fastest lap, becoming at the time the youngest driver in history, aged 20 years, 8 months and 13 days, to achieve this feat. One week later, at the Malaysian Grand Prix, he attained a season-best start of third before his engine failed after seven laps. He scored points once more during the season when he placed seventh at the European Grand Prix as he made driver errors from inexperience and drove an unreliable car. Rosberg was outpaced by his teammate Mark Webber, with whom he had a good relationship. He finished with four points for 17th in the Drivers' Championship.


In 1996, Rosberg won the Côte d'Azur Mini-Kart Regional Championship and the Trophee Jérôme Bernard and the Trophee de France in 1997. Aged 12, he was the youngest champion of a French national karting series. Rosberg finished second in the French Manufacturers' Trophy and the Côte d'Azur Regional Championship that same year. He progressed to the European karting championships a year later after moving from France to Italy so he could compete in international events. Competing in the 100 Junior category in a CRG kart, Rosberg finished fifth at the 28° Torneo Industrie, seventh in the Trofeo Andrea Margutti, and crashed out in the 1998 Green Helmet Trophy Cadets class of the European Championship for Cadets. In 1999, he was runner-up in the Italian Junior Karting Championship and was fourth in the ICA Junior CIK-FIA European Championship, again driving a CRG.


At the age of four, Rosberg had his first driving experience when his father took him to a go-kart track in Ibiza for a holiday. He steered a Jeep, and his father controlled its speed with the accelerator and the brake pedals. Rosberg began competitive racing at the age of six and decided to aim for a career in Formula One motor racing after he observed his father competing in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft in 1995. His parents, who did not discourage their son's career choice, consented on the condition that he maintained good grades at school. Rosberg's competitive mindset, and his early achievements in go-karting helped him to better his driving ability and to convince his father to manage him.


Nico Erik Rosberg (born 27 June 1985) is a German-Finnish former racing driver who won the 2016 Formula One World Championship driving for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. The only child of Keke Rosberg (the 1982 Formula One World Champion) and his German wife Sina Rosberg, he was raised primarily in the principality of Monaco.

Rosberg was born on 27 June 1985 at the Red Cross Hospital in Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany, the only child of the Finnish racing driver Keke Rosberg, who won the 1982 Formula One World Championship, and his German wife Gesine Gleitsmann "Sina" Dengel, an interpreter. Because his father is Finnish and his mother is German, Rosberg is a dual citizen of both countries, competing with a Finnish racing license until the conclusion of his first season in the Formula 3 Euro Series. He switched to a German license to obtain major sponsorship agreements more easily.


Throughout his career, Rosberg had a strong work ethic, talking to engineers and mechanics, and approached each circuit with the care of a cartographer. Formula One pundits regarded Rosberg as "among the most promising emergent stars of what some already call 'the Lewis generation'." The media and fans compared him initially to the 1982 world champion, his father Keke. That comparison lessened as his career progressed; he refused to discuss the comparison with the press and the difficulty in attempting to achieve as much success as his father was rarely mentioned. During the period Rosberg was Michael Schumacher's teammate at Mercedes, he was highly cautious about what he said to the off-track press, fearing that they could misinterpret his words.


Rosberg announced his retirement from motor racing five days after clinching his maiden title, citing wanting to spend more time with his family and not wanting his driving ability to atrophy as the main factors behind his surprise decision. Overall he competed in 206 Grands Prix, winning 23, securing 57 podium finishes, 30 pole positions, and amassing 1594.5 championship points. In retirement, Rosberg moved into driver management, television punditry, and became an eco-entrepreneur. He was awarded the Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year and was inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame in 2017.