38 Facts About Nico Rosberg

1. Nico Rosberg took a handful of podiums in 2010 but it took a further two years for Mercedes to triumph, with Rosberg victorious in China, and Michael Schumacher quickest during qualifying at Monaco.

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2. In 2015, Nico Rosberg won the last three grands prix of the season, before Vettel and Bottas claimed a win each last year.

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3. Nico Rosberg edges out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to go quickest in third practice at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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4. Nico Rosberg is, to date, the only driver other than Hamilton and Vettel to have won the Formula 1 title in the 2010s.

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5. At his home Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg performed an aggressive overtaking manoeuvre on Verstappen.

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6. Nico Rosberg relinquished the championship lead at the Hungarian Grand Prix, after finishing 2nd behind Hamilton.

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7. Nico Rosberg bounced back with pole position and victory at the brand new Baku circuit whereas teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton hit the wall in Q3 and started tenth and finished fifth allowing him to increase his Championship lead to 24 points.

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8. In the race Nico Rosberg was pushed wide by Hamilton at the start and dropped down to tenth.

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9. In Canada, Nico Rosberg took his seventh front row of the season after qualifying 0.062 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton.

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10. Nico Rosberg took another front row at the Monaco Grand Prix but struggled for pace early in very wet conditions and was asked to let Hamilton through.

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11. Nico Rosberg took another front row in the Spanish Grand Prix but retired along with his teammate Lewis Hamilton after the two collided on the first lap.

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12. Nico Rosberg took his 4th pole position and third consecutive this season in America.

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13. Nico Rosberg was second in China and third in Bahrain after a brake failure.

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14. In Japan, Nico Rosberg achieved pole position from Hamilton, but lost out to him in the race, which held in wet conditions and stopped early due to the fatal accident of Jules Bianchi.

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15. The next round in Singapore resulted in Nico Rosberg retiring from the race, after an electrical failure.

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16. For the majority of the race, Nico Rosberg was unable to pass the cars of Jean-Eric Vergne and teammate Hamilton; he ultimately finished fourth, behind Ricciardo, Alonso and Hamilton.

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17. At the next round in Germany, Nico Rosberg took the 9th pole position of his career, where Hamilton suffered a brake failure in qualifying, and was forced to start from 20th.

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18. Nico Rosberg stayed with Hamilton for the whole race but could not get through, finishing 0.6 seconds behind him meaning Hamilton took the championship lead for the first time in 2014.

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19. Nico Rosberg said the race was "a day for the sport" considering the criticism that Formula One has had in 2014.

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20. Nico Rosberg came back to being 2nd best to Vettel after the summer break qualifying 2nd, only 0.010 seconds behind Sebastian Vettel.

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21. Nico Rosberg retired from the Australian Grand Prix with an electrical problem, and he finished fourth at the Malaysian Grand Prix after being ordered by the team not to overtake Hamilton.

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22. Nico Rosberg remained at Mercedes for the 2013 season but Michael Schumacher announced his retirement and he was replaced by Lewis Hamilton after Hamilton signed a three-year contract with the team.

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23. In this way Nico Rosberg took his first points of the season and Mercedes's first win since Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1955 Italian Grand Prix, prior to their withdrawal from the sport.

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24. Nico Rosberg took advantage of his grid position to storm to his maiden victory finishing over twenty seconds ahead of second-placed Jenson Button who fell back after a pit-stop error.

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25. At the Chinese Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg gained the first pole position of his career.

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26. Nico Rosberg finished outside the points in the first two races of the season in Australia and Malaysia, finishing twelfth and thirteenth respectively.

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27. On 23 November 2009, Nico Rosberg was announced as the team's first driver.

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28. On 29 October 2009 Nico Rosberg announced he was leaving the Williams team at the end of the season.

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29. Nico Rosberg scored every point for the Williams team during the 2009 season.

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30. Nico Rosberg managed to claim fifth place at the Japanese Grand Prix after qualifying eleventh and starting in P7 on a good strategy after a number of grid penalties.

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31. Nico Rosberg apologised to the team afterward, calling his mistake 'silly' and 'stupid'.

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32. Nico Rosberg secured the first podium finish of his career with a strong drive to third place at the 2008 Australian Grand Prix.

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33. At the Canadian Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg qualified seventh and moved up two places from the start:.

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34. In 2007, Nico Rosberg finished in the points seven times, including a career best fourth at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

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35. Nico Rosberg scored a total of four points, three fewer than teammate Webber, over the course of what was a disappointing season for both himself and for the Williams team.

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36. In late 2005, Nico Rosberg was officially confirmed as a Williams driver for the 2006 season.

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37. Nico Rosberg married his childhood friend and long-time fiancee Vivian Sibold on 11 July 2014.

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38. Nico Rosberg was born only four days after his father won the 1985 Detroit Grand Prix, driving a Williams-Honda.

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