Team Mercedes AMG Petronas
Nationality German
Date of Birth 27 Jun 1985
F1 Debut Bahrain 2006 with Williams Cosworth
F1 Team Williams • Mercedes

Nico Rosberg

In Singapore

"The Singapore Grand Prix is a fantastic occasion and the whole weekend has one of the best atmospheres of the year. For the drivers, it is one of the toughest races from a physical perspective as there are so many corners and no long straights where you can relax."

Rosberg in Singapore:

2008 Williams: qualified 9th, finished 2nd
2009 Williams: qualified 3rd, finished 11th
2010 Mercedes: qualified 7th, finished 5th
2011 Mercedes: qualified 7th, finished 7th
2012 Mercedes: qualified 10th, finished 5th
2013 Mercedes: qualified 2nd, finished 4th

The son of 1982 World Champion, Keke Rosberg of Finland, Nico was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and brought up in Monaco. This international upbringing is reflected in Rosberg’s wide-ranging interests and multilingual skills, which make him one of the most interesting characters in the paddock. His knowledge of Formula One history is encyclopaedic, he equally enjoys soccer and triathlons, his competitive instincts make him a fearsome poker, backgammon and chess player, and he enjoys photography as well. 

After early success in European karting, Formula BMW and the F3 Euroseries, Rosberg made his name by becoming the first-ever GP2 champion in 2005. He entered Formula One™ with his father's former team, Williams, setting fastest lap in Bahrain on his debut in 2006.

In 2010 he was in at the start of Mercedes AMG Petronas, and its modern Silver Arrows. Since that time Rosberg has proved that he can work with and match two for the most fearsomely competitive team-mates in the sport; Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton.

China 2012 where he took his first pole and won his first Grand Prix marked his first victory for the Mercedes team, with two more wins in Monaco and Silverstone in 2013. Last season also proved that he could manage Mercedes’ aggressive tyre wear better than teammate Hamilton.

However the two drivers seem perfectly complementary, with Hamilton’s aggressive pace being a perfect foil to Rosberg’s more measured style.  It could be that Mercedes have found the perfect driver ‘dream team’.