Nico RosbergNico Rosberg - 24 year old pilot of the series formula - 1, was born on June 27 in Wiesbaden, Germany. Nico played for the team and Mercedes GP WilliamsF1. Rosberg came after a season in Formula World Championship Grand Prix in 2005, this season ended in victory for him in the Art Grand Prix, and in April the same year, Williams announced Nico Rosberg test - pilot. Nico Rosberg son of Finnish champion Formula One season in January 1982 Keke Rosberg. Fluent in four languages Italian, French, English and German, a little more complicated with the Finnish, despite the fact that he studied it hard. The beginning of his career spent under German rider and the Finnish flag, but the famous Formula 1 driver appears under the flag of Germany. Toward the end of the year it was suggested Rosberg - the place to invite the young prize-winning pilot. His stellar career he began in 1996 and won the regional kart championship in Germany in karting. In 1997 - 1998 years. Nico participated in the North American and French Karting Championship, and 4th place was taken in 1999 in the junior championship of karting in Europe. Hence began the famous racing career in Formula 1. Rosberg took part in the 2000 and 2001. in the world and European championship karting. In 2002 Nico Rosberg came in the Formula BMW, but to speak in the European Formula One series has turned out only in 2003 and 2004. Rosberg predetermined fate of the work on the tests, which took place in the team of Williams, where Nico has demonstrated stability and performance in a team and technical education at a high enough level. This work was done at the same time with the championship Grand Prix 2, where Nico participated in the 2005 season and became the winner. His debut in Formula 1 is perhaps the most desirable time for any novice rider's career. In this case, Nico Rosberg can simply be called lucky, because he had the opportunity to make his debut in a team that knows how to win and have already won. After the first arrival in Bahrain, Rosberg brought his team score, finishing with the seventh place. For Rosberg in 2008 championship started with a podium. At the end of the season Rosberg was waiting for another success in Singapore. The driver is better able to take advantage of all the other exit to the highway safety of machines, finishing the night Grand Prix in second place. Many times there were rumors about Nico Rosberg going into the other team.
The Manager of Robert Kubica, Nico Rosberg has confirmed that the pole will not be released at the start of the race Grand Prix of the United States, replacing Carlos Sainz, who joined in the Renault.Nico Rosberg "If you throw in the water, but you can't swim, it could destroy you. And here. Without proper tests on an unfamiliar machine you can play. Better to just work on the job to Williams".
Defending champion Nico Rosberg is confident that Fernando Alonso next season will hold in the McLaren.Nico Rosberg "you Can be the best pilot in the world, but it will not help in the fight for the title behind the wheel of uncompetitive machinery. The only option for Fernando in 2018, to remain at McLaren. IndyCar is not for him".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg criticized his successor to Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas, because he's too Frank in his current crisis.Nico Rosberg "From my point of view, no matter what Valtteri said publicly about their problems because it creates its own wave of criticism and talk, but this is not helping him as the pilot.I think it's better to keep all these conversations about the problems himself, but he will do it his way. In any case - he's a great pilot".Valtteri Bottas responded to this criticism "I Usually just talk about everything as things really are. I don't care then what people say.I just know their aims, their own goals, and if I'm away from them, I unhappy, why everything is so difficult".
Veteran Felipe Massa has admitted that he hopes the next season to be a pilot Williams. Other options, according to him, is not there.Felipe Massa "In Formula 1 I have only one option - Williams. Of course, something can happen like last year when Nico Rosberg unexpectedly announced his retirement. But it should not count.I do not communicate with other teams. Either I will stay in Williams, or will go out of Formula 1. At the moment I'm trying to understand, I need a team. When they will decide, I will decide".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg believes that competitors are doing more right steps to victories than Lewis Hamilton.Nico Rosberg "I respect Ferrari, which last year was just catching up. What they are doing is very impressive. But I still believe that Mercedes will win because they have the best car.Everybody's talking about Lewis, but please don't forget about Valtteri Battese. He does have a chance because he's fast, and he may be a bit more consistent than Lewis. Lewis is good only in good days but when he is in difficulty, his speed is not a trace remains.Sometimes we see Vettel wrong, but his problem is pride. His explosive temper often failed in the struggle for victory.Lewis is a bit colder, say, 5. But this is an advantage over SEB".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg admitted that he was surprised that Fernando Alonso maintains his motivation during the crisis of the McLaren-Honda.Nico Rosberg "After those years of fighting for the championship, I just couldn't find the strength again to do the same. I lacked motivation. Where it takes Alonso, I don't know".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg has confirmed that not going to come back.Nico Rosberg "it's All right with me. This is a very emotional moment for me, as I spent many years in racing.But I'm in a great situation, I am satisfied with my life. It's like a new beginning. And Yes, I have a soon to be born second child".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg, who prophesied to the post of head of Mercedes in Formula E, believes that an electric championship is the future.Nico Rosberg "This is the future of the world and it would be great to see when all the manufacturers will lay out their cards on the table Mercedes, Audi, BMW and others. It would be great".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg believes that Valtteri Bottas is a great driver who worthily replaced him in the Mercedes.Nico Rosberg "I wouldn't say that my leaving hurt Mercedes, but of course, my statement was painful for them in connection with the transition to the new rules.That Ferrari were able to start the year better than the Mercedes, doesn't mean anything. The fact is that the Scuderia has started to work with their car before the other teams. This is their advantage, but Mercedes are still very, very strong when you look at the car, the level of detail is simply stunning.I'm really impressed with Bottas. He's the perfect pilot who can focus their thoughts on work, to be consistent and fast".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg is not confident that Ferrari can beat Mercedes in 2017.Nico Rosberg "Ferrari did a great job in the winter. But now it is a race of development, and I find it hard to believe that Ferrari will be able to keep up with the Germans. After Silverstone I thought "this is it", but was surprised to see how Ferrari again fighting in Hungary. But Spa will again be a real track for Mercedes, and Ferrari are unlikely to get the chance.We know that Vettel is sometimes not in control of his emotions. In the past year, we've seen it in Mexico. But this emotion is the force of Sebastian. In the short term it may seem like a weakness, but throughout the season, this feature can actually change the situation.He is always ready to win, and it can't hurt the fight for the title of champion".
Daniel Schlosser was a former physical therapist Nico Rosberg, but now, after the departure of the German in Formula 1, it works with a test pilot with Force India Nikita Mazepin. Daniel believes that the injured hand Robert Kubica should not be an obstacle to return to Formula 1.Daniel Schlosser "he's still very good muscles in his right arm, only the mobility is not much. But everything is in the style of aerobatics. For example, Nico Rosberg always felt a strong tension in their wrists, so he had to train his hands, but the other pilots behave differently with the wheel due to the different techniques of flying.Nick Heidfeld was one of these pilots, as does Kubica. They've never had to train in the same way as others. Instead of pushing to the right, you can pull the lever on the left side. And, depending on the technique, it can be even more effective in the turns.In Hungary he worked a very difficult program at high temperatures that it was difficult for some young drivers. Anyone who can handle it, can spend a whole Grand Prix without any problems".
It seems that the champion of the season-2016 Nico Rosberg is preparing to become the head of the factory Mercedes team in Formula E, which will appear in 2019.This week the German automaker shocked the racing world by announcing that after 2018 he will be leaving DTM for electric series.Now Auto Bild reports that Rosberg, the recently retired reigning world champion, is first in line to head the new team.Auto Bild "the President has already met with the head of Formula E, Alejandro Agawam in Monaco. If that happens, Rosberg will become the second world champion of Formula 1, was appointed to lead the team in Formula E. the First is a four-time world champion and head of the factory Renault team Alain Prost".
Mercedes expects to save Valtteri Bottas in the team in 2018. After replacing Nico Rosberg, the Finn won two races, and 15 points behind his teammate Lewis Hamilton.Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that another factor in play is the market for pilots in 2019, when they can come big names, including Daniel ricciardo and Max Verstappen. In the same year is the deadline of the contract with Lewis Hamilton.Toto Wolff "the Market will be pretty interesting in 2019, so you need to plan everything in advance.Most likely, Mercedes will offer Bottas another one-year contract.
Sauber have officially confirmed that frdric Vasseur, who previously worked at Renault, will be the new team leader, replacing the previously dismissed Monica, Kaltenborn.Pascal Picchi, Chairman of the Board Sauber "Frederick Wasser worked long enough in Motorsport and has proved itself from the best side. We are happy to see him in the ranks of Sauber".Frederic Vasseur "I am delighted to be a member of the team Sauber and thank you for the trust. I was impressed with the capabilities of each team's base in Hinwil, and also the ambitions of all employees. I am confident that together we will achieve great success. Look forward to the opportunity to start working at a new place."At the head of Renault F1 Vasser worked for a year. He left the French team in February of this year from-for disagreements with Cyril Abiteboul. Prior to that, Vasser led teams in the Junior series and has worked with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas.To work in Sauber Wasser will start from July 17, after the Grand Prix of great Britain.
Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda confirmed that Lewis Hamilton will stay with the team until the end of season 2018. Moreover, the Briton is looking to stay in the team and after 2018.Niki Lauda "It remains, of course, because he has a contract. He is not Nico RosbergLewis is already discussing with us about a contract extension. He asked about it. He is very motivated as we are, although negotiations had not yet begun. But I must honestly say that I have immense respect for him. From the beginning of the season he has shown fighting spirit, he is in excellent physical condition, and the results are growing race by race.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Jarno Trulli is confident that Lewis Hamilton will not leave the championship at the end of this season.Jarno Trulli "I don't know why Hamilton spoke about the possible resignation. Think he can race up to 40 years. Nico Rosberg another way of looking at life. For him, unlike Lewis, the track is not the only place in life.
Recently the head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that Nico Rosberg was the basis of the problems in the relationship with Lewis Hamilton. The German, who in last season's champion, sees things differently.Nico Rosberg "I know that Toto really thinks about me, so I don't care what the English press writes. Last Tuesday we gathered together 600000 Euro for blind children at a charity event.From time to time I read what you write on the Internet, but this Chapter is closed for me. It's funny because all these squabbles do not concern me more. I won the battle. I hope that one day we will be together on all this to laugh".
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that journalists paraphrased his words concerning relations with Nico Rosberg.Toto Wolff "I said only that he would be surprised if I saw him in the peloton next year. I'm not saying that I will not be surprised if he returns to the championship in the Ferrari camp.It all shows how out of the blue created history at the Formula-1".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg said bluntly that he did not want to return to the Royal race.Nico Rosberg "No, I really retired. I am happy and proud of the results and successes achieved. They're good enough. Formula 1 for me in the past, and I'm going to do something new.I don't even want to go back for one Grand Prix. I would have refused. From the Formula-E I also don't refuse. Maybe I'll try in the future."Earlier, the head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said "I would not be surprised to see Nico in a Ferrari or something. He's only 31, he is still young. Maybe he'll change his mind".
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff in an interview with the newspaper Le Journal de Montreal told me that she had been shocked when Nico Rosberg announced his retirement shortly after winning the championship in 2016.Toto Wolff "I knew his plan as soon as he reported it. Nico no longer wanted to sacrifice themselves, family, and through another heavy fight with the best pilot in the world. Instead, he decided to devote himself to his family. You can't blame him for that."Non-Executive Director Head of Mercedes Niki Lauda agreed "of Course it surprised me. Nico told us later that he would have continued if it had not won his title. He could tell us about this before. But I think Valtteri has proved a worthy replacement".Lauda believes that Nico Rosberg will not return, but Wolff had a different opinion.Toto Wolff "I know something, and I wouldn't be surprised if once again will see Niko in Formula 1 driving a Ferrari or a car of another team.He's only 31, he is still young. Maybe he'll change his mind, I don't know. And no, Nico would not act in the Indy 500".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg is very happy with his new life outside of Formula 1.Nico Rosberg "I was lucky that at 31, I can start a new life. You can do whatever you want, you can start a new career, to communicate with new people. It's just greatAs for the team and Bottas, then it is a good choice and a good replacement. Yes, he needs more time to understand how the machine works and how to work to develop it, but it will come".
Head Mercedes Wolff has hinted that Mercedes will not make any changes to the driver line-up for 2018.Toto Wolff "Nico Rosberg has played a fundamental role in the development of these machines. His brain was working like a real engineer, but Valtteri Bottom we found the best replacement. The dynamics of the team changed completely.With Lewis and Nico we have gone through different phases from the friendship and rivalry to hostility and arrogance. But Valtteri and Lewis are no differences.They respect each other and look forward to a good result from each other. I think Lewis has changed over the winter. He moved from a solo to a true team player".
Nico Rosberg admitted that he never wants to return to racing.Nico Rosberg "I'm completely finished with it. This is the page of my story, which is completely turned upside down. It was the perfect end to a perfect career.I am happy to watch championship events on TV. I can tell you that the broadcast is very good, as always. Although it has been 12 years since the last time I watched Formula 1 on TV".
Defending champion Nico Rosberg admitted that last year's experience left him a deep impression.Nico Rosberg "I spent a lot of time to recover from all the stress and events of the past year. I'm not going to accept new challenges, meet people, talk to them. I'm happy with what I do. And in Monaco specifically to start a conversation with someone from old friends not going".
Defending champion Nico Rosberg admitted that watching the championship events on TV.Nico Rosberg "Two children is a big responsibility and a big burden on parents. I have a lot of time to spend with his wife. But that does not prevent me to watch the racing.The first Grand Prix was really exciting for Formula 1 no one knew who would win. In addition, the fight between Mercedes and Ferrari - I want nothing more.".
The current champion of Formula 1 Nico Rosberg is under the pressure of the press admitted that for the second time.Nico Rosberg "we are very happy. We just loved it and waiting for the birth of the second child. I live a new life and fully enjoy it. Very cool to spend time with the family. I am very pleased that we will have a second child. I am pleased that now I will fully support his wife Vivian".We will remind, a two-time father was the champion of 2007 Kimi Raikkonen.
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg admitted that his former teammate Lewis Hamilton is more talented than he is.Nico Rosberg "I had to rely on the success with zeal, absolute commitment and zero compromise. It was the only way I could work my way up.In Formula 1 there are pilots that are more talented than I am. Maybe it's even my former teammate. He is one of the best pilots of all time and an incredible enemy.It's been five months since our last dispute with Lewis. I don't know what can prevent us to be friends again".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the Mercedes team came to Australia, not expecting a tight fight.Fernando Alonso "I thought last year they came to Australia fully prepared to fight for the victory. That was their goal and plan. Nico Rosberg won in brilliant manner of driving. Now the Mercedes team simply was not ready to fight.Wait a couple of races, but definitely, Ferrari seems to be more competitive. It's good".
Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda continues to criticize Nico Rosberg, unexpectedly left the team at the end of last year.Niki Lauda "We are pleased with our choice. We are satisfied with the Bottom. He is an incredible pilot. I'm sure Rosberg wouldn't be able to repeat the result of Bottas in Australia. He wouldn't be able to get ahead of Valtteri. We are glad that Niko is gone, and Bottas has come in his place".