Nico Rosberg hat als FormelWeltmeister seine aktive Karriere beendet. Gleich in seiner ersten Saison startete Rosberg für drei verschiedene Teams. Zunächst fuhr er für das Theodore-Team ein Rennen. 1. Juni Nico Rosberg und sein Vater Keke Rosberg sind beide FormelWeltmeister geworden. Und doch sind sie komplett verschieden.
To that end, Frank Williams concluded a deal to run the Honda V6 turbo engine in his cars. Honda had come back into Formula One that year with the Spirit team and results had been slow with unreliability, but they were enthusiastic about joining Williams who had a reputation as a Championship-winning team.
Rosberg finished in 5th place to give him 5th place in the championship. During the year, Rosberg earned the title "King of the atmospherics".
The Finn managed to tame both the car and engine long enough to win the Dallas Grand Prix , but his only other podium for the year was a second at the season opener in Brazil the 3rd time in succession he finished second in Brazil, but the only one from which he was not disqualified.
After a frustrating year he finished the championship in eighth place with Rosberg managed to qualify 4th in his Ralt RT4 Ford despite spending most of the day with fellow aviation enthusiast Lauda his teammate for the race attending an air show at the nearby Essendon Airport.
After an early race dice with Lauda and a clash with Terry Ryan while lapping the young Australian which put him off the short 1.
For the first few races the team used the engines until Honda introduced an upgraded version which improved power delivery, fuel economy and most importantly, reliability.
Rosberg's pole-winning lap at Silverstone created history when he lapped the 4. As it was the final race of the season, it was also Rosberg's final race for Williams.
Keke gave the winners trophy to his race engineer, Frank Dernie. The win enhanced Rosberg's reputation as a "street fighter" as four of his five championship Grand Prix wins Monaco, Dallas, Detroit and Adelaide had all come on street circuits.
Just as the Honda engine began producing regular results, Rosberg decided to leave Williams at the end of and signed for McLaren , winners of the and Drivers' and Constructors' championships.
The Williams-Honda team would go on to dominate Grand Prix racing in and through At the time, Rosberg's move to McLaren for the season had seemed a master stroke as they were the championship team of the previous two seasons, having done so especially in in dominating fashion.
It wasn't until it became known Barnard was leaving for Ferrari that the designer allowed Rosberg to fundamentally change his cars set up to suit his style.
Ironically this coincided with Rosberg's only pole position of the season in Germany. On top of that, the fatal crash of Rosberg's close friend Elio de Angelis while testing a Brabham at the Paul Ricard circuit in France in May deeply affected him and he retired at the end of the season.
He would later claim that he retired "too soon" [ citation needed ]. Keke Rosberg dominated the final race of his Formula One career, the Australian Grand Prix , though he did not win.
While holding a second lead over Nelson Piquet his replacement at Williams , he had a rear tyre let go on lap Thinking the noise from the back of his McLaren was engine related, he shut the engine off and pulled off the circuit, only to find when he got out and checked that all he needed to do was drive back to the pits to change tyres.
However, he later revealed that he would never have won anyway, that he planned to give best to Alain Prost in the Frenchman's bid for back-to-back World Championships Prost needed to win the race with Nigel Mansell finishing no better than 4th to claim the championship, while Rosberg had dropped out of title contention some races before.
As it turned out, Prost won the race and the title, and a lap after Rosberg's retirement Mansell suffered the same fate as his former teammate, though in much more spectacular fashion.
In China he started fourth but fell back to sixth in the opening lap, however fought to finish second ahead of Fernando Alonso. Rosberg stayed with Hamilton for the whole race but could not get through, finishing 0.
In Monaco Rosberg took pole position, but a controversial one where he was investigated by the stewards after a suspected offence for causing a yellow flag incident.
Rosberg's lead extended by 18 points in Canada after he and Hamilton had MGU-K and brake issues, but forced Hamilton to retire and not Rosberg, finishing second.
In Austria he won ahead of his teammate, and then took pole position at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, leading until lap 28 where his gearbox failed.
At the next round in Germany , Rosberg took the 9th pole position of his career, where Hamilton suffered a brake failure in qualifying, and was forced to start from 20th.
Rosberg then went on to take a comfortable victory by 20 seconds from Valtteri Bottas, increasing his lead over Hamilton to 14 points.
Rosberg's victory was the first German Grand Prix win for a German driver at the wheel of a German car since Rudolf Caracciola — also for Mercedes — in In Hungary , Rosberg took pole position again and led the early stages of the race before a safety car period.
At Monza he attempted to overtake Hamilton for the lead, but locked up under braking for the first chicane on lap 29, and was forced down the escape road.
Hamilton overtook Rosberg as he was doing so, and went on to take the race win. The next round in Singapore resulted in Rosberg retiring from the race, after an electrical failure.
In Japan , 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.
From the United States Grand Prix onwards, he took three consecutive pole positions to the end of the season, winning for the fifth time in Brazil compared to Hamilton's ten.
In the last race of the season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix , Rosberg still had a fighting chance to win the championship title.
Later in the race he suffered from technical difficulties with his car losing the ERS. Ultimately he finished 14th and lost the title to Hamilton, saying: Rosberg's season began with second place behind teammate Lewis Hamilton in Australia and third in Malaysia behind Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari , and Hamilton.
Rosberg was second in China and third in Bahrain after a brake failure. He recorded his first pole position of the season in Spain and followed that with his first win of the season, his first in Spain and ninth career win.
He achieved his tenth career win at Monaco to become the fourth driver to win the Monaco GP three times in succession alongside Graham Hill, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost giving him the best streak of wins there since Senna's run of 5 in — It was also the first time he won successive F1 races.
He followed this up with second place in Canada before taking his third victory of the season, and eleventh of his career, in Austria.
At the British Grand Prix , he once again qualified and finished second behind teammate Lewis Hamilton. In Hungary he ran as high as second before colliding with Daniel Ricciardo, and eventually finishing in 8th place.
Rosberg's championship hopes started to disappear at Monza when he retired because of his engine and later in Russia after starting on pole position due to a sticking throttle.
Rosberg took his 4th pole position and third consecutive this season in America. Although he lost out at the start, he fought back from fifth to first, overtaking Kvyat, Ricciardo and Hamilton and controlled the race after the safety cars, until he made a mistake with ten laps to go, losing both the race and the World Drivers' Championship to Hamilton at race's end.
Following the race, Rosberg created minor controversy on social media when he threw back a cap Hamilton had thrown to him.
Rosberg's title-winning season began with a front row start and then victory in the Australian Grand Prix giving him the lead of the World Championship for the first time since He followed this up with another front row start and victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
He claimed pole position and victory at the Chinese Grand Prix , extending his championship lead to 36 points from teammate and defending champion Lewis Hamilton.
Rosberg followed with pole position at the Russian Grand Prix and led the race from start to finish to claim his first Grand Slam, seventh consecutive race win, and become the first driver since Michael Schumacher in to win the first four races of the season.
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.
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.
After a later stop for dry tyres, he found himself in sixth stuck behind Fernando Alonso and unable to pass and as a light shower arrived at the end of the race was overtaken by Nico Hülkenberg and finished seventh, his worst result in Monaco since and one which saw his lead in the Championship cut to 24 points over Lewis Hamilton, who won the race.
In Canada , Rosberg took his seventh front row of the season after qualifying 0. In the race Rosberg was pushed wide by Hamilton at the start and dropped down to tenth.
He then fought his way back into fourth before having to pit with a slow puncture which dropped him to seventh. He then overtook Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Räikkönen to get back into fifth and was chasing Max Verstappen but unable to get past.
On the penultimate lap, Rosberg half spun whilst trying to overtake Verstappen but had a big enough gap over Räikkönen and finished the race in fifth with his championship lead over Hamilton cut to 9 points.
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.
Another incident occurred between the two drivers on the final lap of the Austrian Grand Prix , resulting in Hamilton winning and Rosberg dropping to 4th; despite Hamilton being booed on the podium, an investigation by race stewards agreed with most commentators that Rosberg had caused the accident, and Rosberg was given a second penalty for causing the accident and driving with a severely damaged car, although this did not affect the race result.
Rosberg relinquished the championship lead at the Hungarian Grand Prix , after finishing 2nd behind Hamilton. At his home Grand Prix, Rosberg performed an aggressive overtaking manoeuvre on Verstappen.
Rosberg claimed "I was full lock on the steering wheel and I couldn't steer more", however the stewards disagreed, thought that Rosberg had broken the rules on overtaking, so gave Rosberg a 5-second time penalty  and 2 driving license penalty points.
Rosberg came back into the lead in the championship after successive wins in Belgium , Italy and Singapore , passing Hamilton off the line to win in Italy.
A collision with Sebastian Vettel at Turn 1 in Malaysia sent him to the back of the field, but he recovered to finish 3rd, and extended his championship advantage thanks to Hamilton retiring with an engine failure.
A dominant win in Japan helped him to extend his advantage to 33 points, meaning that the championship was now in his hands.
A second-place finish in the final race of the season at Abu Dhabi was sufficient to clinch the championship, despite his teammate and eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton backing the pair into the chasing pack in the closing stages of the race.
Rosberg is, to date, the only driver other than Hamilton and Vettel to have won the Formula 1 title in the s. For the season, a new rule allowed the driver to pick a unique car number to use throughout their entire F1 career.
Rosberg picked number 6 and later tweeted "Cool. Got number 6 for my remaining F1 career! My future wife's and my dad's lucky number. So it has got to work for me too!
The overall design included chrome, some Buddhist influence, clean lines and personal symbols, designed by Jens Munser.
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Retrieved 16 January Retrieved 23 April Retrieved 6 September Retrieved 8 November Retrieved 19 August Retrieved 1 June Archived from the original on 4 February Retrieved 3 May He was just six years old when his first experiences in a kart inspired his dream of becoming a World Champion, like his dad.
Keke and Sina did not discourage this career choice, perhaps believing he would grow out of it. Parental consent came with the proviso that their son must not neglect his education.
A diligent student, Nico was quick to learn and precociously clever. He became a linguistic virtuoso, impressively articulate in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Nico began championship kart racing using a Finnish passport when he was ten, bringing with him a competitive mindset that made him cry when his father beat him at tennis.
Keke became his manager, using his extensive network of connections to good advantage. In the teenage prodigies became team mates in the fiercely competitive Formula A karting championship.
While the more naturally talented Hamilton tended to beat the hard-trying Rosberg, their rivalry remained friendly. Their shared passion to climb the motorsport ladder made them kindred spirits.
They engaged in youthful hijinks, tossing a mattress out the window of their hotel room, staging impromptu foot races down the corridors, gorging themselves in pizza speed-eating contests.
In their career paths diverged, with Hamilton remaining in karts and Rosberg moving up to single-seaters. With five wins he became the first GP2 champion, while also serving as a test driver for Williams.
His continuing scholastic achievements served him well. He turned down a coveted place to study aeronautical engineering at Imperial College in London.
In his three years with Williams his best was the first. In his F1 debut at Bahrain, he set the fastest lap and finished seventh, behind his team mate Mark Webber.
Vivian Sibold, a German-born girl whom he first met when they were children. A romance blossomed and in they became inseparable companions.