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Thoughts of a World Champion on Legacy

Thoughts of a World Champion on Legacy

After a couple of months of distance from an active role in the world of Formula 1, we met reigning F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg to talk to him about topics that affect us all. Legacy was one of them.

Man vs. Machine?

Man vs. Machine?

Increasingly state-of-the-art and long since a staple of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is currently reemerging, contributing to the broader trend of intelligent automation. Knowingly and unknowingly, we are starting to experience AI on a regular basis, be it through Apple’s Siri or the memory features of the cars we drive.

Toto Wolff - F1 Entrepreneur

Toto Wolff - F1 Entrepreneur

As different as success stories can be, there are elements that most of them share. Setbacks, big or small, for instance, can happen to anybody at any time. How you deal with them and come out the other side will eventually define your success, according to Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport. "Success shouldn't be judged at halftime. The day you retire you need to judge whether you've been successful or not.", he says.


Nico Rosberg on Legacy, June 2017 (2 mins 31 secs) Thoughts of a World Champion on Legacy

Full documentary from April 2016 (8 mins) F1 Entrepreneur - Toto Wolff

From November 2016 (2 mins 30 secs) Unlimited: Lewis Hamilton answers some of life's big questions


Canada, Montréal

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

June 9 - 11, 2017

Canada, Montréal
  • First Grand Prix: 1978
  • Number of laps: 70
  • Circuit length: 4.361 km
  • Race distance: 305.27 km
  • Lap record: 1:13.622
    Rubens Barrichello (2004)

The circuit lies on Notre Dame Island, a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River, most of which was originally built up for the Expo 67.

Azerbaijan, Baku

Baku City Circuit

June 23 - 25, 2017

Azerbaijan, Baku
  • First Grand Prix: 2016
  • Number of laps: 51
  • Circuit length: 6.003 km
  • Race distance: 306.049 km
  • Lap record: 1:46.485
    Nico Rosberg (2016)

Valtteri Bottas set a new unofficial Formula 1 top speed record in qualifying for the 2016 European Grand Prix at 378kph (235 mph).

Austria, Spielberg

Red Bull Ring

July 7 - 9, 2017

Austria, Spielberg
  • First Grand Prix: 1970
  • Number of laps: 71
  • Circuit length: 4.326 km
  • Race distance: 307.02 km
  • Lap record: 1:08.337
    Michael Schumacher (2003)

Although not the shortest lap of the season in terms of distance, it has only nine corners and is one of the shortest in terms of time; this year’s pole position time is expected to be just over 60 seconds.

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