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Thoughts of a World Champion on Decision Making

Thoughts of a World Champion on Decision Making

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. Decision making 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.


Videos

Nico Rosberg on Decision Making, April 2017 (2 mins 21 secs) Thoughts of a World Champion

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


Races

Bahrain, Sakhir

Bahrain International Circuit

14th April 2017 - 16th April 2017

Bahrain, Sakhir

Read the in-depth race strategy report by our expert James Allen

  • First Grand Prix: 2004
  • Number of laps: 57
  • Circuit length: 5.412 km
  • Race distance: 308.238 km
  • Lap record: 1:31.447
    Pedro de la Rosa (2005)

The track is situated in the middle of the desert – a circumstance that gives the race a unique atmosphere but poses a unique problem as well: because of worries that sand would blow onto the circuit and disrupt the race, an adhesive is being sprayed on the sand around the track.

Russia, Sochi

Sochi Autodrom

28th April 2017 - 30th April 2017

Russia, Sochi
  • First Grand Prix: 2014
  • Number of laps: 53
  • Circuit length: 5.848 km
  • Race distance: 309.745 km
  • Lap record: 1:39.094
    Nico Rosberg (2016)

The track loops around many of the iconic buildings in the Sochi Olympic Park, host venue for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Spain, Barcelona

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

12th Mai - 14th Mai 2017

Spain, Barcelona
  • First Grand Prix: 1991
  • Number of laps: 66
  • Circuit length: 4.655 km
  • Race distance: 307.104 km
  • Lap record: 1:21.670
    Kimi Räikkönen (2008)

In the last ten seasons, this race has been won by ten different drivers.


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