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Thoughts of a World Champion on Trust

Thoughts of a World Champion on Trust

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. Trust 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 Trust, May 2017 (2mins 54secs) Thoughts of a World Champion on Trust

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


Spain, Barcelona

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

12th May - 14th May 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.

Monaco, Monte Carlo

Circuit de Monaco

25th May - 28th May 2017

Monaco, Monte Carlo
  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 78
  • Circuit length: 3.337 km
  • Race distance: 260.286 km
  • Lap record: 1:17.939
    Lewis Hamilton (2016)

It contains both the slowest corner in Formula One (the Fairmont Hairpin, taken at just 48 km/h or 30 mph) and one of the quickest (the flat out kink in the tunnel, three turns beyond the hairpin, taken at 260 km/h or 160 mph).

Canada, Montréal

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

9th June – 11th June 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.

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