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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?

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

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 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


Races

Great Britain, Silverstone

Silverstone Circuit

July 14 - 16, 2017

Hungary, Budapest

Hungaroring

July 28 - July 30, 2017

Belgium, Spa-Francorchamps

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

August 25 - 27, 2017

  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 52
  • Circuit length: 5.891 km
  • Race distance: 306.198 km
  • Lap record: 1:33.401
    Mark Webber (2013)

England is home - in full or in part - to five of the teams (McLaren, Williams, Red Bull, Force India and Mercedes).

  • First Grand Prix: 1986
  • Number of laps: 70
  • Circuit length: 4.381 km
  • Race distance: 306.63 km
  • Lap record: 1:19.071
    Michael Schumacher (2004)

The pole position driver has won only once in the last 11 years.

  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 44
  • Circuit length: 7.004 km
  • Race distance: 308.052 km
  • Lap record: 1:47.263
    Sebastian Vettel (2009)

The most famous part of the circuit is the Eau Rouge / Raidillon combination. Drivers race down a straight to where the track crosses the Eau Rouge stream for the first time, before being launched steeply uphill into a sweeping left-right-left collection of corners with a blind summit. The following right-hander that leads steeply uphill is called "Raidillon". The corner requires an amount of skill from the driver to negotiate it well.


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