Nico Rosberg is a former Formula One racing driver and the 2016 Formula One World Champion, born on June 27th 1985 in Wiesbaden, Germany. The German, son of Finnish former Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg and his German wife Sina, currently lives in Monaco, where he also grew up and went to school.
Nico began his racing career at the age of six when he started out in karting and became teammates with Lewis Hamilton for the first time in 2000. He then went on to racing Formula BMW in 2002 where he won the title before joining his father's Formula 3 team till the end of 2004. Earlier in that year Rosberg completed his first ever Formula One test session with the Williams F1 Team. In 2005 Nico joined the newly created GP2 series and became champion.
For the 2006 Formula One season Williams announced Nico as part of their driver lineup. The next four years Rosberg raced next to Mark Webber and Alex Wurz among others before signing with the newly set up Mercedes Formula One Team in 2010 where he stayed till the end of his career. After racing with Michael Schumacher for the first three years at Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton again became Nico’s teammate in 2013. After losing out to Hamilton in 2014 and 2015 and becoming runner up in the Formula One Drivers Championship, Nico took away the title from him in 2016 and, just like his father, became Formula One World Champion for the very first time. Nico Rosberg declared his retirement from his active motorsports career on December 2nd 2016. He has a racing record of 23 career wins and 30 pole positions and is only the third German to become Formula One world champion.