Nico Rosberg is a former Formula One driver and the 2016 Formula One World Champion, born on June 27th 1985 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He and his wife Vivian currently live 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. Early 2004, Nico completed his first ever Formula 1 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 announced his retirement from the sport five days later, on 2 December 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.
He has since then focused on his family, entrepreneurial activities while keeping a role in Formula 1, a consultant for various TV broadcasters and an ambassador for several brands. He has also been named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.