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Nico Rosberg 30 years old. Mercedes GP Petronas #6
2º in WDC. 322 points.
Best '15 position: 1º
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Nov 13, 2010

Nico, "I am pleased that I managed to get all of those podiums for the team."

Source: Motorsports@PETRONAS

2010 has certainly been an interesting season for PETRONAS and its partners across the entire gamut of the company’s motorsports involvement. In Formula One, the new partnership with the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One team proved an enticing one. Despite being faced with the obvious challenges that the sport has to offer, the team’s first “home” race of the season in Malaysia was truly a memorable one.

Taking up a spot on the podium after a well-deserved and hard-fought third place finish was a young German named Nico Rosberg, who went on to score other podium finishes in Shanghai and Silverstone.

Tenacity, will, commitment and dedication are some of the ingredients makes for a successful race car driver. Add the DNA element into the mix; one cannot help but wonder what great things might be in store.

Son of the 1982 Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg, Nico was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. Though he originally kicked off his racing career as a Finn like his father; Nico would later switch and now competes under the German flag in Formula One.

A fiercely competitive driver, Nico has risen to the challenge in the sport with an impressive, intelligent and determined approach. His brilliance is also notable off-track. A multi-linguist who is already fluent in German, English, Italian, Spanish and French, Nico is also learning Finnish.

With the season drawing to a close, we recently got the chance to speak with Nico Rosberg to ask about the 2010 season, his racing career and what he likes to indulge in.


PETRONAS Motorsports: Could you describe how the 2010 season on a whole has been for you?
Nico Rosberg: “We went into the season wanting to win the championship, races and things like that. Unfortunately, it hasn’t gone our way. No one on the team is happy about that. So, we’re all putting the best effort possible to do better next year. Saying that though, personally there’s another side where I have compare to my teammate. And on that side of things, I am obviously pretty pleased because it’s looking quite good for me. So I am pleased with how that’s gone.”

PM: Well, you had a very nice podium finish at what was our home race in Malaysia, as well as other podium finishes through what has been a challenging season, your thoughts on that?
NR: “The podium in Malaysia; I liked it myself too! With the car we had, the few podiums we had was what we should have had. When we did get those podiums, everything went perfectly. I am pleased that I managed to get all of those podiums for the team. But it is not something that you can be really happy about because we could have done much better than that.”

PM: To some extent, some have called you Mr. Consistency especially in the earlier stages of your Formula One career, for managing to extract respectable results despite the odds. Your thoughts on being with the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One team now.
NR: “I wouldn’t really say I was Mr. Consistency actually. I had bad cars and bad results over the first four years. It wasn’t the best start to my career. This is a sport that is very different to tennis or soccer because you have a car which you need to use in order to produce your results. There is a big difference between the best cars and the worst cars in this sport, and if you don’t have the best car then you can’t win races. If you don’t have the best car then it is very difficult to be nearer towards the front. That’s why I was happy to change to Mercedes GP PETRONAS. Unfortunately we didn’t have the right car either this year.”

PM: What were your expectations coming over to MERCEDES GP PETRONAS?
NR: “I thought we were going to win and I thought we were going to have the car to win, which we didn’t have.”

PM: So has the focus shifted to 2011 for you?
NR: “No. The team focus yes but my driver focus is still on this year. I just want to do well with the races that are still ahead of us.”

PM: How much has the year's experience gone in towards the development of next year's car?
NR: “I have learned a lot. The team has also learned a lot so everybody is putting their input to improve things. Because we must improve for next year and we will improve and we need to do much better.”

PM: WHat are your targets for 2011?
NR: “Win races!”

PM: Can you share with us a little bit about yourself? Who is Nico Rosberg?
NR: “I grew up and live in Monaco. I love do to play lots of sports and games, like backgammon and poker. When I am not racing I spend a lot of time with my friends and I take the opportunity to be with my family. I also enjoy sports like soccer.”

PM: Indeed, you even spent time with the German national team before the world cup!
NR: “Yes, I did! I am very enthusiastic about the German football team.”

PM: You also regularly participate in triathlon events, tell us about that?
NR: “I enjoy sports like soccer and triathlon. I did the triathlon this year in Kitzbühel (Austria) where the big skiing downhill race takes place. We need to train physically anyway everyday in racing. This is something that has come about through that. I do my training in the form of triathlon. I enjoy it a lot and do it very often.”

PM: What else do you like to indulge in?
NR: “I like to travel and go discovering new cultures. After the race in Suzuka, I spent one and half weeks travelling around Japan visiting traditional places like Kyoto and Nara.

PM: What would you be doing if you weren't in racing?
NR: “If I wasn’t racing, I would probably be an aerodynamicist working with a Formula One team. I’d still be in Formula One.”

PM: Speaking of which, some years ago you turned down the offer to Imperial College in London.
NR: “Yes, I did and with no regrets. It would have been nice thing also. But I don’t regret because I love what I do now.”

PM: What made you decide to become a race car driver?
NR: “Just watching my dad race. It was amazing to see him race because my dad was the Formula One world champion in 1982. I was watching the race and it was great.”

PM: How much is your father an influence on your career?
NR: “He was a pretty big influence in my career because he also wanted me to become a race car driver. I think he knew what a nice job it is and so he wanted me to have a similar opportunity. My mother supports it because she knows that I am happy although she would have preferred another job for sure, because she gets scared! She does not come to that many races but she did join me in Monza this year, which was nice.”

PM: You initially raced under the Finnish flag at the start of your career, then made the switch later on, why?
NR: “Racing in my family started out with me being Finnish, which is from my dad’s side. In the long run, racing under the German flag was better because you need to have all the right connections to get into Formula One. For me German was the better nationality to enable me the opportunities to get into Formula One.”

PM: Since you've been in Formula One, there have been many changes including the inclusion of more venues in Asia. What are your thoughts on this?
NR: “I actually don’t really mind it actually. I like coming to the Asian races, as I enjoy coming out here. We get quite a lot of time out to explore the places. Like before the race in Singapore, I was out here a week before the race. I managed to train with a local triathlon club and did some running. I also went sightseeing, visited the casino and the cinemas with my girlfriend.”

PM: Would you describe that as a normal regime for you coming out to these races?
NR: “It really depends. I try to go early when there is a time difference. In Singapore, I came early because of the climate, to adjust. I didn’t get the opportunity in Malaysia because it was back to back with Australia.”

PM: Finally Nico, of all the Asian venues, track-wise, which have been the most difficult and the most interesting?
NR: “I would say Singapore. Track-wise, it is very challenging, very bumpy and lots of corners and generally very difficult. The most interesting has to be Suzuka. Malaysia is also a good track as well. It is a great track and is one of my favourites. Herman Tilke who built the track is generally a very competent and has put together a very good track there. Korea is a new race and I really didn’t know too much about the track. It is good to have Korea as a new addition to the calendar.”

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