The 2016 Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg's team won the inaugural race of the new Extreme E championship in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Rosberg sent shockwaves through the Formula One paddock at the end of 2016 after beating Lewis Hamilton to the world title and then promptly quitting the championship a week later. Nico Rosberg predicts Schumacher will have to reckon with media attention in his first year of Formula One that will "probably be even greater than Lewis Hamilton" experienced. JUST IN:Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have fresh Red Bull Max Verstappen worry, "Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. Express. Nico Rosberg has hailed Johan Kristoffersson as âinspiringâ and thanked Molly Taylor for joining his Extreme E team as the duo scored a dominant win in the maiden desert event. Toto Wolff says he was forced to get tough on Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg and pound the table with an "iron fist" at the peak of the pair's antagonistic rivalry at Mercedes. So, yeah, big, big shock.". At the time, Hamilton said: "He has a family he wants to focus on, and F1 takes so much from you. The German won the world title in the final race of the season in a nail-biting final in Abu Dhabi, however decided at that point he wouldn't be returning to defend his crown. At the time Rosberg said: "I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right.". Nico Rosberg predicts Schumacher will â¦ Sometimes they'll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. JUST IN:Sebastian Vettel: Schumacher tears into 'whining' championMercedes boss Toto Wolff on Lewis Hamilton and George Russell battleRed Bull chief makes 'flawless' demand to beat Lewis Hamilton and Merc. After all, I had to wait seven years to win my first race and 11 years to win the (Formula One world) title. If the media does not give him time to settle in Formula One, Mick Schumacher "has to take it himself", advises Rosberg. And even Wolff admitted the announcement came as a complete surprise. “And even now, it’s quite hard to work out why he asked to be released from his contract, because even if he wasn’t going to beat Lewis again, he was in a good car, he would be winning races, and part of a team that was doing something amazing. Asked by host Tom Clarkson if he was surprised by Rosberg’s retirement, Vowles replied: “Yeah, because Toto [Wolff, Mercedes team principal] called us into the office and we didn’t really know what to expect. The German carries one of the most famous surnames in motorsport as the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, who has not been seen in public since suffering brain injuries in a skiing accident in 2013. ", The son of Finnish 1982 world champion Keke, Rosberg was asked if there was any chance of a return, however he replied: "No definitely not. ", Blades closer to drop as Arsenal keep European hopes alive, © 2021 Independent Online and affiliated companies. "It's not easy to be the 'son of'. "This is a brave decision by Nico and a testament to the strength of his character," Wolff added. And it was just, you know, a bizarre moment. And with Mick, it is 10 times more difficult, because Michael's era was not so long ago and he was much more successful," Rosberg, 35, told website Sport1. According to the one-time world champion, the Finn has the right skills to beat Hamilton, but the main thing is to make all the ends meet. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express Rosberg beat Hamilton by five points, winning nine races in 2016. "For 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my 'one thing', to become Formula 1 world champion," he added. End of story. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Formula 1 World Champion Nico Roberg is tipping his former Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to snatch a record breaking eighth F1 title this year, despite the teamâs pre-season testing struggles. When he was just six years old Nico Rosberg decided he was going to emulate his famous father and become a Formula One World Champion. "You need time and patience. You can unsubscribe at any time. Nico Rosberg has Sebastian Vettel F1 exit hope amid Lewis Hamilton battle Former Formula One champion Nico Rosberg wants to see Sebastian Vettel join him in climate change fight. Schumacher, Hill, Rosberg: Formula 1's most famous families ... one of the most recognisable names in the sport thanks to Michael's incredible dominance for Ferrari â¦ Nico Rosberg, himself the son of a former world champion, has warned Ferrari Driver Academy member Mick Schumacher to expect huge media attention when he makes his Formula One debut next week to follow in the footsteps of his father Michael Schumacher. A Rosberg X Racing sagrar-se-ia vencedora do Desert X Prix, após as duas voltas ao traçado e uns minúsculos 17,6 km, deixando a 23,73 segundos a Andretti United e a X44 a â¦ Rosberg beat Hamilton by five points, winning nine races in 2016. Nico Erik Rosberg, né le 27 juin 1985 à Wiesbaden (), est un pilote automobile de double nationalité finlandaise et allemande, champion du monde de Formule 1 en 2016, qui a grandi à Monaco et qui a couru sous licence allemande. JUST IN: L a temporada de la Fórmula 1 podría mostrar un escenario más complicado para Lewis Hamilton o eso es lo que pronostica Nico Rosberg, quien asegura que Max Verstappen está más cerca que nunca del piloto de Mercedes. All rights reserved, Please visit the official Government information portal for Coronavirus by clicking HERE. Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg has explained his âweirdâ transition into Extreme E team management and what he learned from team principals Toto Wolff and Frank Williams. "For 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my 'one thing', to become Formula 1 world champion," he added. “But there must have been some very personal reasons for it and he had obviously achieved what he wanted to. Schumacher senior went on to win 91 races for Benetton and Ferrari, with five of his world titles coming in the famous red colours of the Italian marque. Hamilton ‘wants’ Bottas to extend Mercedes stay amid Russell talk, Mick Schumacher explains 'weird' habit he has during F1 races, Toto Wolff revisits Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg Mercedes feud, Mercedes 'not immune' from fall from grace, Daniel Ricciardo warns 'don't confuse comfort for complacency', Red Bull chief makes 'flawless' demand to beat Lewis Hamilton and Merc, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have fresh Red Bull Max Verstappen worry, Sebastian Vettel: Schumacher tears into 'whining' champion, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff on Lewis Hamilton and George Russell battle, Hamilton âwantsâ Bottas to extend Mercedes stay amid Russell talk. "It is definitely going to be strange and it will be sad to not have him in the team next year.". But speaking on F1's Beyond The Grid podcast, Vowles spoke about Rosberg's retirement - admitting at the time it caught him by surprise, and even now he still doesn't entirely understand why he walked away. newspaper archive. And now I've made it. Britain's Lewis Hamilton only surpassed Schumacher's total of race wins last year with the Mercedes driver bidding to capture an unprecedented eighth world title this season. Done.". The HamiltonâRosberg rivalry was a Formula One rivalry between British racing driver Lewis Hamilton and German racing driver Nico Rosberg.The rivalry was most prevalent during their four years as team-mates at Mercedes from 2013â2016, a period in which the two drivers dominated the sport. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Vowles: Rosberg took 1000 laps to do what Hamilton did in two Mercedes F1 team brains-trust have opened up on the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosbergâ¦ "We now have to consider options and we will start to look at it on Monday.". Five years after he stepped away from Formula One, Mercedes strategy director James Vowles says he's still baffled by Nico Rosberg's retirement. Il est le fils du champion du monde de Formule 1 1982 finlandais Keke Rosberg.Il dispute onze saisons en F1, de 2006 à 2016, et prend 206 départs. "The clarity of his judgement meant I accepted his decision straight away when he told me. “But, if Toto said list five things that I might be about to say, Nico retiring wasn’t on that list. Away from the fierce four-year rivalry with team-mate Hamilton, Rosberg raced in 206 grands prix, winning 23 and finishing on the podium 57 times. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. âItâs not easy to â¦ It seemed a far-fetched fantasy, even for a boy benefitting from a privileged upbringing in Monaco. Hamilton and Rosberg shared four seasons together at Mercedes, from 2013 up â¦ To add to the pressure, Michael Schumacher won the Bahrain Grand Prix on its inaugural Formula One race in 2004. Rosberg, 35, retired after being crowned 2016 Formula One world champion, 34 years after his father Keke achieved the feat. Mick Schumacher, who turns 22 on Monday, makes his Grand Prix debut for American team Haas at the season-opening race in Bahrain on March 28. Rosberg, 35, retired after being crowned 2016 Formula One world champion, 34 years after his father Keke achieved the feat. Nico Rosberg has addressed what Valtteri Bottas needs to do to keep Lewis Hamilton from an eighth world title in 2021. "You have to keep that in mind if you want to rate Mick this year. Indeed it took 25 years of hard effort for Nico to make his childhood dream come true. After winning the Formula Three European championships in 2018 and then the Formula Two title in 2020, Schumacher junior makes the step up to Formula One this season. "Ferrari es claramente mejor que el año pasado" Fernando Alonso está ilusionado con su regreso a la Fórmula 1. "I hope Mick can put that aside and concentrate well on his job -- because otherwise it takes a lot of the fun away.". Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. BERLIN – Nico Rosberg, himself the son of a former world champion, has warned Mick Schumacher to expect huge media attention when he makes his Formula One debut next week to follow in the footsteps of his father Michael Schumacher.