Nico Rosberg announced his retirement five days after clinching the title in 2016, citing wanting to spend more time with his family.
Nico Erik Rosberg is a German-Finnish former racing driver. Nico was born on 27 June 1985 to Keke Rosberg and his German wife Sina Rosberg in Wiesbaden, West Germany. He is the only child of Finnish racing driver Keke Rosberg, who won the 1982 Formula One (F1) World Championship, and German interpreter Gesine “Sina” Rosberg. He was raised primarily in the Principality of Monaco. Rosberg competed in Formula One from 2006 to 2016, winning the World Drivers’ Championship in 2016 with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Rosberg announced his retirement five days after clinching the title, citing wanting to spend more time with his family and not wanting his driving ability to atrophy as the main factors behind his decision.
At the age of 16, Rosberg progressed to car racing for the 2001 Formula BMW Junior Cup Iberia. He drove for VIVA Racing in the 2002 Formula BMW ADAC Championship and won the title, for winning the title, Rosberg drove a Williams FW24 at a test session at the Circuit de Catalunya on 3 December. At the time, he became the youngest person ever to drive a F1 car. The 2003 season saw Rosberg progress to the higher-tier Formula 3 Euro Series with Team Rosberg. He was second in the Rookie Cup to Christian Klien.
Rosberg married interior designer Vivian Sibold at a civil ceremony in Monaco on 11 July 2014. They have two children, Alaïa (born 2015) and Naila (born 2017), and run a creamery shop in Ibiza. She is 30 years old, born in Hamburg, Germany, and she works designing home interiors. Nico Rosberg and Vivian Sibold met each other when they were kids, because their mothers worked together in the fashion industry. They began to go out together during the holidays in 2003, when they met in Ibiza.
Vivian was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 15, 1985, to parents Businessman Bernd Wegener and fashion entrepreneur, Christina Sibold. Vivian has studied interior designing in Milan at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) and she has also undertaken a few internships in both London and New York. She works primarily as an interior designer, taking her skills across the globe and undertaking various ventures that include working on penthouses in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and designing a club called “The Dracula” that is situated in Hamburg, Germany.
Her services were requested by the Formula One Lotus team to design their home. This was a big break for the then 24-year-old blonde as well as a chance to spend more time with her racer husband Nico. Vivian and Nico were not only long-term lovers before tying the knot in 2014, but they were also long-time childhood friends whose families had a bond that spanned back many years. The couple’s marriage was much celebrated by racing fans, friends and family alike as it was a fairy tale ending to a whirlwind courtship.