Nico Rosberg is a former racing driver. Nico was born on 27 June 1985. Rosberg was raised primarily in the Principality of Monaco.
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. Rosberg was raised primarily in the Principality of Monaco. Nico 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.
He was raised in the Wiesbaden district of Nordenstadt in the first four weeks of his life, before living between the principality of Monaco and the Spanish island of Ibiza. He was educated at the International School of Nice and the International School of Monaco. Rosberg was encouraged to pursue ventures in academia and sports. He was taught five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, but not Finnish or Swedish. Rosberg enjoyed studying mathematics and science but did not enjoy history as much. He graduated in 2002.
At the age of four, Rosberg had his first driving experience when his father took him to a go-kart track in Ibiza for a holiday. He steered a Jeep, and his father controlled its speed with the accelerator and the brake pedals. Rosberg began competitive racing at the age of six and decided to aim for a career in F1 motor racing after he observed his father competing in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft in 1995. He was runner-up in the European KF1 Championship and finished ninth in the Formula A World Cup.
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.
In April 2005, Rosberg was signed by Williams as its second test driver. Rosberg signed a contract that month to race for Williams in 2006 allowing the team to provide him with as much car acclimatization as possible. The following month, Rosberg signed a five-year contract with Williams, being selected by Frank Williams for his driving ability, his knowledge of F1 technology, and for articulately communicating data to engineers. At the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Rosberg scored his first career points with a seventh-place finish and set the race’s fastest lap, becoming at the time the youngest fastest lap setter in history, aged 20 years, 8 months and 13 days.
Rosberg has earned most of his income through his racing career. As of 2021 he has an estimated net worth of $50 million. Rosberg’s salary for his last season with Mercedes (2016) was reported to be $16 million. At that time he was one of the highest paid racing drivers, falling short to his team mate Lewis Hamilton. At the peak of his career Nico Rosberg earned $15-20 million per year.
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.