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Finnish
6 December 1948 (70)

statistics

5 (3.9%)
17 (13.3%)
5 (3.9%)
1 (11.1%)
1st
9
128
114
159.5 (1.2 points per race avg)
69 (53.9%)
1978 South African Grand Prix
1986 Australian Grand Prix

about Keke Rosberg

Keijo Erik Rosberg ( pronunciation ; born 6 December 1948), known as "Keke", is a Finnish former racing driver and winner of the 1982 Formula One World Championship. He was the first Finnish driver to compete regularly in the series. Rosberg grew up in Oulu and Iisalmi, Finland. He is the father of retired Formula One driver and 2016 Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg.


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seasons

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986,

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
1978 Eddie Cheever
Jean-Pierre Jarier
Jochen Mass
Alberto Colombo
Hans Binder
Michael Bleekemolen
Jody Scheckter
Bobby Rahal
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1979 James Hunt
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1980 Emerson Fittipaldi
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1981 Chico Serra
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1982 Carlos Reutemann
Mario Andretti
Derek Daly
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1983 Jacques Laffite
Jonathan Palmer
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1984 Jacques Laffite
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1985 Nigel Mansell
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1986 Alain Prost
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Hamilton sealed his fifth world title in the Mexican Grand Prix, and he currently has 71 wins to his name, and another two years on his deal with Mercedes. Read Also: The 10 moments that decided the 2018 F1 title "For Lewis now, with five titles, unbelievable," said 2016 world champion Rosberg, in a message of congratulations he posted on his YouTube channel after the ...

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Ocon is currently facing a year on the F1 sidelines after a planned move to Renault fell through at the last second, and other teams said they were not interested in him because of his close links to Mercedes. The Frenchman's plight has been viewed as a bad thing for F1, with more and more drivers having their careers decided by the major car makers. Read Also: Why third cars are ... ...

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After Vettel saw another race win opportunity wrecked at the Italian Grand Prix when he spun after a clash with Hamilton on the first lap, the German is now facing a 30-points deficit to his Mercedes rival. And following a costly Baku lock-up, the first-corner incident with Valtteri Bottas in France and his crash in Germany, Ferrari will need no reminding about the points that have been thrown ... ...

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Race leader Vettel slid into the barriers towards the end of lap 52 while a rain shower was hitting the Hockenheim circuit, the crash dealing a huge blow to his title challenge as championship rival Lewis Hamilton went on to win the race, having started 14th.Vettel said it was a small mistake with big consequences, but speaking in his role as a TV pundit for Sky Sports, Rosberg said ...

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A long-time rival and former friend of Hamilton, Rosberg was the reigning champion's teammate at Mercedes between 2013 and 2016 before retiring from the sport.Hamilton is currently locked in a title battle with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and his title defence suffered a blow at Hockenheim as he was forced to pull over with a loss of hydraulic pressure at the end of the first ...

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While comments from Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes made in the heat of the moment after the Silverstone race stirred up the idea that the first lap collision could have been on purpose, Rosberg thinks that the incident was simply down to Raikkonen messing up.Rosberg says that the fact that Ferrari did not impose team orders in Austria to drop Raikkonen behind Vettel was a clear sign that ...

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 After a series of crashes in the opening phase of the season, Verstappen arrived in Montreal under pressure to turn around his campaign – and in a defiant mood after rejecting ca ...

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The 1982 world champion purposely retreated from F1 in 2010 and did not get a major interview until late-2016 in Abu Dhabi, after his son won the title.Nico convinced his father to drive a 1982 Williams in Monaco last week as part of a joint-demonstration, and the two filmed an interview together afterwards that has been posted on the ex-Mercedes driver's YouTube channel.Interviewer ...

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Liberty Media took control of F1’s commercial rights during Rosberg’s title-winning season, and the former Mercedes driver has watched from the outside since retiring from F1 at the end of that year.F1 will introduce simpler front wings next year to try to make it easier for cars to follow ahead of a raft of changes planned for 2021 that are designed to improve racing and reduce the ...

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Red Bull has made it clear it wants to retain Ricciardo alongside Max Verstappen, but Rosberg believes the six-time grand prix winner should replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari. That would reunite Ricciardo with Sebastian Vettel, who partnered the Australian at Red Bull in 2014."Ask me [about] individual drivers, where they should go: Ricciardo, I would say Ferrari," said Rosberg after ...

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The father-and-son duo hit the track in Monte Carlo following the first practice session for this weekend's grand prix.They completed two laps of the circuit with Keke Rosberg at the wheel a Williams FW08, an evolution of his 1982 title-winning car, and Nico reunited with the Mercedes W07 from his 2016 world championship-winning season.Father led son initially before they swapped ...

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The father-and-son run will reunite Keke with his 1982 Williams FW08 and Nico with his 2016 Mercedes W07.Keke’s F1 career ended after the 1986 season while his last competitive campaign was his DTM farewell in 1995.However, he has relatively recent experience with the FW08, which he demonstrated at the 2010 Bahrain GP.In a video on Twitter on Tuesday evening, Nico said the pair ...

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Rosberg took an active part in helping lead negotiations with Williams as the Grove-based outfit pondered a replacement for Felipe Massa.In the end, the team opted for Sergey Sirotkin and Kubica was handed a reserve driver role.With the Williams situation having been settled, and Rosberg ramping up his other business activities that now includes investment in Formula E, Kubica said t ...

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Nico Rosberg breezes into his Monaco office and immediately spots a bowl of red foil-wrapped packets. "What are these?" he says quizzically.In his absence we've delivered 20 handmade fortune cookies, each containing a question related to the 2018 season, to his desk.No longer constrained by the shackles of an F1 team's PR machine, the 2016 world champion is uniquely qualified to ...

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Rosberg and Hamilton engaged in three consecutive internal fights for the F1 world championship between 2014 and '16, which created a difficult relationship between them, and with their Mercedes team.Hamilton, now a four-time world champion, suggested Rosberg's shock retirement the previous winter had helped him reach a new level this season, because Rosberg leaving had improved the ...

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Words Stuart Codling; Portraits Malcolm GriffithsWith more than a hint of reverence, Nico Rosberg reaches out to touch his championship-winning W07 Hybrid affectionately on the nose, then turns to regard the grand sweep that is the cavernous concrete inner sanctum of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.Here, like pinned butterflies in a natural-history exhibit, but on a grander scale, the ...

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The Briton stands on the verge of his fourth world championship title after victory in the United States Grand Prix, and his 66-points advantage means he is likely to take the crown in Mexico this weekend.Reflecting on his campaign, Hamilton says Rosberg’s exit, a clear-the-air chat with boss Toto Wolff last winter and a decision to stop eating meat have served to transform ...

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