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Finnish
6 December 1948 (70)

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5 (3.9%)
17 (13.3%)
5 (3.9%)
1 (11.1%)
1st
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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
Williams compare 1982
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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Rosberg left F1 after winning the world championship in 2016 and has since become a regular pundit on British and German television and on his own YouTube channel.<br>He criticised Verstappen's driving in the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend, which led Verstappen to respond by comparing Rosberg to 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who has regularly expressed strong and contrary opinions since his F1 ...

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Rosberg labelled Verstappen "the best driver out there" last month - but caused a stir after the Belgian Grand Prix when he suggested on his YouTube channel that Verstappen had been too aggressive on the opening lap and back to his "old self".<br>Those comments have not gone down well with Verstappen though, and the Red Bull driver said said that Rosberg appeared to have adopted the tactic of ...

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In his video blog before the Hungarian GP Rosberg suggested that Max Verstappen had overcome Hamilton to become "the best driver out there."<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Verstappen "the best driver out there" - Rosberg<br>Verstappen a better driver than Hamilton now - Horner<br><br><br>The former world champion added that Hamilton had passed his peak in terms of pure ability, saying that "the best age ...

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Red Bull driver Verstappen claimed his first pole in F1 at the 93rd attempt after beating Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at the Hungaroring.<br>Rosberg has joined Verstappen's team boss Christian Horner in declaring the 21-year-old is even better than five-time world champion and points leader Hamilton on current form.<br>"At the moment Max Verstappen is the best F1 ...

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Rosberg, who beat Hamilton to the 2016 World Championship just days before announcing his retirement, said recently that he visited a psychologist “every second day” that season to help him cope with the pressure of the intense battle with Hamilton.<br>Bottas is adamant that he doesn’t want that kind of support structure, and would prefer to rely on friends and his own judgement.<br>“I ...

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While many fans think the FIA was wrong to punish Vettel for rejoining the track in an unsafe manner and forcing Lewis Hamilton off the circuit, Rosberg has an alternative view.<br>He believes that Vettel had enough opportunity to get back on the circuit without impeding Hamilton, after the Ferrari driver had run across the grass at the first chicane on lap 48.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Hamilton: I ...

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Webber, who won the race in 2010 and 2012 for Red Bull, acknowledged that it must have been hard for Hamilton to run ahead of his main rivals on tyres that were clearly past their best.<br>“It’s a horrible feeling, even though you’ve got absolute track position,” the Australian told Motorsport.com. “He knew he was never going to pit, but it was definitely a very, very tortuous way to win ...

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Bottas leads the championship after winning two of the first four races, a scenario that led team boss Toto Wolff to admit to seeing a glimpse of the battles between Hamilton and Rosberg from 2014 to 2016.<br>Hamilton clashed several times with Rosberg on track and off it during their exclusive fights for the world championship.<br>However, Hamilton has enjoyed a much more constructive ...

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Leclerc was told to let teammate Sebastian Vettel past on lap 11 of the race, having got ahead of the four-time world champion at the start.<br>It was the third time in three races a team order has been issued to Leclerc.<br>He asked if he could attack Vettel late on in Australia and was told to hold position, and then ignored a command to stay behind Vettel in Bahrain, where he passed Vettel for ...

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The Italian team has taken a different aerodynamic approach to Mercedes, adopting a lower-drag philosophy compared to its rival in addition to divergence over front-wing concepts following the new-for-2019 aero rules.<br>That has translated into a straightline speed advantage for Ferrari, but its balance has suffered through the corners and Mercedes has swept to a trio of one-two finishes at the ...

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Rosberg beat Hamilton to the 2016 world championship when they were teammates at Mercedes and then announced his shock retirement at the end of the year.<br>Mercedes signed Bottas to replace him but a solid first season, in which he won three grands prix, was followed up by a winless 2018 campaign.<br>Sky F1 pundit Rosberg, speaking at a day of promotional filming for the channel, believes the ...

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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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