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Keke Rosberg, F1 driver


6 December 1948 (75)

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5 (3.9%)
1 (0.8%)
5 (3.9%)
1 (11.1%)
159.5 (1.2 points per race avg)
69 (53.9%)
1978 South African Grand Prix
1986 Australian Grand Prix
1982 Swiss Grand Prix
1985 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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1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986,

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teams & teammates Keke Rosberg

season teammate
1978 Eddie Cheever
Jochen Mass
Jean-Pierre Jarier
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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Rosberg?was handed the chance to join the new Mercedes works F1 team for the 2010 season following its takeover of the championship-winning Brawn squad.
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The Canadian, who replaces Robert Kubica in the Grove-based team's line-up, will sport the same number asused by former world champion Nico Rosberg when the German won his title with Mercedes in 2016.
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