Nico Rosberg's championship in numbers

Published on 29 Nov 2016 12:33
image

Nico Rosberg became Formula One world champion for the first time on Sunday, continuing Mercedes' reign at the top of Formula One.

Here's a breakdown of Rosberg's championship, in numbers.

1 - This was Rosberg's first world championship, and the first time he has finished higher than Lewis Hamilton in the championship since the pair became team mates in 2013.

2 - The number of father-son world champions. Graham Hill won the championship twice, in 1962 and 1968, before his son Damon triumphed in 1996. Rosberg now follows in the footsteps of his father Keke who won the title in 1982, despite only winning one race.

3 - The number of German world champions following Rosberg's win. There were none when he was born in 1985. Rosberg is also Mercedes' third champion after Juan Manuel Fangio and Lewis Hamilton, and he is also the third driver to win a title decider at Yas Marina Circuit in eight visits to Abu Dhabi.

9 - The number of wins Rosberg took in 2016. Since his first win in 2012, he has gone on to take more wins each season. 10 victories in 2017, then?

11 - The number of seasons Rosberg raced in Formula One before winning the championship

13 - The number of laps Rosberg spent outside the top 10

33 - Rosberg was Formula One's 33rd champion.

50 - The percentage of the last 10 championships won by a German driver (Vettel 2010-13, Rosberg 2016)

75 - The percentage of laps in the 2016 Rosberg spent inside the top three - 957 out of 1268.



Replies (0)




AE
        Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
Local time
Give your opinion!
Will 2017's new regulations bring more exciting racing?



Formula 1 Championship 2016
Driver profile
Name GB Lewis Hamilton
Active As Mercedes Driver in Formula 1
Date of birth Jan 7 1985 (32)
Weight 66 kg
Length 1.75m
City Monaco
882 comments on Hamilton
30 members have this driver as their favourite
Tweets about Lewis Hamilton
Track Yas Marina Circuit
 
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Location AE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Website Website
 
Test sessions
ES Winter testing - Circuit de Catalunya
Feb 27 2017
Feb 28 2017
Mar 1 2017
Mar 2 2017
 
Team profile
Name DE Mercedes
Founding date Jan 1 1930
2,142 comments on Mercedes
23 members have this team as their favourite
Website http://www.mercedesamgf1.com
Location Brackley
Tweets about Mercedes
Formula 1 Calendar
Previous Grand Prix: 27 November 2016
AE Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
Next Grand Prix: 26 March 2017
AU Grand Prix of Australia Grand Prix of Australia