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Rosberg: Monaco Sweet Dreams are made of this

May 262016

Nico Rosberg is unbelievably cool under pressure. Tiptoeing through the media press conference with the skill of a trained assassin. Incredibly light-footed, he dispatches each question which was specifically designed for maximum impact without even breaking a sweat. Questions about his Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One team. About his relationship with teammate Lewis Hamilton. About his lead in the championship. About his future.

Nico is a professional. Like Formula One’s equivalent to James Bond, he is smart, intelligent, calculated, ruthless at times, and currently the best in his field.
In fact, the comparison to Bond runs further. He loves classic cars and he owns an immaculate Mercedes Pagoda from 1970. He’s fluent in five languages – German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. And he’s a life-saver; he doesn’t like to brag about the last attribute (saving a small child from drowning in his home town of Monte Carlo), instead of lauding his hero-status, he told nobody about it out of respect for the child’s parents.

This small incident says a lot about Nico, who could be working on F1 cars had he taken up an aeronautical engineering course at Imperial College London when he was a teenager. Maybe it is no surprise, then, that he handles questions about his lead in the Formula One world championship with such precision. Yes, he is currently topping the table, but the cool 30-year-old is remarkably level-headed and clearly not getting carried away by dreams of his maiden title.