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Keke Rosberg

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Keke Rosberg

Finnish former racing driver and winner of the Formula One World Championship add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1948.

Countries: (27%), United Kingdom (18%), Monaco (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Formula One, Nico Rosberg, McLaren

Linked to: Cosworth, Metadata, Brabham, Audi

 

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Keke Rosberg was born in 1948 add something


1970

Formula One - These became less common through the 1970s and 1983 saw the last non-championship Formula One race; the 1983 Race of Champions at Brands Hatch, won by reigning World Champion Keke Rosberg in a Williams-Cosworth in a close fight with American Danny Sullivan


1978

Rosberg had a relatively late start to his F1 career, debuting at the age of 29 after stints in Formula Vee, Formula Atlantic and its antipodean counterpart Formula Pacific and Formula Two, "feeder" series to Formula One. His first Formula One drive was with the Theodore team during the 1978 season add something


1979

He next emerged with the Wolf team, midway through the 1979 season add something


1980

He secured his first two point-scoring results in the 1980 season, including a podium, but often failed to finish or qualify add something

 

Fittipaldi Automotive - By 1980 Fittipaldi's team mate Keke Rosberg thought him long past his best, and found him demotivated

 

Fittipaldi Automotive - The young Finn Keke Rosberg was struggling to get into a competitive seat when he joined Fittipaldi for the 1980 season


1981

Brazilian Grand Prix - In 1981, Carlos Reutemann disobeyed team orders to let his teammate Alan Jones by and took the victory; the following year Piquet finished 1st and Keke Rosberg finished 2nd but because of the FISA-FOCA war, Piquet and Rosberg were both disqualified for being underweight in post-race scrutineering, and the race victory was given to 3rd placed Alain Prost, who would go on to win at Jacarepagua 4 more times


1982

Despite this, Williams was interested in Rosberg, with the retirement of former World Champion Alan Jones leaving a seat open for the 1982 season add something

 

Rosberg's 1982 Championship proved to be the last World Championship win for the old Cosworth DFV engine which had been introduced to F1 by Lotus in add something

 

Australian Grand Prix - Finn Keke Rosberg led for 62 laps before a puncture that caused damage to his &McLaren; this was the 1982 champion's last Formula One race

 

Juha Kankkunen - He became only the second motorsportsman to be voted the Finnish Sportsman of the Year, after the 1982 F1 world champion Keke Rosberg

 

McLaren - In , the Williams team were resurgent with their Honda engine and drivers Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet, whilst at McLaren, Lauda's replacement, 1982 champion Keke Rosberg couldn't gel with the car

 

Ron Dennis - Lauda's replacement was the 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg, who retired from Formula One at the end of the 1986 season

 

Alain Prost - Prost won the first two Grands Prix of the 1982 season in South Africa, where Prost recovered from losing a wheel, and Brazil, where he finished 3rd but was *awarded the win after Piquet and Keke Rosberg were disqualified


1984

In 1984, the rectangles were replaced by a yellow trapezium add something

 

The Finn had a new team mate in Nigel Mansell and the all carbon fibre Williams FW10 chassis was a big improvement over the FW09B. For the first few races the team used the 1984 engines until Honda introduced an upgraded version which improved power delivery, fuel economy and most importantly, reliability add something


1985

Just as the Honda engine began producing regular results, Rosberg decided to leave Williams at the end of 1985 and signed for McLaren, winners of the 1984 and 1985 Drivers' and Constructors Championships add something

 

Alain Prost - Niki Lauda retired for good at the end of 1985, and was replaced at McLaren by 1982 Champion Keke Rosberg for 1986


1986

At the time, Rosberg's move to McLaren for the 1986 season had seemed a master stroke as they were the championship team of the previous two seasons, having done so in dominating fashion add something

 

In an interview following his retirement announcement, Rosberg said that he was glad he left Williams when he did, stating that had he stayed with them he may have quit Formula One early in the 1986 season after Frank Williams pre-season accident had left someone in a position of authority within the team who he said was one of the reasons he had decided to leave Williams, adding "We simply could not stand each other" add something

 

Elio de Angelis - McLaren driver Keke Rosberg, who was a close friend of de Angelis, retired at the end of the 1986 season, although contrary to rumour, de Angelis' death was not the reason Rosberg retired


1990

Peugeot 905 - The car made its racing debut in the final few races of the 1990 FIA World Sportscar Championship with Jabouille and Keke Rosberg sharing the wheel


1995

Here he set up his own team, Team Rosberg, in 1995 and at the end of that year withdrew from driving to concentrate on running it add something


2000

Team Rosberg returned to the revived DTM in 2000, entering two Mercedes add something


2001

Gary Paffett - In 2001, moved overseas to the German F3 Championship racing with Keke Rosberg's race team, finishing sixth overall


2004

Success, or even just scoring points, became harder with each passing season and Team Rosberg quit the series after their 2004 campaign, only to return in 2006, this time with Audi add something


2008

Until 2008, he managed his son Nico who entered Formula One in 2006 driving for Williams F1 add something


2013

In 2013 he and Nico became the first father and son to both win at Monaco, 30 years apart from each other add something


2014

His son Nico used a design that had similarities to Keke's helmet earlier in his F1 career, with grey replacing blue and with flame motifs, before changing to a new design in 2014 add something


2016

In 2016, he and Nico became the second father son duo to win Formula One World Championships add something