ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX – Race results
A 'happy' Nico Rosberg can raise his game further following his 2016 Formula 1 title win, according to his father Keke.
Rosberg clinched his maiden F1 world title with a steely drive in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, snatching the crown from his Mercedes team-mate and defending champion Lewis Hamilton in a tense final round showdown.
Becoming only the second driver to emulate a family member in winning the F1 world title, Nico's father Keke – world champion in 1982 – has spoken of his pride at seeing his son earn his place amongst motorsport's greatest drivers.
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Furthermore, Keke believes there is more to come from Nico as well, saying the confidence boost of a title win could spur him on to even greater achievements.
“A happy man performs always better than an unhappy man so I think it is going to raise the game like everybody does. Jenson did it when he won the championship, I did it and it will probably happen. Comes with the game.”
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Keke was also praiseworthy of Rosberg's resilience in the face of an occasionally bitter foe in Lewis Hamilton.
“It is remarkable and I admire him for his mental strength and commitment. We have to remember the commitment of somebody like Nico, I don't know how the others do, it is 110 per cent and has nothing to do with the way we went about being a Formula 1 driver.”
Keke Rosberg won his 1982 title with Williams and remained with the team for 1983, where he proceeded to finish fifth overall.
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