THIS STORY APPEARS IN THE MAY 29 ISSUE OF MOTORSPORT ILLUSTRATED NEWS
Nico Rosberg may be the son of a Finnish world champion, and his passport may be German, but the 27-year-old is Monaco to his very expensive bootlaces. Last Sunday, on the 30th anniversary of his father Keke winning the one race any Formula One driver is desperate to win, Rosberg Junior became the first son of a former winner to take out the jewel in Formula One’s crown – and doing so at “home” made it all the more special.
As a kid growing up among the well-heeled and glamorous in the tiny Principality, Rosberg was a passenger on the bus ride to school that would take him through the tunnel that is the most unique feature of the most unique circuit in the sport. Last Sunday, Rosberg was in the drivers’ seat from start to finish, converting pole position into his second career win after leading for every lap. It was the culmination of an utterly dominant weekend for the Mercedes driver, who led all three practice sessions, topped qualifying and then got to stand on the steps of the royal box to receive his winners’ trophy.
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