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Keke Rosberg

Keke Rosberg, Las Vegas, Nevada, 25th September 1982. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Keke Rosberg, Las Vegas, Nevada, 25th September 1982. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Keke Rosberg, French Grand Prix, Magny Cours, France, 22nd June 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Keke Rosberg, French Grand Prix, Magny Cours, France, 22nd June 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

06 Dec 1948
Solna, Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality:

Finland

Grands Prix:

114 (1978-1986)

F2 starts:

28 (1976-1979)

1982 World Champion, exceptionally fast and spectacular driver, who retired from racing fully in 1995. Caused a sensation to win the 1978 BRDC International Trophy in only his second Formula 1 race. Became a successful driver manager to Oliver Panis, JJ Lehto and Mika Hakkinen amongst others. Also ran a number of teams, including lower formulae teams, and currently runs a title-winning (2017) DTM team and an ADAC GT Masters sportscar team. Keke was huge help in getting Nico into F1 and supported his son's exciting career, which culminated in Nico winning the 2016 World Championship. Rosberg also has a number of business interests, including one in Lapland, but most of his time is spent running his suspension development and prototyping business. He has bases in France, Monte Carlo, Austria and Finland and speaks six languages (Swedish, Finnish, German, Italian, French and English). Before becoming a success in racing, Keke worked as a kart engine exporter and computer software engineer.

Biography last updated 31 Oct 2017