Nico Rosberg takes his winning car to the museum in person.
Nico Rosberg's Silver Arrow has reached its final destination: since 21 August 2017 the winning Formula One racer has been a feature of the Mercedes-Benz Museum's banked display of racing cars, surrounded by a large number of other famous racers from days gone by. Naturally the reigning world champion was not going to pass up the opportunity of bringing his car to the museum in person. Afterwards, there was a lively atmosphere as around 600 excited motor racing enthusiasts had the chance to get to know Nico at a meet-and-greet event on the open-air stage.
Ola Källenius and Nico Rosberg in attendance as the car is brought in.
Nico Rosberg, the first German world champion in a Silver Arrow, in front of his winning car at the museum.
'I think it's fantastic that my world championship car is being given a place in this display, so I am absolutely delighted to be here.'
– Nico Rosberg
A self-confessed petrolhead.
For Nico, it's an honour to see his world championship winning car – which was tearing around the racetracks of the world only last year – join the ranks of the classic racers, all the more so as he confesses to having a soft spot for historic cars. Who knows, perhaps we'll see him back behind the wheel of a Mercedes at a Mille Miglia one day? But for now, Nico is saying his goodbyes as he leaves for his next appointment. His Silver Arrow remains on display, however, awaiting its visitors in Legend Room 7: Silver Arrows – Races and Records at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Formula One world champion in a Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow.
Nico Rosberg is the first German driver to win the Formula One world championships in a Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow. The race series has been held since 1950. Rosberg made sure of the coveted title in the final race of the 2016 season. At the wheel of the F1 W07 Hybrid, the racing driver last year won a total of nine Grands Prix with five second-place finishes and two third places. The team as a whole was victorious in 19 out of 21 races, a new record. As the overall winner, Rosberg fulfilled a lifelong dream after ten years in Formula One. Five days after his magnificent triumph, he announced his retirement from active Formula One racing.