This young German driver has just had another very strong season, beating Michael Schumacher in the Championship for the second year running. Rosberg is clearly talented then, as not anyone beats Schumacher two years in a row. Because of these results, and his overall career, Rosberg is becoming very highly rated, with people stating him to be one of the best on the grid. For me, it depends how many drivers can be categorised in the "one of the best" category. Most would agree that the top three in no particular order would be Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, but how many more drivers are categorised in that section? And what do you have to do to get in that category? And finally, is Rosberg in this category? Is Rosberg top class?
|Rosberg has had some very good moments|
|For me, Rosberg still has a lot to do|
And right now, Nico Rosberg doesn't have the talent or ability of the world class drivers on the grid. I don't even think he's the best driver at Mercedes. Nico Rosberg is very talented, I'm not doubting that, what I am doubting is if he will ever live up to the hype which surrounds him. Nico Rosberg is a good driver, but not a world class driver.
Over the next few weeks I will be looking at the six world champions on the grid, as well as three other drivers in top teams, in articles like this, as we prepare for the start of the season.