Keke Rosberg

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Keijo Erik Rosberg (born 6th December, 1948 in Solna, Sweden), known as "Keke", is a Finnish former racing driver known for his appearances in Formula One.

Keke Rosberg's son, Nico also raced in Formula One.

Formula One

1977: Iberia Airlines

Rosberg's first opportunity in Formula One machinery came at the 1977 Trofeo Dino Ferrari where he drove a non-works McLaren M23 for the Iberian Airlines team alongside team boss Emilio di Villota. He finished the race in eighth place, impressing several teams in the process.

1978: Arrows

Rosberg made his World Championship debut in 1978 for the Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team alongside Italian Gianfranco Brancatelli. Rosberg performed reasonably well in his first season but made a real statement when he took an impressive victory in the Tony Brise Memorial Trophy.

1979: Ferrari

After his impressive albeit fruitless 1978 campaign, Rosberg was signed by Scuderia Ferrari to partner the defending champion Mario Andretti after Gilles Villeneuve and Jody Scheckter left the team in protest of Andretti's signing.


WTCM

Having effectively been retired for a few years, Rosberg accepted an offer from the works Toyota team Union Saver Developments in the World Touring Car Masters series. His first season in the category went well and he finished the year second in Class B behind teammate David Leslie.

Rosberg remained with Toyota in 1990.

Complete Career Results

Complete Formula One Results

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WDC
1978 Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team Arrows A1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG
Ret
RSA
DNPQ
USW
10
ESP
10
BEL
16
MON
DNPQ
SUI
15
TUS
Ret
GBR
DNPQ
FRA
10
NED
12
GER
DNPQ
AUT
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAN
DNPQ
USA
Ret
0
1979 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T4 Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 ARG
Ret
BRA
Ret
RSA
2
USW
Ret
ESP
Ret
BEL MON EUR SMR FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA CAN USA 6* 6th*

Complete WTCM Results

Year Team Car Class WDC Pts Class Pts
1989 Union Saver Developments Toyota Supra Turbo B Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of Australia svg.png 6th 103 2nd 325
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
FUJ
8
FUJ
5
GLN
4
GLN
6
GLN
8
KYA
5
PAU
14
PAU
8
BRN
6
GLN
14
MNZ
8
MNZ
13
CHA
Ret
CHA
19
BIR
12
BIR
13
SPA
Ret
SPA
14
NUR
21†
NUR
Ret
BAT
Ret
1990 Union Saver Developments Toyota Supra Turbo B Flag of Japan svg.png Flag of the United States svg.png Flag of Nigeria svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Flag of Italy svg.png Flag of France svg.png Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Flag of Belgium svg.png Flag of Germany svg.png Flag of Australia svg.png 19th 56 7th 223
E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E
FUJ
DNQ
FUJ
DNQ
GLN
8
GLN
15
LAG
10
LAG
9
BRH
Ret
BRH
18
PAU
5
PAU
6
BRN
Ret
BRN
8
MNZ
13
MNZ
15
CHA
DNQ
CHA
DNQ
BIR
Ret
BIR
18
SPA
Ret
SPA
25
NUR
Ret
NUR
23
BAT
Ret