Nico Rosberg's next move

Nico Rosberg's next move

Beating Michael Schumacher was just the beginning. Keen gamesman and canny strategist Nico Rosberg is now ready to play Lewis Hamilton, as he tells AUTOSPORT's sister publication F1 Racing

Gambit. From the old Italian expression dare il gambetto, literally to extend a leg to trip someone. A classic opening to a chess game where you, in effect, offer a pawn to your opponent in the hope that they accept its sacrifice and in doing so lay themself open to attack.

Nico Rosberg knows a thing or two about games. He lists chess and backgammon among his hobbies – more about that later – and in his first year in Formula 1, driving alongside Mark Webber, he learned the hard way about the repertoire of mindgames a veteran driver can bring to bear on a rookie. It would serve him well when he came to share a garage with Michael Schumacher.

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