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Casually bringing this back since a few Reddit users were discussing about the origins of Nico Rosberg’s nickname, Britney. There was sort of a mix up when someone pointed to the time when someone stuck Britney Spears’ picture in his passport. Since most people from the fandom are aware how the name Britney came by, for those who a still slightly confused, the origins has a much deeper root, and was spawned by the Aussie grit himself, Mark Webber. 

How it all started:

In 2006, both Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber were driving for Williams and during their final race together at the 2006 Brazilian GP, Nico rammed his car into Webber’s on the opening lap breaking the front nose of his car and Webber’s rear wing. Since both cars were damaged, both drivers were called to pit and priority was given to Rosberg since it was easier to replace a front nose rather than the rear wing. This meant that Mark Webber had to retire from the race. 

On their way back to the pit, both drivers started to race with each other despite the radio message which clearly stated that the priority was for Rosberg. Mark, despite of a broken rear wing, pushed his car and started to close in on Nico, prompting Nico to extend his lead despite of him struggling with lack of front grip from the broken nose. Both drivers arrived at the pit straight with Nico sightly ahead of Webber when he lost control of the car and crash heavily into the barrier. Mark saw the whole thing and just as he was passing Nico’s crash scene, the team came back on the radio with another priority Rosberg message. 

Mark paused for a dramatic effect before coming on the radio and said; Don’t think so mate, BRITNEY’S IN THE WALL. 

It was then official that Nico will be known as Britney for years to come. :)

F1 CALENDAR - 2017 EDITION

Presentation dates:

  • February 21: Renault
  • February 22: Force India VJM10
  • February 22: Sauber
  • February 23: Mercedes W08
  • February 24: McLaren
  • February 24: Ferrari
  • TBA: Haas F1 Team Manor, Red Bull,  Toro Rosso, Williams

Testing dates:

  • February 27-March 2: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
  • March 7-10: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
  • April 18-19: Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 
  • August 1-2:  Hungaroring, Mogyoród
  • November 28-29: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

RACE CALENDAR

  • March 26: AUSTRALIAN GP - RACE DAY (Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne)
    • March 25: qualification
    • March 24: fp1 & fp2
    • March 23: press day
  • April 9: CHINESE GP - RACE DAY (Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai)
    • April 8: qualification
    • April 7: fp1 & fp2
    • April 6: press day
  • April 16: BAHRAIN GP - RACE DAY (Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir)
    • April 15: qualification
    • April 14: fp1 & fp2
    • April 13: press day
  • April 30: RUSSIAN GP - RACE DAY (Sochi Autodrom, Sochi)
    • April 29: qualification
    • April 28: fp1 & fp2
    • April 27: press day
  • May 14: SPANISH GP - RACE DAY (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona)
    • May 13: qualification
    • May 12: fp1 & fp2
    • May 11: press day
  • May 28: MONACO GP - RACE DAY (Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo)
    • May 27: qualification
    • May 25: fp1 & fp2
    • May 24: press day
  • June 11: CANADIAN GP - RACE DAY (Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal)
    • June 10: qualification
    • June 9: fp1 & fp2
    • June 8: press day
  • June 25: AZERBAIJAN GP - RACE DAY (Baku City Circuit, Baku)
    • June 24: qualification
    • June 23: fp1 & fp2
    • June 22: press day
  • July 9: AUSTRIAN GP - RACE DAY (Red Bull Ring, Spielberg)
    • July 8: qualification
    • July 7: fp1 & fp2
    • July 6: press day 
  • July 16: BRITISH GP - RACE DAY (Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone)
    • July 15: qualification
    • July 14: fp1 & fp2
    • July 13: press day 
  • July 30: HUNGARIAN GP - RACE DAY (Hungaroring, Mogyoród)
    • July 29: qualification
    • July 28: fp1 & fp2
    • July 27: press day
  • August 27: BELGIAN GP - RACE DAY (Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot)
    • August 26: qualification
    • August 25: fp1 & fp2
    • August 24: press day
  • September 17: SINGAPORE GP - RACE DAY (Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore)
    • September 16: qualification
    • September 15: fp1 & fp2
    • September 14: press day
  • October 1: MALAYSIAN GP - RACE DAY (Sepang International Circuit, Sepang)
    • September 30: qualification
    • September 29: fp1 & fp2
    • September 28: press day
  • October 8: JAPANESE GP - RACE DAY (Suzuka International Race Course, Suzuka)
    • October 7: qualification
    • October 6: fp1  & fp2
    • October 5: press day
  • October 22: USA GP - RACE DAY (Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas)
    • October 21: qualification
    • October 20: fp1 & fp2
    • October 19: press day
  • October 29: MEXICAN GP - RACE DAY (Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City)
    • October 28: qualification
    • October 27: fp1 & fp2
    • October 26: press day
  • November 12: BRAZILIAN GP - RACE DAY (Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo)
    • November 11: qualification
    • November 10: fp1 & fp2
    • November 9: press day
  • November 26: ABU DHABI GP - RACE DAY (Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi)
    • November 25: qualification
    • November 24: fp1 & fp2
    • November 23: press day