Similarly Lewis will have to be adapting to a new environment – though I read some reports claiming he has a clear number 1 status at Mercedes.
And I quote: “NobleF1 – Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will have equal status at Mercedes in 2013.”
Rosberg and Hamilton are two of equal age, and they grew up and climbed the ladder together.
This is the final standing during the year that those guys were teammates in karting 2000:
Hamilton 28 points.
Rosberg 27 points.
They both drove for the same team, MBM.com, whoever came out on top that year was who Mclaren would choose to continue developing. Lewis beat Nico by a mere point, had it been the other way around, we probably would’ve seen Rosberg at Mclaren for the past 6 years.
Rosberg did beat Hamilton in Formula 3 Euro Series, although it was Nico’s second season against Lewis’ first. Then, Lewis than won it in his second year, although Rosberg was racing for his father´s team, while during his second year Hamilton switch to the best team.
Lastly, both Hamilton and Rosberg won the GP2 championship in their first year, Lewis in 2006 and Nico in 2005, proves both are highly adaptable drivers.
What’s also interesting is that Rosberg joined F1 a year before Lewis did, even though he’s 6 months younger of the two.