Taking a break from daily business, Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Mika Hakkinen – former world Champ – go on a… ermm… man date! It’s actually pretty cool. They go for a drive in and around Monte Carlo in a drop-top super car. You see, Nico and Mica live in different floors of the same luxury apartment building in Monaco. That gave Mercedes this idea to create this promotional film.
“I had some great victories in my career, but Monaco was something special,” remembers Mika. “I have lived here for 20 years and the thing you realise is that the people who work on the race track are also the people who live and work in Monaco – the police, the pompiers. In everyday life, these are the guys you see in the street and they say ‘hi’ as you walk past. To win in Monaco is like winning in your home streets, and you recognise faces all through the weekend.”
“It’s home for me too, of course,” picks up Nico. “I’ve grown up here, all my friends are here and my family, I know everybody and it’s very special to race here. Mentally, it’s quite a demanding weekend. You have a lot going on, a lot of PR events and appointments. Plus on track, too, it’s a bit more intense – but not so much. You need to be super concentrated at every circuit.”