Rosberg raises over $170k for charity with 2015 race-leading mileage

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Nico Rosberg has raised over $170,000 for the Laureus Sport For Good foundation through his race-leading laps across the course of the 2015 Formula 1 season.

In April, Rosberg announced that Mercedes had agreed to donate €100 ($108) to the foundation for every kilometer that he spent in the lead of a grand prix for the remainder of the season.

Rosberg won races in Spain, Monaco, Austria, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi, and also led for a period in a further seventh grands prix to finish with a grand total of 1,609km at the head of the field.

As a result, Mercedes has donated €160,900 – equivalent to over $170,000 – to the Laureus Sport For Good foundation.

“I’m very thankful that Mercedes has donated €100 for every kilometer that I led and it’s great that this is going to go to Laureus,” Rosberg said.

“I’m sure these funds are going to create a lot of good and help a lot of children learn the important values that sport gives us.”

Rosberg is an ambassador for Laureus, which helps to fight issues such as gang violence, lack of education, racial intolerance, and HIV/AIDS.