On the day he is set to collect his trophy as a world champion, the pilot has announced his retirement.
Nico Rosberg, the german F1 driver, won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last weekend and became World Champion for Mecedes. On the day he is set to collect the trophy, he decided to announce his retirement from racing.
“On Sunday morning in Abu Dhabi, I knew that it could be my last race and that feeling cleared my head before the start. I wanted to enjoy every part of the experience, knowing it might be the last time… and then the lights went out and I had the most intense 55 laps of my life”, explained Rosberg.
“I took my decision on Monday evening. After reflecting for a day, the first people I told were (wife) Vivian and Georg (Nolte, from his management team), followed by (Mercedes-Benz Head of Motorsport) Toto (Wolff)”, said Nico who won nine Grand Prix this year en route to the title.
“I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right. My strongest emotion right now is deep gratitude to everybody who supported me to make that dream happen”, added the pilot.