FORMULA 1: The German, Nico Rosberg, had won the world champion title this weekend …
So that, we did not see coming. Formula 1 world champion for the first time in his career Sunday, German Nico Rosberg announced his retirement Friday. Aged 31, the driver of Mercedes formalized the thing via a statement released on his Facebook page.
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“I started thinking about giving up racing if I became world champion, he explains. I climbed my mountain, I’m on top, so I feel good. ”
“For 25 years, it was my one and only dream of becoming world champion. I actually wrote the German driver. The disappointments of the previous two seasons gave me motivation levels that I had never felt before. And this has had an impact on all those I love, of course. I’ll never have enough words to thank Vivian [his wife]. ”
Nico Rosberg had finally managed to overtake his British teammate and rival this season, Lewis Hamilton, who won the world title in 2014 and 2015. His retirement leaves the orphan F1 a duel that had animated the past three years.