After the season 2016 Nico Rosberg resigned from Formula 1 as the world champion in office. In the third year of the new hybrid era, he was able to make the big throw after two short runs against Lewis Hamilton. He does not regret his resignation to this day, as he emphasizes in the interview series F1 Unscripted.
“It does not go more perfect than this moment”, he recalls the season finale 2016 in Abu Dhabi and adds: “It simply cannot! After many hard defeats, especially against Lewis, who were very painful, coming back this way and delivering a perfect season to win in the last turn. It was just perfect.”
“It completely filled me and made me feel like it was the best goodbye to the sport I could ever dream of. Because sooner or later the goodbye would have come anyway,”recalls the 34-year-old today and explains:”And I think that this goodbye was also important for my future life.”
He did not want to stop”at the bottom, in the last place and with a shitty car.” So I can look back, and it was perfect for me. To this day it still inspires me, this last emotion [of victory]. It’s great,”says Rosberg, who has completely abandoned his active career in the royal class.
formula 1 is now connected only by his role as an expert –among other things for”RTL.” Formula 1 was always just a part of my life for me anyway,”he explains and says,”Now I’m enjoying my new life, I’m spending more time with my family, which means everything to me. It was a good decision,”says Rosberg.