The Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg quits Formula 1 just after winning his world title. He just sprung the shock of F1 can have in the century by announcing immediate retirement from the both Mercedes and Formula 1.
The German-born F1 driver, who was crowned for his world title victory against teammate Lewis Hamilton just five days ago. This is an extraordinary retirement from Formula One when he already had two years to go on his £18m a year deal and he is only 31 years old which is the prime of this sporting career.
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Although he will be missed by everyone in Formula one, but his departure is a great news for Lewis Hamilton, that leaves Lewis to dominate at the Mercedes.
In his statement, he said it was my dream to become Formula One World Champion and through the pain, hard work and many sacrifices I won the title. I climbed to of the mountain and now I can retire. And thanks to everyone who supported me during my journey.
NICO ROSBERG STAT
Grands Prix 206
Pole positions 30
F1 World Championship 1
Formula One fan and world reacted to this sudden decision by Nico Rosberg. Some say, they are still in shock and some say he must’ve made the right decision. Also, world media stunned by Nico’s retirement.
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