On December 2nd 2016, Nico Rosberg declared: “I’ve made it,” and ended his Formula 1 career, just five days after his maiden championship victory over Lewis Hamilton.
Now, in an interview with CNN, Rosberg has revealed his plans for the future, saying he wishes to remain “involved” with Formula 1 “in some way.”
This comes after many pundits speculated if Rosberg would race in a lower series, despite the initial reason for retirement being the need to spend more time with his wife, Vivian, and their one year old daughter, Alaia.
However, Rosberg said no plans for a Formula E or World Endurance Championship drive are on the horizon. He then went on to say, if he does need some racing, he has a “go-kart in the south of France.”
For the mean time though, Rosberg admitted he’ll find himself “at home, sitting on a couch, watching TV,” when the 2017 Formula 1 season gets underway with the Australian Grand Prix in March.
Source: CNN, ‘And relax… F1 champion Nico Rosberg plans retirement’, http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/03/motorsport/formula-one-nico-rosberg-plans-relaxed-retirement/index.html, By Sarah Holt and Amanda Davies, Updated 3/1/2017, Viewed 3/1/2017