Nico Rosberg: “I want to be involved in the sport in some way”

When Nico Rosberg retired, he said he knew the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix would be “his last race.”

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.

Rosberg jumps for joy after successfully navigating 55 laps of the Yas Marina circuit to secure his maiden Formula 1 World Championship

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’,, By Sarah Holt and Amanda Davies, Updated 3/1/2017, Viewed 3/1/2017

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Steven Walton is an 18-year-old Journalism Student at the Ara Institute of Canterbury. He previously attended St Andrew's College in Christchurch, where he excelled at History and Classical Studies. Steven is the Editor-in-Chief at Green Flag F1 and spends most of his days living, breathing, and immersing in the Formula 1 world.

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