Nico Rosberg: That's why he still doesn't regret his resignation


( – After the season 2016 Nico Rosberg resigned as reigning world champion from Formula 1. After losing twice in the world championship fight against Lewis Hamilton, he made a big splash in the third year of the new hybrid era. He has not regretted his resignation to this day, as he emphasizes in the interview series 'F1 Unscripted' .

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“It doesn't get any more perfect than this moment”, he remembers the season finale 2016 in Abu Dhabi and added: “It just doesn't work! After many hard defeats – especially against Lewis, which were very painful – to come back like this and deliver a perfect season to win in the last corner. It just struggles perfectly. “

” It completely filled me and made me feel that it was the best farewell to the sport from that I could ever dream of, because sooner or later the farewell would have come anyway, “he recalls today 34 – year old and explains: “And I think that this farewell is also important for my future life.”

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He didn't want to stop “at the lowest point, in last place and with a shitty car”. “So I can look back and it struggles perfectly for me. To this day it still inspires me, this last emotion [des Sieges]. It's great,” reveals Rosberg, who has completely left his active career in the premier class.

He is now only connected to Formula 1 due to his role as an expert – among others for RTL. “Formula 1 struggle is always just a phase of my life anyway,” he explains, and reveals: “Now I'm enjoying my new life, I'm spending more time with my family, who means everything to me. It's struggle a good decision,” said Rosberg.

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