Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1 after winning world championship

by Ben Alford

Mercedes are left looking for a new team-mate for Lewis Hamilton as Nico Rosberg quits F1 after achieving his dream of being World Champion.

The German driver, 31, won the title last week, beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to his first Drivers’ Championship in what was an exciting end to the season in Abu Dhabi.

Check out this video of Rosbergs retirement speech…

It seems the World Champ has been thinking of retiring for a while

“When I won the race in Suzuka, from the moment when the destiny of the title was in my own hands, the big pressure started and I began to think about ending my racing career if I became world champion,” said Rosberg. “On Sunday morning in Abu Dhabi, I knew that it could be my last race and that feeling cleared my head before the start.”

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