‘I Achieved Everything’ – Former Mercedes F1 Driver Nico Rosberg Not Missing Racing After Retirement

Published 01/16/2021, 9:39 AM EST
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg (left) shakes hands with Lewis Hamilton as he celebrates winning the Formula One world championship during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)


Lewis Hamilton had joined Nico Rosberg at Mercedes in 2013. Following this, Formula 1 witnessed one of the most competitive rivalries of this century. The German lost the championship to Hamilton in 2014 and 2015. However, Rosberg finally came out on top of Hamilton next year, won the championship, and announced his retirement.

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The famous rivalry will be reignited soon as Rosberg’s team will take on Hamilton‘s team in Extreme-E racing this year. The new racing series will see the former teammates compete in a new capacity – as team owners.

Rosberg is making a comeback to a racing grid after four years and is looking forward to the racing series. He also explained that he is not aiming to get behind the wheels.

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I’m very satisfied, I don’t have any nostalgic feelings. What I wanted to achieve, I achieved everything.”

Nico Rosberg on his new role as a team owner

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 27: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and second place finisher and World Drivers Champion Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP on the podium during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

While he’s not getting behind the wheels anytime soon, Rosberg sure is looking forward to being a team owner in an eco-friendly racing series.

He said, “First of all, I don’t want to be a racing driver anymore because my new life as a sustainability entrepreneur is very fulfilling for me. And second, it’s also the lack of off-road experience.”

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“I would have to practice so much until I get to the level asked for in Extreme E. I want to win as a team, so it was important to me to find the best drivers in the world.”

It will be really exciting to see how the former teammates perform in their new capacity. Surely, the association of these two Formula 1 greats will really help grow the new racing series. If there is even a mild hint of their rivalry from the racing days, the series is going to get very competitive.

Who do you think will manage their team better and win the series?

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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