Nico Rosberg Gives a Fitting Reply to a Question Regarding Lewis Hamilton and F1 Retirement

Published 12/25/2021, 1:51 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)


Nico Rosberg once again got the better of Lewis Hamilton, but this time as a team owner. The former F1 world champion owns the RXR team in the Extreme E series, which became the world champions. Rosberg celebrated the championship with his team in a different manner.

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The Monaco-based former F1 champion celebrated in the mud with his team. The Extreme E series took to social media to showcase the winning celebrations. In one comment, someone asked whether Rosberg will retire again after winning the championship against Hamilton.

 

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Rosberg replied in a fitting manner,” I‘m 50/50 at the moment! Just don’t want to give him a chance to get the title back.” 

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Nico Rosberg recalls the moment he decided to retire from F1

Nico retired from F1 after winning the championship in 2016. This meant that Lewis Hamilton did not get the chance to win the title off him. Rosberg revealed that the thought of retirement came to him instantly as he crossed the line in Abu Dhabi.

“Two meters after the line in Abu Dhabi. If you ask me, ‘When did you decide to retire?’ That was the moment,” said Rosberg on when he decided to retire.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 27: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP congratulates 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 on November 27, 2016, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

“I had given it everything. It was a question of do I want to continue to deliver and live in that intensity? And with my dream having come true–I’d fulfilled my goal of being world champion–it just felt like a great moment to step away and have a new life, with different benefits.” said Rosberg.

Well, it would be interesting to see if Rosberg continues in the Extreme E series as the team owner, but he has made no announcements yet. It looks like Lewis Hamilton will get his chance to win back the title in Extreme E unlike in F1. What is your take on this rivalry?

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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