WATCH: Cheeky Nico Rosberg Makes a Boastful World Champion Joke While Driving a Ferrari

Published 12/24/2021, 7:52 AM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 20: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates in Parc Ferme after winning the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)


Who wouldn’t envy being a Formula 1 world champion? Only 34 people on Earth have been lucky to call themselves one so far, with Nico Rosberg being one of them.

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The German desperately wanted to etch his name onto F1’s wall of fame; he managed to accomplish that in 2016 by winning his first and what was also his last world championship title, after which he shockingly announced his retirement.

Rosberg has often flaunted himself being a world champion on multiple occasions and yet again managed to do so during his latest vlog on YouTube.

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What did Nico Rosberg say?

Since bidding goodbye to F1, Rosberg has been busy ticking off his bucket list wishes; he’s turned into one of the most famous YouTubers amidst his active presence with frequent interviews, previews, and other interesting content.

Motorsports: FIA Formula One World Championship 2015, Grand Prix of Spain, #6 Nico Rosberg (GER, Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team), Toto Wolff (AUT, Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team), (Photo by Hoch Zwei/Corbis via Getty Images)

Now, through the very same platform, Rosberg revealed his latest bucket list accomplishment. The German managed to get his hands on a Ferrari F40 and took the Red beast out for a drive along with a passenger. As expected, Rosberg pushed the ‘solid’ Ferrari to its absolute limits, keeping the throttle up even around blind corners.

Hence, following the hair-raising drive around the hills of Monaco, Rosberg asked his videographer a question. “Can you confirm that I was pushing?” the F1 world champion asked.

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Rosberg’s cheeky reply

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Rosberg’s passenger laughed out of exhilaration after experiencing the adrenaline-pumping drive and said, “That’s insane man. I was like I’m really looking forward to this but now I’m f*cking scared… Like if you don’t experience it, you don’t actually know how much Formula 1 drivers or racing drivers can push cars. And then, even this one…

Rosberg then cheekily interrupted to reckon that racing drivers and world champions are different. “Yeah, okay! But, there’s racing drivers and then there’s world champions. That’s like a whole different thing,” Rosberg said with a chuckle.

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Overall, the Ferrari F40 is indeed a timeless classic in the world of cars, and Rosberg’s reaction to driving it says it all. So, will the Mercedes world champion continue to get his hands on more such classic road cars in the future? Only time will tell.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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