Shocker: F1 Champion Rosberg Retires
Nico Rosberg announced his retirement on Friday, less than a week after he won the 2016 Formula One championship.
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Newly crowned Formula One World Driving Champion Nico Rosberg is won-and-done.
Rosberg shocked the motorsports universe Friday, announcing his retirement from Mercedes AMG and the FIA Formula One World Championship during a press conference in Vienna, Austria, where he and Mercedes were scheduled to collect their 2016 championship trophies at the annual FIA Prize-Giving gala.
“Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula One World Champion,” Rosberg said via social media. “Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I’ve made it.
“I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right. My strongest emotion right now is deep gratitude to everybody who supported me to make that dream happen.” Read the full story »