Berger thought Rosberg was still 'drunk'

Published on 16 Jan 2017 12:07

Gerhard Berger says he does not relate to Nico Rosberg's decision to quit F1 at the age of 31. Rosberg has said he called time on his career after achieving his boyhood dream of the world title, but at first Berger says he could not believe the content of the text message from his German friend. Earlier in 2016, the F1 legend had successfully negotiated a lucrative new two-year Mercedes contract for Rosberg.

"At first I thought 'Is he still drunk from the celebrations?' Now, I see it with mixed feelings, but I could not have done the same in his situation," Berger told Auto Motor und Sport. "He had the best car, with a great contract, at his age and with his health -- I could never have stopped. We'll see if he regrets his retirement or not," the former Ferrari and McLaren driver added.

Bild newspaper has published photos of Rosberg enjoying a relaxing holiday with his wife in Rome. (GMM)

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NL mclarenfan1968 17 Jan 2017 05:560
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What Berger' really trying to say is that he thought Nico was high on something exotic. Well he'd be right.

That said, Nico seems to have realised a key wisdom most people who chase careers don't. Will to live life with close ones. A hard concept for many today to grasp when they are so wrapped up in career goals, milestones and so many things that actually don't amount to anything in the end. What really matters is to live life without trying to please or prove something to the world.

If that's what Nico is after then all power to him.

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