Rosberg: "Life more than driving in circles"

Published on 23 Jan 2017 10:37
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Almost two months after stunning the F1 world, Nico Rosberg says he has no regrets about sensationally quitting the sport as world champion. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the German said retiring "at the absolute peak" was more important to him than racing on.

"Life has more to offer than driving around in circles," the 31-year-old former Mercedes driver added. "Everybody needs to find their own way and figure out what's best for them." For one, Rosberg said he is looking forward in indulging in some previously forbidden activities. "It's 11 years since I've been skiing because it's in my contract that you're not allowed to," he said.

But that doesn't mean he will go on permanent holiday. Rosberg has already signed up as a Mercedes ambassador, and he said he plans to "visit children who are ill" in his native Germany. He also said he could make some financial investments, "for example (in) electric cars". (GMM)



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NL mclarenfan1968 23 Jan 2017 12:550
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You got that right man.
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Totally agree. The sport is very demanding on your personal lift and there is more to life for some than driving an F1 car. Everyone should except his decision & reframe from criticising Nico. Plus he has enough money now not to ever need to worry about working.

Keeping your face in the media & being known for more than a F1 driver is far more important than multiple championships to some people 😀
 
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perfect role - earning surely enough money to not touch the rest of it. Since Nico is one of a few F1 drivers who doesn´t spend the money on bullshit he´ll surely make the right decisions concerning his financial status. So all in all he´s right and he´s doing a perfect job for him and for his family!
 

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