2016 Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg announced last Friday, less than one week after winning the title, that he was retiring with immediate effect making him the first F1 champion since Alain Prost in 1993 to decline to defend his title. These were Nico's emotional farewell words prior to the official announcement...
Rosberg fulfilled his childhood dream when he wrapped up the title in Abu Dhabi and here he has since talked about his season, the hardships overcome on the way to fulfilling that dream and how he managed to stay focused during the exciting world championship clincher.
The German completed a veritable marathon of celebrations after his title win. First he flew to Kuala Lumpur where team partner PETRONAS laid on a rapturous reception for the 2016 Formula 1 World Champions at the company headquarters in Malaysia. Next was an intermediate stopover in Nico's home town of Wiesbaden before a visit to the factory in Brackley where he celebrated with other team members.
Goodbye N1co and thank you for some very electrifying moments throughout your Formula One career.