Nico Rosberg took a drastic turn in his life after competing for several years in Formula 1, the category of motorsport where little ones dream of racing. However, his illusion went further and after an intense fight against his Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton, he managed to establish himself as a new champion in the 2016 season.
After having obtained everything in the Great Circus, the German decided to retire in style, surprising more than one by the decision, especially being champion and being at a great level, but the human and family version of Rosberg stood before the category and took the step to the next level, retired and now lives his life more calmly.
“I fulfilled my career the way I wanted, with the world title, and I am happy with my new life.”Nico Rosberg
Or at least that reflects in his day-to-day life. Although, a born pilot like Rosberg cannot completely detach himself from the sports and racing world. He is currently analyzing Grand Prix in Formula 1 while having his own team of his in Extreme E, Rosberg X Racing, where championship leaders march in their debut season.
Nico Rosberg, from driver to crew chief
There, the German serves as team leader in the 100% electric and sustainable Dakar that steals the reflectors of the competition SUVs, where he perfectly understands the role and stress that Toto Wolff played and suffered when he was in his stage with the Silver Arrows in Formula 1, sometimes criticizing the team leader for the decisions he made, but today with this new experience, the picture changed for the German.
“Now I look back and when I used to criticize Toto, now I think: ‘Ok, maybe I shouldn’t have criticized him.’ It’s actually quite difficult to be in that role,” said Rosberg, who is in a new role and totally different from the one that he was used to but that he enjoys a lot, and much more knowing that they are the leaders of the championship.
On the other hand, Nico Rosberg discovers in each race how to talk to his pilots to express ideas or even reprimand, always following the fine line of respect in order to be subtle, without falling into conflict and much less offending a colleague who is giving everything for the whole for the good of the team at Extreme E.
Finally, the questions about whether he will return to Formula 1 always haunt his portfolio, because after winning the category and being the only one capable of defeating Lewis Hamilton, people want to see Nico Rosberg again in the highest category of motorsport world. However, the German keeps the door of the Great Circus more than closed, noting that after leaving he still had two years of contract with Mercedes left, so the money factor was never, is, nor will it be a detail that motivates him to return.
“The salary on that contract also had a lot of zeros”Nico Rosberg
Written by | Ronald Ortega