Nico Rosberg has revealed some of the secrets behind his championship success this year and the level of dedication required to beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Less than a week after crossing the line at the final race of the 2016 season, Rosberg shocked the sporting world by announcing his retirement from Formula One. The 31 year old said he was “not willing to do that sort of commitment for another year”, adding that his wife Vivian was going to “get her husband back” while he was looking forward to “being a dad again” to his daughter Alaïa.
Prior to his title success this year, Rosberg endured two seasons of finishing second to Hamilton as Mercedes’ dominance pitched the two teammates into a private battle for the title. The heaviest blow came at the 2015 U.S. Grand Prix when Rosberg spun off from the lead of the race, handing the victory and that year’s drivers’ championship to Hamilton