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Rosberg: Timing of shock retirement was 'for Toto and the team'

Nico Rosberg has revealed that his decision to announce his retirement from F1 just days after winning the 2016 World Championship was out of respect for the Mercedes team. Rosberg sealed the 2016 title versus Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the final round of the season in Abu Dhabi on November 27. While F1 and indeed his fans expected the German to race on in 2017, Rosberg stunned the world by announcing his departure from motorsport just five days later. "I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right," he said on the day he was set to collect his trophy for winning the world championship at the FIA prize-giving ceremony in Austria. Read also: Mercedes'...
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