Nico Rosberg, after your retirement from Formula 1, are you done with motorsport now?
As an active driver, yes. At least that’s how things look at the moment. I don’t have any other plans in that domain. But I’m only human and I never say never – who knows what the future will hold? I still want to keep up my sport in some way. But only time will tell what role that might be.
You’re only 32 years of age, but can already look back on a motorsport career of more than 20 years. With a year’s worth of hindsight, what takes precedence: the pain of separating yourself from such a long part of your life – or the relief of no longer having the pressure to keep on winning?
Mostly pure happiness. And a good deal of race victories, three of which were in Monaco. At the end, winning the World Championship title against Lewis within the team. I had a really great career; I achieved the same as my father did and at the same time stayed healthy. That’s a very nice feeling. There are sure to be some moments I’ll tell my grandchildren about, all teary-eyed.