Rosberg not ruling out team boss role
1 | March 17, 2017 4:36 PM HKT
Although Nico Rosberg says he won’t return to Formula 1
as a driver, the German is open to one day taking on a role as
a team boss or a driver manager.
Last year Rosberg shocked the world of motorsport when he
announced five days after winning the F1 World title that he
was retiring with immediate effect.
But the German didn’t stay away for long.
Rosberg was back in the Mercedes garage at the second of the
two pre-season testing, raising questions about whether he is
already missing the action.
The 31-year-old, though, insists he won’t be back as a driver.
He told Germany’s Sport Bild: “A comeback as a driver
But he hasn’t ruled out one day returning in another capacity.
Asked if he could be a future team boss, he replied: “I’m not
saying no, much is possible.
“But at the moment, I am primarily concerned with social
projects. Children and less privileged people, that means a lot
The other avenue that could open is becoming a driver manager.
He said: “There are many opportunities. One example would be
helping other drivers on their way to success in an advisory
and managing role perhaps.”
For now, though, Rosberg is enjoying his life as it is.
“I am grateful, although I completely turned my life over with
the resignation. I followed by heart with the decision and am
totally happy that I was able to close my Formula 1 book with a
“I have achieved everything I wanted.
“My new life is now an equally great challenge that I want to
master just as successfully. I can now make my life more
self-driven and less driven.”
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