While Nico Rosberg retired from Formula 1 racing in 2016, the German has revealed that he could have made a comeback in F1 in place of Lewis Hamilton.
It was at the top that Nico Rosberg decided to call it a day from Formula One. In 2016, at the wheel of his Mercedes, the German was crowned world F1 champion, his first and only title.
Following this, the driver made a shocking decision to retire from the sport. Rosberg decided to turn the page on the world of Formula 1, but the flame could well have been rekindled in 2020 when Lewis Hamilton contracted the coronavirus and was unable to race, bringing in George Russell from Williams as a substitute.
“I thought about it” confesses Nico Rosberg
As Nico Rosberg revealed, he could have been seen driving a Mercedes again instead of Lewis Hamilton. It crossed his mind.
“I thought about it. Hamilton had Covid and had to miss the race. So I said to myself, ‘It would be cool if I sat in a Mercedes again’,” said the German, reported by Motorsport Total.
However, Rosberg was soon realistic, explaining: “I wouldn’t have a chance today. I wouldn’t have a chance to do more than three laps at all. My arms, my forearms, would fail immediately. And your neck would fall between your legs when you brake. I can’t hold it at all. I have no muscles left.”