Formula 1 scared Nico Rosberg at times

Nico Rosberg revealed he doesn’t miss Formula 1, and that he is no daredevil meaning the sport sometimes scared him.

Formula 1 scared Nico Rosberg at times

Formula 1 scared Nico Rosberg at times

The German driver shocked the world of motorsport when he announced his retirement from racing just five days after beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the 2016 World Championship.

Now, in an interview with German TV station ZDF, the 33-year-old confirmed he has no regrets over his retirement.

“I have to confess, there are moments when I’m watching and I think, ‘It’s good I’m not in that car’.

“In Baku for example – when they race through the streets of a city at a speed of 360kph, millimetres away from a wall.

“Unlike the other drivers, I am not a real daredevil, yes, there are moments when I was scared.”

Rosberg said his choice to walk away in 2016 was the “best decision”, but at the time he wasn’t so sure.

“Back then, when I decided to leave the sport, I had no idea what it would feel like in two or three months or a year,” he added.

“It was a complete stop – something fundamental in my life was suddenly gone.

“Luckily I had my family and other passions. I quickly found a new way for me. It was the best decision.

“I don’t miss it at all, and for me that’s a big thing.”

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