NICO ROSBERG all of the sudden retired from the game in 2016 after profitable his sole F1 world title with Mercedes.
Rosberg beat Hamilton to the title in 2016 (Picture: GETTY)
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F1 followers have been reminded of a pledge Nico Rosberg made a number of years in the past, when he revealed solely a brand new race on the calendar in Las Vegas can be sufficient to tempt him out of retirement. The previous world champion stop the game in 2016 after pipping Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to the crown after an exhausting season.
The battle between Hamilton and Rosberg six years in the past proved a tempestuous received, with ill-feeling from the earlier two seasons spilling over. A shock was quickly to come back although, with the German all of the sudden retiring simply 5 days after sealing his championship win in Abu Dhabi, aged 31.
The pair have since patched up their variations and Rosberg has remained lively inside motorsport, working as a pundit for Sky Sports activities F1. He is additionally established Rosberg X Racing, with the crew profitable the inaugural Excessive E constructors’ title in 2021.
Regardless of the likes of Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso famously making comebacks although, Rosberg, now 36, has resisted the urge to race once more on the prime stage himself. Nonetheless, he has beforehand hinted that one factor might change that, after being requested in a query and reply session on Twitter: “What outdated observe do you wish to return to F1 Race calendar?”
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Rosberg celebrates his title win earlier than retiring (Picture: GETTY)
“Las Vegas!!!!!!,” was the reply. “I should make a comeback in the event that they put that race on the calendar.” Some three-and-a-half years after that change, Rosberg has the possibility to fulfil his pledge.
Final week, it was introduced that ‘Sin Metropolis’ will probably be internet hosting an evening F1 race from 2023, in what CEO Stefano Domenicali described as an “unimaginable” second for F1. It will likely be the third American race on the schedule, alongside Grand Prix occasions in Miami and Austin.
Hamilton has endured a tricky begin to the 2022 season (Picture: GETTY)
Rosberg’s submit has now resurfaced due to dotesports author Pablo Suarez, who retweeted it with the road: “2023 goes to be powerful for Lewis Hamilton.” Certainly, the seven-time world champion at the moment has sufficient on his plate with out having to take care of a renewed rivalry together with his former companion.
Regardless of managing a third-placed end within the opening race in Bahrain, Hamilton suffered a shock exit from Q1 in Saudi Arabia. From fifteenth on the grid, he finally completed tenth.