The news of Nico Rosberg’s retirement from Formula 1, just days after he claimed his first world title, has come as a big shock to everyone.
Fans and fellow drivers alike were quick to react to the news on social media, with most expressing their respect and admiration for Rosberg’s decision to put his family first, having fulfilled his ultimate dream in the sport.
— Formula 1 (@F1) December 2, 2016
— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) December 2, 2016
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) December 2, 2016
— Nico Hülkenberg (@HulkHulkenberg) December 2, 2016
Boom! Nico you really surprised us there… Great champion, well deserved time off with your family and enjoy your success. @nico_rosberg
— Carlos Sainz (@carlosainz) December 2, 2016
Williams, Rosberg’s former team
— WILLIAMS RACING (@WilliamsRacing) December 2, 2016
Juan Pablo Montoya:
Incredible news about @nico_rosberg retiring from F1. Very brave making that decision.
— Juan Pablo Montoya (@jpmontoya) December 2, 2016
Big respect ??
— Kevin Magnussen (@KevinMagnussen) December 2, 2016
— Pascal Wehrlein (@PWehrlein) December 2, 2016
Pedro de la Rosa:
Did anyone see that one coming? Not me! All the best for @nico_rosberg on his new life after F1. What a great career he leaves behind???
— Pedro de la Rosa (@PedrodelaRosa1) December 2, 2016
Respect my friend! @nico_rosberg
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) December 2, 2016
— Team Rosberg (@RosbergFTW) December 2, 2016
— Team N1co (@LoveNicoRosberg) December 2, 2016
"My wife gets her husband back and I can be a Dad again" – @nico_rosberg is a great dude. Nothing but respect for him.
— Declan Brennan (@TheRaceTool) December 2, 2016
— Alex Gillon (@Alex_Gillon) December 2, 2016
— Mark Taylor (@taylormarkeb) December 2, 2016