Has Rosberg retired too early?

Has Rosberg retired too early?

Nico Rosberg had his own 'microphone drop' moment last Friday, when he announced his retirement just five days after becoming world champion. As the dust settles, did he choose the right moment?

If Formula 1 drivers of the modern era are not allowed to be rockstars, then someone forgot to tell Nico Rosberg. His 'win the world title one week, retire at the official prizegiving ceremony the next' strategy was as badass as it gets. Well, in motorsport circles anyway.

Rosberg has bowed out of F1 in perfect fashion. He's the world champion, and leaves on top. He's beaten Lewis Hamilton, an adversary who has had the upper hand in their personal rivalry since they were in karting. He's given Hamilton no opportunity to come back at him, so has landed the ultimate final punch.

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