Nico Rosberg shocks fans by announcing retirement after beating Lewis Hamilton to F1 title
Nico Rosberg has announced he is retiring from Formula 1, just days after he won the world championship.
The Mercedes driver revealed the shock news at the FIA world champions gala in Vienna where he was collecting his trophy.
He said: "For me it is a very special day to receive the trophy this evening is going to be amazing but for another reason: I want to take the opportunity to announce to end F1 career.
"It has been every since I started since six-year old I had a clear dream. That was to become F1 world champion and it was very clear in my mind, whatever I could think, I have achieved it, put everything into it and put everything into it, - help of fans, managed to achieve it. I will remember forever."
He posted this message to his fans on his Facebook page:
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