Nico Rosberg provided one of F1’s biggest bombshells when he announced his retirement ahead of the FIA Prize Giving ceremony.
The FIA Prize Giving ceremony is normally a pretty low key event, which is odd when it’s where the World Champions are officially crowned. This year though has already been more memorable than most as Nico Rosberg announced that he’ll be retiring from F1 just five days after winning the world title in Abu Dhabi.
Rosberg took to the stage to tell the world’s media his surprise news. You can even hear a gasp from someone in the audience as he delivers the announcement!
The full FIA press conference can be watched below.
Skip to 4:50 for the start of Rosberg’s announcement.