When is the right time to retire from racing? It’s a question that perhaps has no answers. There are those who continue to race despite their age, like Valentino, and those who decided to retire early, like Stoner. In Formula 1, Rosberg did the same after winning the title.
Nico spoke during a motogp.com about that moment: "There’s not just one way to do it," and about the Doctor's desire to continue despite his age.
“You have Valentino Rossi, whom I totally respect, as long as he doesn’t continue just because he’s afraid of quitting, as long as he races because he wants to continue having fun. For me, it was a gut-driven decision. I got what I wanted, to win the World Championship," he explained.
One thing’s for sure, it’s not an easy decision to make.
"It’s one thing to think about it, but another to do it. It’s scary as hell," Rosberg admitted.