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12/12 2016

Nico Rosberg has no desire to EVER return to F1 race car DON’T EXPECT ANY MICHAEL SCHUMACHER-LIKE COMEBACKS FOR NEWLY RETIRED CHAMPION BY:  GMM

Nico Rosberg has no desire to EVER return to F1 race car

Nico Rosberg is turning his back on any talk of a Formula 1 comeback in his future.PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC

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Nico Rosberg has not plans to one day return to Formula 1 after a few years of retirement.

Citing the stress of his battle with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, and the desire to spend more time with his young family, Rosberg stunned the F1 world a week ago by announcing his decision to quit Mercedes and the sport.

Former F1 racer and family friend Gerhard Berger, who earlier this year negotiated Rosberg’s new 2017 and 2018 Mercedes contract, said he can imagine the 31-year-old getting bored in retirement and returning.

Another former F1 driver, Stefan Johansson, said he can also imagine a Michael Schumacher or Kimi Raikkonen-like return for Rosberg.

“No,” Rosberg insisted. “It’s definitely over. My decision is irrevocable. It’s a closed chapter for me.”

Asked if he will miss Formula 1, where he has raced full-time for the past 11 years, Rosberg admitted: “Miss, yes. But comeback, no.

“Perhaps I will have some other role in Formula 1, because for me it’s the best sport in the world. But now I am a father and husband,” he told Sport Bild. “I have seen far too little of my family this year.

“We are going to do a long vacation and then in a few months I’ll think about some new projects.”