The World champion Nico Rosberg has announced today that he has retired from Formula 1 as of immediate effect.
The 31 year old German won his first world title on Sunday 27th November 2016, beating Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, finishing second in the final race in Abu Dhabi.
Rosberg said in a Facebook post :
“I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right,”
More to follow.