It's a bit sad to see a former champion come in fifth, sixth, or eleventh as time passes. I'm a huge Rosberg fan and I will readily admit that Hamilton is faster, more talented, and will never lose the championship to Rosberg again.
So the man is leaving on his own terms, with a loving young family, financial independence, and the knowledge that he was the best.
Who do you think will be his replacement at Mercedes?
#F1 Watch @MercedesAMGF1's @nico_rosberg announcing his retirement from racing at the #FIAPrizeGiving in #Vienna pic.twitter.com/eCxMx4LnYS— FIA (@fia) December 2, 2016