Yes David, you are being cynical....
This year, Lewis had some bad luck, but on the contrary Nico had more bad luck in the previous 2 years.
I agree that Lewis is the better racer, but if the best racer would have won it should have been Max ;-)
I suspect that Rosberg has seen what happened to hamilton and has decided that there are more important things in life.
Watching hamilton turn into what he has become would be enough to make any decent person want to avoid the same fate.
I note hamilton showed his now usual lack of class with not so subtle veiled inuendo re' Rosberg's retirement - such a prat...
As for who should replace Nico - obviously Ricciardo imo. Even if just for his own safety - staying alive in f1 these days requires staying the hell away from vestappen who imo borders on psychopathic. 'Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser'... what a dick...
He should research grown up drivers like Graham Hill who when they lost lost gracefully.
So many belligerent children in F1 these days... no class.
Imo Ricciardo has demonstrated both the speed and the temperament to replace Rosberg, also it might make hamilton cheaper for Mercedes to keep on as a second driver after Ricciardo beats him.
Alonso will pull a Senna and offer to drive for free.. :drunk:
They have to 'tame' Lewis remember, so what better way than to partner him with his old nemesis? Unfinished business.
To be fair, Hamilton would relish the challenge and it would make for an enthralling season..
Any other pairing would see Lewis the natural No.1 and I don't think that would suit Mercedes at all...
As for Rosberg being a wuss, I agree to an extent but he achieved his lifetime goal, honoured his parents and was never ever going to be able to do it again, so I tip my hat in his direction as a somewhat brave move but I can understand why some people might think the fans have been cheated. He could only defend the title if he could put up a good fight, and I don't believe he could again without taking risks that he would not feel comfortable with..and that would make for a very poor season. Go out on a high? For sure and he's cracked it... :thumbsup:
In other sports, it is quite common for sportsmen to retire having attained the apogee of their sport so why not for F1 drivers?
As for Rosberg being a wuss, I agree to an extent but he achieved his lifetime goal, honoured his parents and was never ever going to be able to do it again, so I tip my hat in his direction as a somewhat brave move but I can understand why some people might think the fans have been cheated. QUOTE]
Pulling out when facing a tough next season isn´t an act of bravey, is it? :stunned:
I prefer to believe his better, and smarter, half laid down the law, and said "it's me and our child" (with a fully functional and living father) or we're out of here". She supported his goal, and now that it's been met, so Nico's got to pay the piper, and be around for his family.