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Nico Rosberg 'Shocks' Motorsports World, Retires From F1 Following Maiden Title

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 05 / 16

Newly crowned F1 champion Nico Rosberg has decided to retire from the sport, leaving his Mercedes team scrambling to find a replacement. Rosberg shocked the motorsports world on Friday when he made the announcement, less than a week after securing his maiden F1 title. The son of '82 world champion K...

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