It has been reported that the intense pressure of Lewis Hamilton forced Nico Rosberg into his sudden shock retirement, according to Saturday's papers. Rosberg dropped the bombshell news that he was quitting Formula 1 just five days after winning his first world championship. The German F1 champion also admitted that he was thinking about retiring as the pressure of his title battle with his Mercedes team-mate ramped up and according to reports, it is believed that Hamilton heavily influenced Rosberg's decision.

Mercedes need a replacement

The German F1 driver who just recently finally won his world championship said the strain was so great that he had to walk away from the sport.

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It is now reported that Mercedes have to find a driver with the mental strength to stand up to the force that is Hamilton. It is also claimed that Rosberg only told Mercedes bosses of his decision on Wednesday and he was almost in tears while speaking to Toto Wolff on the phone. Could this be a big problem for Mercedes as the team now have to find the appropriate replacement. It has been reported that Niki Lauda mentioned that they certainly will need a driver for the first test of the new car in February and they can assure us that it will happen earlier because whoever it is we have to get trained on the simulator. Basically, train him into the team and they hope to have a decision before the end of the year.

Could we expect a return from F1 driver Rosberg in the Future

Nico Rosberg's decision to announce his retirement from #Formula 1 just five days after his first world title is definitely a major shock .The F1 driver who had put everything into this season explained the pressure of those last few races in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

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While thinking about how hard winning that title was, and what it would take to beat Lewis Hamilton to it again. He clearly felt that at the age of 31, with a young daughter, he was not prepared to make those sacrifices again.

When asked if there was any chance of a return, Rosberg added: "No definitely not. End of story. Done." #sportscars