Bernie Ecclestone says he can “understand” why Nico Rosberg made the “bold decision” to quit Formula One at the end of the last campaign.
The German driver decided to announce his retirement from the sport only days after winning his first Formula One world championship in 2016.
Questions were raised over the timing of the decision but Ecclestone finds it baffling as to how anyone can question the former Mercedes star for quitting.
“He has done his job. He wanted to become World Champion and he has the title now,” Ecclestone told Sport Bild.
“Why should he continue? I can understand him.
“By making such a bold decision it helps Formula 1. It shows he has a clever head on his shoulders.
“He has achieved his goal and how can anyone blame him for longing to do something else in life?
“This is very adult and now Lewis will have to do without his revenge. It is not Nico’s problem.”