Rosberg back in Formula 1…as a pundit


Nico Rosberg could not stay away from Formula 1 for too long as he is replacing Niki Lauda as a regular pundit for German broadcaster RTL next season.

The 2016 World Champion, who retired after winning the title, had already made a handful of appearances last season as a podium interviewer and as part of the Sky Sports F1 team.

Rosberg also appeared on RTL, too, but since Lauda has decided to step down from his role for the 2018 season and beyond, Rosberg is ready to replace him.

"We have agreed. My father was the predecessor of Niki's on RTL, so I am continuing a family tradition," Rosberg told Bild.

Even though Rosberg retired from Formula 1 at the end of the 2016 season, he remained an ambassador for Mercedes in the last year.

However, a new deal has not been agreed.

"My contract as a team ambassador expires at the end of the year, so I will be totally independent," he added.


"It may be that I will become a Daimler ambassador next year, but that will not stop me being completely neutral and commenting critically on the races.

"Niki managed to do it as a member of the team, so in my situation I can as well,"