Rosberg has done a few different things since he retired from F1. As well as going down the route of becoming a YouTube vlogger, he’s gone into driver management, overseeing Robert Kubica’s efforts to return to F1.
Last year he even tried his hand at being a TV pundit when he appeared for Sky Sports during the Japanese Grand Prix weekend. The 2016 champ seemed to enjoy it for sure, and as a result will appear at several more races for the broadcaster during the 2018 season, kicking off with this weekend’s Australian GP.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Sky Sports F1 team for the 2018 season. Although getting behind the microphone doesn’t quite match the thrill of getting behind the wheel, I got a taste of it with Sky Sports last year and loved it. 2018 should be a fascinating battle, and hopefully I can offer fans a bit of an insight into the teams, the personalities and everything it takes to be an F1 driver. I can’t wait to get started.”
The multilingual Rosberg will have his hands full with presenting duties this year – as well as his Sky Sports commitments, he’ll also contribute to German and Italian F1 coverage.
It’ll definitely be interesting to hear his insights having raced with such success so recently. Let’s hope for plenty of interviews with Lewis Hamilton – after all, with the potential for some serious awkwardness, who wouldn’t want to watch that?!