Niki Lauda, one of the men of weight of Mercedes, has recognized that, like Toto Wolff, was very surprised when Nico Rosberg told him that he had taken the decision to withdraw from Formula 1.
The ex-pilot of the austrian is one of the great defenders of the German pilot and highlights that it is important to respect the decision of Nico Rosberg, because it is a very personal decision. “I’m surprised, there was nothing that announced your withdrawal, we did not have it. Naturally, we have to respect the decision. It is something personal and each one has their own right to decide what they want to continue doing with your life”.
In declarations to the chain to German n-TV, “nothing could be done to change his mind” and, therefore, Mercedes has to be attached to the situation and begin to think about who will replace the that is current World Champion, but has resigned to defend his crown.