Nico Rosberg: ‘To do good you need to get out there, you can’t sit in a cave’

Nico Rosberg: ‘To do good you need to get out there, you can’t sit in a cave’

The Guardian

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Former F1 world champion on life as a team owner in Extreme E and leading global sport in tackling the climate crisis

Nico Rosberg’s eyes these days seem to truly reflect the former Formula One world champion’s soul. They are vivid, fascinating windows to his feelings, far from the steely glare that emerged from beneath his F1 visor. Here then is the bright, joyous moment of recalling how it felt to win that world championship swiftly subsumed by the earnest gaze of the man who walked away from F1 to dedicate his life to addressing the climate emergency. The eyes truly have it as Rosberg leaves no doubts which is now of the greater import.

“It’s ecstasy when you win races and championships, an unbelievably thrilling experience, such ecstasy,” he says. “But my feeling is that to be on this path now gives me a longer-term fulfilment, where I am focusing on being of service to many, many people around the world and that makes me proud.”

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