Reigning Nico Rosberg has revealed that his replacement at Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas, wants to have a chin-wag ahead of the new Formula 1 season, which the reigning World Champion will be watching from the sidelines.
Rosberg revealed, “Valtteri asked to sit down with me. I am happy to do that, but I will not give him any tips or give away Lewis’ secrets, although of course I know him very well. I will remain neutral.”
“I will of course continue to follow developments and I’m looking forward to seeing the new car and will definitely be at the track for five or six races. I will continue to work with the sponsors,” confirmed the German.
New regulations are expected to level the playing field in the forthcoming season, but Rosberg doies not have any doubt that the Silver Arrows will be at the sharp end of proceedings, “We are simply the best team and have the best chance. But Red Bull and Ferrari can never be underestimated.”
“I’m still a huge fan of our sport and I’m already excited about the first tests,” added Rosberg who said in the wake of his retirement, “I’m just going to be at home, sitting on a couch, watching TV.”