World Champion Nico Rosberg admits missing out on spending time with wife and daughter while trying to be No. 1 in F1
Nico Rosberg shocked the Formula One world when the German driver announced his retirement less than a week after clinching his maiden world title at Abu Dhabi last year, but the 31-year-old says he had to sacrifice a lot to achieve the feat.
One of the biggest sacrifices was not being able to spend time with his one-and-a-half year old daughter Alaia.
“It meant I could be asleep into the afternoon and living at night. It was horrible. And Alaia knew daddy couldn't be disturbed. She was so impregnated with the concept that whenever she came to the bedroom she had her finger over her mouth and said, 'sush.'
Nico Rosberg with his daughter Alaia (left) and wife Vivian. Pic/Instagram
Now I am doing those tough moments. It creates a bonding. She gives the love back to you. It's amazing that she knows when you are suffering with her,” he was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.
Rosberg praised his wife Vivian's parenting, saying: “Vivian did absolutely everything. If our daughter needed something, Vivian would be there. Never, ever, did I do a tough moment with my daughter. I was working on beating jet-lag by moving to the time zones.”