2016 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has confirmed his interest in a future role in Formula E after visiting the electric series’ paddock for the first time in Hong Kong this weekend.

Rosberg retired from F1 after winning his maiden world title at the end of last year, and has showed no signs of returning to racing since, instead exploring interests away from the race track.

Rosberg has remained involved in motorsport despite not racing, acting as part of Robert Kubica’s management team as the Pole pushes to return to F1 full-time in 2018 after seven years away.

Another area of interest for Rosberg has been electric vehicles and new technology, having spent a lot of time in Silicon Valley earlier this year, and is understood to have previously met with Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.

After venturing to Hong Kong this weekend in an ambassadorial role for clothing giant Hugo Boss, Rosberg admitted he would be keen to get involved in Formula E in some way in the future.

“Let’s wait and see. I’m open to explore so let’s see what the possibilities are but I’m definitely interested,” Rosberg said.

“I know quite a lot [about Formula E], I have been following it. It has an amazing future. It is on the right track and Alejandro is awesome as well, so he is going to do the right stuff.

“Formula E has hit the nail on the head – the hype is there for e-mobility and that is why there is a guaranteed great future for this.

“People are going to be watching and this is going to be the technology of the future battling. It is going to be right here.

“Never has there been a racing series where the technology is so one-to-one. It goes from the race car into the road car of the future that we are all going to be driving. All the best brands in the world are here fighting each other so it is awesome.”

However, Rosberg stressed any involvement in Formula E would not see him get behind the wheel of a car and return to racing out on-track.

Asked if he missed racing, Rosberg said: “No, for me it is really done.

“I’m totally fulfilled and I am really excited about these new steps that I am doing now.”

Rosberg’s comments follow speculation he could be in line for a management role with Mercedes’ Formula E team upon its entry to the series in 2019.


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