Thursday, February 23, 2017

When F1 champion Nico Rosberg managed to avoid "cow trouble" on Indian roads

Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg at the BIC in October 2013. File Pic

Five days after lifting the world championship, Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg of Mercedes shocked the motor sports world with his sudden retirement on Friday.

The 31-year-old German had won his first world title on Sunday, beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by finishing second in the final race in Abu Dhabi.

Rosberg won nine of this season’s 21 grands prix, beating three-time champion Hamilton by five points.

With Rosberg retiring, mid-day turns the clock back and recollects the time he had driven in India. The 2013 Indian GP, which was won by Sebastian Vettel, driving a Red Bull, had seen Rosberg finish second. Romain Grosjean came third for the Lotus team.

But it was a special experience for Rosberg since he got a taste of driving on Indian roads when he narrowly avoided an accident with a cow.

The Mercedes driver had shared his experience on Twitter and added that the incident wasn’t unusual in India.

“Yikes! Just had to swerve on the motorway in India because a cow decided to cross over to the other side! #nothingunusual,” tweeted the 28-year-old German driver.


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