F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he can understand why Nico Rosberg decided to quit Formula One at the end of last season.
The German shocked the motorsport world when he decided to retire from the sport after winning his first Formula One World Championship title in 2016.
He endured a fierce battle with former team-mate Lewis Hamilton but Rosberg eventually did enough at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Some have questioned Rosberg's timing but Ecclestone has jumped to his defence and admitted he understands the decision.
"He has done his job. He wanted to become world champion and he has the title now," Ecclestone told Sport Bild.
"Why should he continue? I can understand him. By making such a bold decision it helps Formula 1. It shows he has a clever head on his shoulders.
"He has achieved his goal and how can anyone blame him for longing to do something else in life?
"This is very adult and now Lewis will have to do without his revenge. It is not Nico’s problem."
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