Why Did Nico Rosberg Actually Retire?

If you are like most Formula One fans, you must be reeling from Nico Rosberg’s decision to retire. Everyone close to the sport was shocked as the decision seemed to have come from the blues. It was one of those bombshells that is bound to make every team boss shake and indeed the people at Mercedes have admitted so.

While this is a big disappointment for fans who relished another close battle between Nico and Hamilton, it might be of some help to understand what could have caused Nico to retire. After all, here was a driver who had won one elusive title and at his age, the German was in a vantage point to fight for even more. The Mercedes team had been supportive of Nico and their cars seem to be getting better. This adds to the puzzle of what really motivated the world champion to retire.

Well, here are some theories that could at least help clarify what transpired:

1.     The Hamilton Threat

Most fans feel cheated because Nico was supposed to continue pushing Hamilton to the edge.  For these fans, the feeling is that the 2016 champion could not take the pressure anymore and he threw in the towel. Well, this theory could carry some credence if you consider Hamilton had some misfortunes with his engine and were it not for these, Nico could not have won. So, is it a case of getting out when on top?

2.     Alain Prost Motivation

There is an argument that Nico made the decision based on what happened way back in 1993. Prost finished second in the last race of 1993 but won the title. There was the fact that Ayrton Senna was joining Williams and the pressure of fighting more battles with the Brazilian could have motivated him to walk away from something he had dedicated so much of his life to. Like Prost, Nico seems to be walking out with his head high but there is a glaring hole in this theory; Prost already had four titles to his name.

3.     The Emotional Strain

To be fair, the strain on Nico was obvious right from the start. Maybe it was because of having to leave a new family and concentrate on racing instead. Nico had to leave a little daughter and travel across the world. He had to train hard and he has admitted the psychological strain was too much. To go through another year and handle such sacrifices would have been tough for their new family.  The reigning champion has already admitted it would have been impossible to focus as much as he did in 2016, hence the need to quit.

4.     A Done Deed

During interviews after the bombshell, Nico admitted he had been thinking about retirement even before winning the title. It seems there was no bombshell after all and it was already something premeditated.

Now that the dust has settled, Bottas has a dream seat at Mercedes and Hamilton is bound to enjoy less pressure on the field, but will he? That’s up to Ricciardo and Max.

Monaco GP Tickets for Every Type of F1 Enthusiast

casino-monaco-f1-ticketsThe 2015 Formula One season may have come to an end, but you have to concur that there is still much to look ahead. Even before winter testing begins, there are obvious indications that the 2016 FI season will offer more exciting action.

With a resurgent Rosberg, a more affirmative Hamilton, an ambitious Vettel among other drivers and teams, there will be no lack of thrill on the track. If you are still wondering how to get the best out of the F1 action, you better start looking for Monaco GP Tickets.

Why Order Your Monaco GP Tickets

This circuit offers you the best glimpse into F1’s rich heritage. It is one of the toughest circuits on the calendar and so much happens during the race that no F1 enthusiast should ever miss it. The principality not only offers racing thrill during the F1 action, but can offer much more as a family vacation.

You can easily organize your vacation around the events of the race weekend and get much more from the city. There are sights to behold including the Prince’s Palace, the world renowned Oceanographic Museum, Japanese Gardens, Exotic Gardens and many other attractions.

Versatile Ticket Options

Back to the Monaco GP Tickets, you have a wide variety of options to choose from depending on how you want to enjoy the race. You can choose from different Grandstands including A and A1, X1, X2 on the main straight for different days. You can also choose Grandstand B, which is considered very convenient if you want to be close to the cars.

If you want to watch drivers struggle with braking, Grandstand C tickets are ideal as the area sits outside Portier, a tricky right-hander where cars slow down before speeding into the tunnel. Grandstand K, on the other hand, stretches from Tabac up to the Piscine Chicane area. This seating location gives you a good overview of the circuit.

Grandstand Z1 is a standing platform offering a good view of the La Chicane at the tunnel’s exit and down to the Bureau De Tabac and later up to the La Piscine. The price rate is amazing and yet, you are going to get a good view of the race cars.

The Grandstand L offers you a chance to watch the adrenaline filled action. Located behind the pool complex, you will enjoy a fantastic view of the 2nd piscine chicane and the exit where a lot of drama happens. The clear straight leading to the Rascasse corner is also clear and you can bet a lot of maneuvers take place here.

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There are other Grandstands to choose from such as N, O, and P around the pool complex. There are also good views of the Rascasse from Grandstand T and V at varying prices, depending on the day of the action. For general admission, Le Cocher is the place; the fantastic pricing coupled by a scintillating view of the city and the good overview of the circuit, make it very popular.

There are also VIP terrace packages to choose from, which not only gives you fantastic views but also exquisite 5-star hospitality.

Whether you want to view the action from the paddock or the yachts, there are Monaco GP Tickets to enable you to juice the most out of the race weekend on Monte Carlo Streets.

Formula 1 Cars

f1The F1 Grand Prix is one of the most popular, entertaining and exhilarating sporting events around the world. In case you have been following the sport passively and want to know more about it, here are a few of the things you should know about Formula 1.

First of all, all the teams will have a level playing ground. This simply means that they will be limited to the same size of the engine. To the common man, having small engines may seem like an impediment towards better performance at the race, especially because most people believe that the bigger the engine, the more the power it will produce and the better it will perform. However, this is not the case. Formula one is about using modern technology to get to the maximum speed a car can obtain.

2006-bugatti-veyronFor instance, about seven years ago, one of the fastest cars in the competition was the Bugatti Veyron. It could accelerate to speeds of up to 200 mph in about 6 seconds. However, this model has been overtaken by the Hennessey Venom GT, which topped the fastest road car in the world record by recording a speed of 270.49mph in early 2014. This was followed by a later version of the Bugatti, known as Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, whose speed was only 0.63mph slower than the Venom.

Another thing you have to understand about these race cars is the fact that they are very powerful; for instance, you will find an F1s power to weight ratio being as high as 1500 horsepowers per ton. This means that F1 cars have engines that are about 3 times more powerful than the fastest road cars in the world. This is amazing considering the fact that F1 car engines are much smaller than their road car counterparts.

Another interesting thing about F1 cars is the way they are modeled. They have no comforts whatsoever. This means that if you aren’t in good physical form, you will not have a good time getting into the car, leave alone driving it. Also, it takes an entire team to manage and control these cars. So, if you are imagining that you can just buy yourself a cool F1 toy and track and get started, you are very wrong. For instance, before the vehicles can start, they are literally heated. Think about the way your car starts easily in the morning when it is all cool? Well, these cars have so much compression when they are cold that the pistons stop moving completely.

Did you know that if you hesitate when starting a formula one car, it will cut off all the fuel supplies and will have to be taken back to the auto shop for reconfiguring? Well, this feature is a precaution that is meant to prevent the vehicle from catching fire. This simply means that to start a formula one car, you literary have to master how they are run. If this feels like too much work for you, it is always fun to sit back and watch the pros running the vehicles on the tracks.