From his team mate to his father and many more besides, here’s what current and Formula F1 drivers and personalities had to say about Nico Rosberg’s championship success.
I did everything that I could, particularly towards the end and obviously Nico had a very, very clean year without any real issues to be honest and that’s why we sit in this position right now.
But he did a fantastic job, so big congratulations to him, it’s a great feeling to win the world championship and I look forward to fighting with him next year
Hats off to Nico. It must be an amazing feeling to be world champion. They both pushed each other until the end and it’s nice to see the title go down to the line like that.
I’m very happy for Nico. He’s had a fantastic season and he deserved to be champion. He always believed in his possibilities and he managed his advantage perfectly.
Both he and Lewis did a great job but it was time for Nico to win this year, as Lewis has three titles already.
He really deserves the championship. He did a fantastic championship.
It’s a nice story that his father was a champion so he’s a champion now. It’s very nice for the sport, for him. Definitely congratulations to him.
You don’t win the championship by luck. Nico won the championship today. He’s a deserved champion.
You collect a lot of points throughout the season, sometimes you might have fortunate situations, unfortunate situations with your car but I think there’s been other situations in the past with other drivers, that’s the way it goes. Sometimes you have better years in this regard, sometimes worse years.
But I think today is Nico’s day and it’s a sign of respect and greatness to give him that. I think we owe it to him, he’s a deserved champion.
Congrats Nico Rosberg on winning the 2016 F1 world championship, well deserved!
What an end to the season F1 with Lewis Hamilton doing all he could to spoil Nico Rosberg’s day. Nico also did what he needed to do.
Don’t forget the seasons when Nico car failed more than Lewis, it is just racing.
Congratulations to Nico Rosberg on becoming a very worthy world champion.
Huge congratulations to Nico Rosberg. Motor racing never a level playing field. In 2016 he got most points so is worthy champion.
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