I Would Have Preferred Alonso To Replace Me — Nico Rosberg

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Nico Rosberg, the retired Formula One Champion has revealed that he would have been pleased if Fernando Alonso would have taken his position in the Mercedes team.

I Would Have Preferred Alonso To Replace Me — Nico Rosberg

In an interview with Marca, a Spanish publication, Rosberg revealed his preference for Alonso, in part because of his previously fractious relationship with Hamilton, when asked who he would personally pick to join the Mercedes team.

I Would Have Preferred Alonso To Replace Me — Nico Rosberg

He said, "Because I'm now a fan, and on that side of the fence, it's very easy to respond. Everyone says Alonso and I say it too, because there would be fireworks with Hamilton. As a fan, it would be nice, but for the team, it wouldn't work."

I Would Have Preferred Alonso To Replace Me — Nico Rosberg

Rosberg says Bottas is an ideal choice for Mercedes, although it won't be easy for the Finnish driver to come in and beat the three-time champion.

I Would Have Preferred Alonso To Replace Me — Nico Rosberg

Mercedes has been dominating the track in the grand prix races, but fans have the choice of experiencing performance at its best on road too, with the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, pictured in the image gallery below.

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Story first published: Monday, February 6, 2017, 18:08 [IST]
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