Nico Rosberg says he is “definitely interested” in a future role in Formula E after visiting the electric series’ paddock for the first time in Hong Kong this weekend.
2016 Formula 1 world champion Rosberg retired exactly one year ago after beating Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to the title, and has stressed he has no intention to return to racing.
Rosberg remains involved in motorsport via other means, though, working as part of Robert Kubica’s management to aid the Pole’s hopeful F1 comeback, and has expressed an interest in new technologies and electric vehicles.
Having reportedly held meetings with Formula E in the past, Rosberg said on Saturday in Hong Kong he would be interested in working in the series in the future, with Mercedes poised to join the championship as a manufacturer in season six.
“I’m open to explore so let’s see what the possibilities are, but I’m definitely interested,” Rosberg said.
“I know quite a lot [about Formula E], I have been following it. It has an amazing future, a great future. It is on the right track and Alejandro [Agag, series CEO] is awesome as well, so he is going to do the right stuff.
“Formula E has hit the nail on the head. The hype is there for e-mobility and that is why there is a guaranteed great future for this because people are going to be watching and this is going to be the technology of the future battling: it is going to be right here.
“Never has there been a racing series where the technology is so one-to-one. It goes from the race car into the road car of the future that we are all going to be driving.
“All the best brands in the world are here fighting each other, so it is awesome.”