Freshly retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg says he could see himself trying his hand at acting in the future.
The 31-year-old claimed the 2016 title after a tension-filled season finale in Abu Dhabi last month only to shock the F1 community with the news of his retirement five days later, on the eve of the FIA Prize Giving ceremony in Vienna, Austria.
Speaking to news agency AFP in a wide-ranging interview, Rosberg was asked whether the list of his post-F1 activities could include acting.
“Yes, I’d like to,” he replied. “I know several actors in Germany so perhaps one day, that’d be cool. I already have some experience because as a driver you have to shoot a lot of commercials. I’d quite like to be an ‘action hero’!
Before taking Hollywood by storm, Rosberg admits he has not had much time to savour his retirement as he has been busy touring the world to celebrate his title success.
“The first proper free time I’ll get will be Christmas. It’s exciting as it’s a new chapter in my life, and a big change too. It will be great to see what comes up next but spending more time with my family is the top priority right now.
“We’ll be in Ibiza, with the Christmas tree, the family dinner and the turkey! Then, I’ll look at new projects where I can show my commitment but that’ll wait until the New Year.”