Nico Rosberg open to a future in Hollywood

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Nico Rosberg is open to the idea of being a Hollywood action hero in future following his shock retirement from Formula One as world champion.

Rosberg announced his decision to quit F1 just five days after winning his first title in Abu Dhabi, sparking an intensive search for his replacement at Mercedes. The German driver has given little indication of his long-term plans beyond spending more time with his family.

Speaking in an interview with AFP this week the German driver hinted at a future on the silver screen.

When asked whether his post-F1 career could involve any acting, he replied: "Yes, I'd like to. 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!"

Rosberg is clearly in no rush to settle on his post-F1 plans at this stage, with the German looking forward to spending Christmas with his family without having to worry about another season on the horizon.

"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."