Although one could forgive Nico Rosberg for celebrating week after week after claiming the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship, the truth is he was quickly back to work after announcing his retirement from the sport.
As part of his post-season commitments, Rosberg headed to Mercedes-Benz World in the UK where he took a number of lucky competition winners onto the facility’s demanding off-roading course, which includes some rather treacherous terrain.
Among the most difficult obstacles on the course is a man-made ski slope that at 69 degrees gradient, isn’t far off climbing straight up a cliff face. Unsurprisingly, even a Formula 1 champion had some difficulties cresting the mammoth slope, much to the dismay of his passengers.
While some claim Rosberg wouldn’t be world champion if not for the misfortunes Lewis Hamilton faced throughout the season, mechanical issues are a part of the sport and the German achieved the consistency needed to take home the title despite facing off against a three-time world champion.