Jun.10 - 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg has been banned from Formula 1 for refusing to take the covid-19 vaccines.

Viewers of Sky Deutschland's F1 coverage in Monaco wondered why the 36-year-old was reporting from his nearby apartment rather than joining his colleagues in the paddock.

His ban, in accordance with the sport's controversial mandatory vaccination policy, is despite the fact that his 2016 title granted him a paddock pass for life.

"I recovered well from the corona disease and therefore have strong antibodies," Rosberg told Sport1. "I also have my antibodies tested regularly.

"Under these circumstances, my doctor advised me that vaccination would make absolutely no sense."


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20 F1 Fan comments on “F1 bans Rosberg from paddock for not having COVID vaccine

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    He was in the Monaco paddock earlier on the weekend, but I'm surprised if he truly hasn't got a single dose taken at any point since vaccination began.

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  2. Jax

    Well well well. As I'm clearly no fan of this lucky one hit wonder, I figured he was at least smarter than this. So I'm surprised but couldn't care less. Anti vax dingbats come in all stripes.
    Much appreciation for everyone who had the wisdom and the balls(or spine) to get vaccinated and play their part in the collective curbing of the pandemic. 👍

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  3. Susan

    The vaccine doesn’t stop getting Covid, it just lessens the symptoms. If he wears a mask, he is not a spreader. People are who are vaccinated and boosted are still getting Covid. So what is the ban going to do? I’m not anti vax just think his ban is an overreaction.

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  4. shroppyfly

    Hi , Is that my private Dr , yeah just write me an exemption will you/ or as I say hell have the jab

    Not saying its right , but thats his call

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  5. Yrjo E Veltheim

    At this stage of the Covid 19 pandemic, I completely agree that the vaccine will serve no purpose except to partially protect the person who gets the jabs. If we've concluded that an unvaccinated person's Covid 19 is more transmissible than the person who has had the jabs, then asking Nico to stay away is silly. I had my three shots with the last one being a double dose, and two weeks after the last shot, I ended up with a nuisance of an after-effect which is still present five months later. Knowing that I would still get the vaccine but now remain a bit more sympathetic towards those who demur.

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  6. John B

    The rules are for all not just for me rich and famous to flaunt

    Covid is contracted in a number of ways and not just by airborne transmission

    The numbers of mask wearers who caught the disease is frightening people are still dying

    Good decision FIA

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