Formula One driver Nico Rosberg, fresh from his world championship win, announced his retirement in a tweet on Friday (Dec 2) night.
The 31-year-old Rosberg, whose father Keke took home the trophy in 1982, said in a statement that it has been "my dream, my 'one thing'" for 25 years to achieve the same feat.
We take a look back at Rosberg's high-octane racing career.
1991: Rosberg is given the chance - at the tender age of six - to try his hand at karting under his father's watchful eye.
2000: A 15-year-old on Mercedes-Benz-McLaren's karting team, Rosberg lost the world karting title to long-time frenemy Lewis Hamilton at the Suzuka track in Japan.
2002: Rosberg was allowed to try out for BMW Williams, the youngest person to do so at the time.
2005: Won the newly introduced GP2 Series, earning himself a long-term contract for a spot on the Williams team.
2008: Found himself on the podium for the first time, coming in third in the Australian Grand Prix.
2010: Jumped ship from Williams to Mercedes, where he trounced the legendary Michael Schumacher.
2012: Came in first at the Chinese Grand Prix, the first time in his F1 career.
2016: Crowned F1 world champion on Nov 27.
SOURCES: CNN, BBC NEWS, FORMULA ONE