“But I mean it’s for us fans watching F1, especially once we all saw that he was not injured, and from beyond that then it’s just a fantastic battle to follow this, this battle of the generations.
“Kind of the star of this generation, against the star of the next generation, is really so so great fun to watch.”
Rosberg and Hamilton had a heated partnership at Mercedes, and the 36-year-old remains the only driver to have ever beaten the seven-time world champion to the title whilst racing for the British-based German team.
The 2016 season was the beginning of the end for the pair, as Rosberg promptly retired as soon as he clinched the title for Mercedes.
He was replaced by Valtteri Bottas at the team, who is still yet to beat Hamilton over a season.