Nico Rosberg announces Formula 1 retirement

2016 world champion Nico Rosberg has sensationally retired from Formula 1 with immediate effect. The German driver, 31, won the title less than a week ago, beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to his first Drivers’ Championship. “When I won the race in Suzuka, from the moment when the destiny of the title was in my own hands, the big pressure started and I began to think about ending my racing career if I became world champion,” said Rosberg. “On Sunday morning in Abu Dhabi, I knew that it could be…

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Lewis Hamilton defeats Nico Rosberg to win F1 Championship

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton feels like he is still “chasing” in the championship despite taking the lead for the first time with victory in Hungary. Hamilton fought back from what he described as “rock bottom” to lead team-mate Nico Rosberg by six points. But the Briton said inevitable grid penalties he will have to serve because of early-season reliability problems were affecting his mindset. “I am very proud of coming back, but there’s a long way to go,” he said. Rosberg led by 43 points at one stage after winning the…

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British GP driver ratings

A record crowd turned up at Silverstone and most would have gone home happy after Lewis Hamilton’s third British GP win. Value for money for them, then, but boy he made life difficult for himself. After set-up problems through practice and into qualifying before getting it right when it mattered on Sunday, Hamilton lost out again at the lights when both Williams cars shot past. But crucially for him, Nico Rosberg also made a poor start and after getting past Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas at the first stops, Lewis…

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