World champion Nico Rosberg has retired from Formula One – a shock decision announced just days after winning his first title.
The 31-year-old German sealed the championship after a dramatic season finale in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
In a Facebook post, Rosberg said: “Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula One World Champion.
“Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target.
“And now I’ve made it. I have climbed my […]
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton might be team-mates – but they definitely didn’t look like it after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Heading into the final race of the season the Mercedes drivers were competing for the F1 world title with Rosberg needing to finish on the podium to claim his maiden championship.
He managed that, finishing second behind Hamilton, but not with any help from his team-mate.
Hamilton defied team orders and deliberately slowed down to back his team-mate into Max Verstappen […]
Lewis Hamilton says he is “faced with pretty impossible odds” as he goes in search of a fourth drivers’ championship this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The defending champion has won the last three races in the United States, Mexico and Brazil to cut team-mate Nico Rosberg’s advantage to 12 points ahead of the final race. However, Rosberg has finished second to Hamilton in those three races and only needs to finish in the top three this weekend to […]
Lewis Hamilton produced one of the drives of his life to win the Brazilian Grand Prix as treacherous conditions, slips, stops and restarts lit up a rainy afternoon at Interlagos.
It was the world champion’s third consecutive victory and puts him within 12 points of Nico Rosberg, the championship leader, heading to Abu Dhabi for the final race of the season a week on Sunday.
While Hamilton got the win, it was also a special afternoon for Max Verstappen who battled through […]
Lewis Hamilton refused to speak to the media following qualifying for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix after he was criticised earlier in the week for spending a press conference on his mobile phone.
A frustrated Hamilton had to make do with second place for what could prove to be a pivotal grand prix in the season run-in, given his arch-rival and teammate, Nico Rosberg, starts from pole position. Should the German clinch victory on Sunday, he will extend his championship lead to […]
Nico Rosberg won the Singapore Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to seize the lead in the drivers’ world championship from Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third.
The German held off Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo by just 0.4sec to win his third straight race and establish an eight-point lead over title-holder Hamilton in the
Nico Rosberg pounced on a poor start by his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to win Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza and cut his championship lead to just two points.
The 31-year-old German took the lead at the start, when pole-sitter Hamilton became bogged down, and pulled away to control the race and finish 15 seconds clear of the defending three-time champion.
Hamilton, who effectively lost the race in the first 20 metres when the lights went out, now leads the title […]
Lewis Hamilton fought his way back from the back row of the grid to finish third in a frenetic Belgian Grand Prix won by Nico Rosberg.
While pole-sitter Rosberg enjoyed the easiest of victories to move to within nine points of Hamilton in the title battle, Formula One’s return to action following its traditional mid-season break will live long in the memory following a frenetic race which saw Kevin Magnussen taken to hospital following a jaw-dropping 180mph crash.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo […]