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Newly crowned F1 champion Nico Rosberg announces SHOCK retirement

Newly crowned F1 champion Nico Rosberg announces SHOCK retirement

The 31-year-old Mercedes driver just won his first Drivers' championship title on Sunday at the season finale Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins to narrow Nico Rosberg lead British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins to narrow Nico Rosberg lead

Defending three-time champion Hamilton reeled off his fourth win in five races as he steams up behind Rosberg in the title race.

Sebastian Vettel: Gearbox a certain weakness, Ferrari must take steps to fix Sebastian Vettel: Gearbox a certain weakness, Ferrari must take steps to fix

The four-times world champion, Sebastian Vettel had gearbox problems on Friday and again on Saturday at Silverstone.

British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Mercedes one-two British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Mercedes one-two

The Mercedes one-two was followed up by Red Bull`s Max Verstappen.

Britain's Jenson Button needs a competitive car to stay in F1 Britain's Jenson Button needs a competitive car to stay in F1

McLaren are on a long road back after a difficult switch from Mercedes to Honda power units.

British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton fastest as Nico Rosberg hits trouble on Friday sessions British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton fastest as Nico Rosberg hits trouble on Friday sessions

Triple world champion Hamilton was quickest in both practice sessions.

'Wanted in India' Vijay Mallya spotted during British GP in Silverstone 'Wanted in India' Vijay Mallya spotted during British GP in Silverstone

It is the first time this season that Force India boss is attending an F1 race

Formula One: Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen to stay with Ferrari next year Formula One: Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen to stay with Ferrari next year

Raikkonen won the 2007 world championship with Ferrari in his first stint before rejoining from Lotus in 2014.

British Grand Prix: Vijay Mallya to make rare public appearance today British Grand Prix: Vijay Mallya to make rare public appearance today

The British Grand Prix is considered a home race for Force India.

Formula One: Lewis hoping to close gap on teammate Nico Rosberg at Silverstone Formula One: Lewis hoping to close gap on teammate Nico Rosberg at Silverstone

A 140,000-strong crowd is expected at Silverstone on Sunday with most cheering on Hamilton who won last year.

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton against team orders, urges Mercedes to let him race teammate Nico Rosberg Formula One: Lewis Hamilton against team orders, urges Mercedes to let him race teammate Nico Rosberg

Hamilton won Sunday`s race after surviving a collision with Rosberg on the final lap.

Austrian Grand Prix: Triumphant Lewis Hamilton booed after collision with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg Austrian Grand Prix: Triumphant Lewis Hamilton booed after collision with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff described the collision as "brainless", without singling out either of his drivers for blame, and told reporters he might have to consider imposing so-called `team orders` in future.

Austrian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins after last lap Nico Rosberg crash Austrian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins after last lap Nico Rosberg crash

Hamilton`s win ended Rosberg`s hopes of a third consecutive victory and cut the German`s lead in the title race from 24 points to 11.

Austrian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton on pole again, Nico Rosberg seventh Austrian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton on pole again, Nico Rosberg seventh

It was Hamilton's second successive pole in Austria, his fifth of 2016 and the 54th of his career.

Austrian Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg sets record pace at Red Bull Ring during Friday practice Austrian Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg sets record pace at Red Bull Ring during Friday practice

Since Austria returned to the calendar in 2014, after an 11-year absence, Rosberg has won both races and Mercedes-engined cars have swept the podium.

Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo rules out Ferrari switch, commits with Red Bull until 2018 Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo rules out Ferrari switch, commits with Red Bull until 2018

Ricciardo is placed fifth behind leader Nico Rosberg in the championship standings on 78 points.



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