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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.

Lewis Hamilton hails 'champion' Nico Rosberg's 'well-deserved' title

Lewis Hamilton hails 'champion' Nico Rosberg's 'well-deserved' title

The three-time world champion Briton took to Twitter on Wednesday to ease any lingering tension between the two men.

F1 bosses vote Lewis Hamilton as best driver of 2016, Nico Rosberg third

F1 bosses vote Lewis Hamilton as best driver of 2016, Nico Rosberg third

Hamilton won 10 out of 21 races this season - the first time a driver has won more than seven and not ended up as champion -to Rosberg`s nine.

Nico Rosberg defends `understandable` Lewis Hamilton tactics at Abu Dhabi GP

Nico Rosberg defends `understandable` Lewis Hamilton tactics at Abu Dhabi GP

Hamilton ignored two instructions from the team to increase his speed at the front, but was unable to create a situation in which Rosberg could be attacked and passed.

Lewis Hamilton finds support in Red Bull chief Christian Horner in Mercedes row

Lewis Hamilton finds support in Red Bull chief Christian Horner in Mercedes row

Hamilton`s gamesmanship was questioned by his employees after he twice rejected team instructions to speed up as Rosberg came under threat from Ferrari`s Sebastian Vettel.

Mercedes to confront Nico Rosberg-Lewis Hamilton `anarchy`

Mercedes to confront Nico Rosberg-Lewis Hamilton `anarchy`

Hamilton twice rejected team instructions to speed up as Rosberg came under threat from Ferrari`s Sebastian Vettel.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg foils Lewis Hamilton to claim maiden title

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg foils Lewis Hamilton to claim maiden title

Rosberg concluded the longest season in the sport`s history with a nail-biting second place after leader and ultimate race winner Hamilton had slowed the field to create a difficult finish.

Abu Dhabi GP: Lewis Hamilton on pole for title showdown

Abu Dhabi GP: Lewis Hamilton on pole for title showdown

It is Briton Hamilton`s 12th pole of the season, a personal record, his third in Abu Dhabi and the 61st of his career.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton edges Nico Rosberg in Friday practice sessions

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton edges Nico Rosberg in Friday practice sessions

Hamilton, who is 12 points adrift ahead of the final leg of the 21-race season, must win and hope that Rosberg finishes outside the top three.

After Ron Dennis exit, McLaren appoint Zak Brown as executive director

After Ron Dennis exit, McLaren appoint Zak Brown as executive director

Brown, who previously worked with McLaren on sponsorship deals, said in a statement issued Monday: "I`m immensely proud to be joining McLaren Technology Group.

Brazilian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins chaotic race, Nico Rosberg comes second

Brazilian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins chaotic race, Nico Rosberg comes second

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen though produced arguably the most stunning performance of the day -- if not the season -- when he recovered from falling back to 16th after a late tyre change to claim third place with a series of daring passes in the final laps.

Brazilian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton edges past Nico Rosberg to claim pole position

Brazilian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton edges past Nico Rosberg to claim pole position

The three-time world champion clocked a best lap in one minute and 10.736 seconds to pip Rosberg by 0.102 seconds as the pair duelled in the final seconds of a tense session.

Brazilian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton edges Nico Rosberg to Sao Paulo pole

Brazilian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton edges Nico Rosberg to Sao Paulo pole

Rosberg grabbed pole and won the race in 2014 and 2015 and will secure his first F1 title if he can win Sunday`s race at the Interlagos circuit.

Brazil GP: Nico Rosberg set to deliver teammate Lewis Hamilton championship knockout blow

Brazil GP: Nico Rosberg set to deliver teammate Lewis Hamilton championship knockout blow

The 31-year-old German has a 19-point lead ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and defending champion Lewis Hamilton in the title race with two races remaining.

Nico Rosberg one win away from his first Formula One Championship title

Nico Rosberg one win away from his first Formula One Championship title

Last year, Hamilton had already won the title and his focus was elsewhere. This time he comes on the back of two successive wins and, like Rosberg, seeking a hat-trick.

Mexico Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton knows revival may have come too late

Mexico Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton knows revival may have come too late

Rosberg, who has a 19 points lead with two races remaining, knows he will be champion if he can win in Brazil on November 13.

Mexican GP: Lewis Hamilton pips teammate Nico Rosberg to keep title charge alive

Mexican GP: Lewis Hamilton pips teammate Nico Rosberg to keep title charge alive

Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel lose his temper during a tempestuous exchange following a clash with Dutch teenager Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

Mexican Grand Prix: Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton keeps pressure on Nico Rosberg

Mexican Grand Prix: Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton keeps pressure on Nico Rosberg

Hamilton`s success brought him his 10th pole position of the season and the 59th of his career.

Mexican Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel hands Ferrari boost, Lewis Hamilton edges Nico Rosberg

Mexican Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel hands Ferrari boost, Lewis Hamilton edges Nico Rosberg

Vettel`s unexpected revivial in the thin air of the high-altitude circuit created the prospect of Ferrari playing a role in the outcome of the race and, possibly, splitting the two Mercedes drivers.

F1: Difficult to take away top spot from Nico Rosberg, says Lewis Hamilton

F1: Difficult to take away top spot from Nico Rosberg, says Lewis Hamilton

British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton said edging past his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to claim a fourth world title will not be easy given the 26 points he trails the German with three races to go.