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Sebastian Vettel not replacing Nico Roseberg at Mercedes, will stay put at Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel not replacing Nico Roseberg at Mercedes, will stay put at Ferrari

Earlier on Sunday, Mercedes non-executive team chairman Niki Lauda said that he expected Nico Rosberg's replacement to be announced before the end of the year.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Michael Schumacher recovery: Mercedes' Ross Brawn sees 'encouraging signs' in German legend's fight for survival

Michael Schumacher recovery: Mercedes' Ross Brawn sees 'encouraging signs' in German legend's fight for survival

Seven-time world champion Schumacher sustained serious head injuries in the accident in 2013, which left him in a coma for six months and unable to walk.

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 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.

Nico Rosberg shrugs off Bernie Ecclestone`s 'bad for business' jibe

Nico Rosberg shrugs off Bernie Ecclestone`s 'bad for business' jibe

Nico Rosberg shrugged off Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone`s reported comment that a world title for the German would be "bad for business", preferring instead to focus on capturing the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.

US Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton in spotlight as title chase enters home straight

US Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton in spotlight as title chase enters home straight

Rosberg, also 31, has the luxury, however, of knowing that he does not have to win again this season to clinch his first world title. Four second-place finishes behind Hamilton will be enough.

Lewis Hamilton misses Barcelona test to rest sore foot

Lewis Hamilton misses Barcelona test to rest sore foot

The Briton won his third title, and second with Mercedes, at Austin`s Circuit of the Americas last year when Rosberg started on pole but made a mistake that gifted his team mate the victory.

'Snap-prat' Lewis Hamilton will fight to finish, says Toto Wolff

'Snap-prat' Lewis Hamilton will fight to finish, says Toto Wolff

Hamilton`s behaviour grew increasingly bizarre in Japan, where he battled back to take third after a horror start saw him fall back to eighth.

Nico Rosberg secures pole for Japanese Grand Prix, Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton 2nd

Nico Rosberg secures pole for Japanese Grand Prix, Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton 2nd

The German`s Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton will start alongside him in second with Kimi Raikkonen locking down third spot for Sunday`s race in his Ferrari.

First blood to rampant Nico Rosberg in Japanese Grand Prix

First blood to rampant Nico Rosberg in Japanese Grand Prix

Hamilton, by contrast, has had a tumultuous few days after a blown engine robbed the Briton of victory last weekend.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Why always me? Lewis Hamilton fury at engine failures

Malaysian Grand Prix: Why always me? Lewis Hamilton fury at engine failures

"The championship is over when the last race is over, 23 points is a lot but you never know."

Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton finds groove in practice

Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton finds groove in practice

Hamilton trails Rosberg by eight points after the German won the last race in Singapore.

Check out the teaser video of Mercedes Electric SUV

Check out the teaser video of Mercedes Electric SUV

Mercedes had announced earlier that it will be introducing four new electric models to its line-up by the end of 2020.