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No outpouring of emotion over Nico Rosberg retirement

It’s a marvel that in the modern era of Formula One that a World Champion could be so diminished in talent by fans and media alike. But that is exactly what Nico Rosberg has had to deal with since he won the 2016 Drivers Championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last week.

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Mercedes' Nico Rosberg celebrates winning the World Championship with his wife Vivian after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

New world champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula One

New Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from the sport with immediate effect.

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Nico Rosberg, left, celebrates as his despondent  team-mate Lewis Hamilton looks on. Picture: Kamran Jebreili/AP

Lewis Hamilton did nothing wrong says Red Bull chief

Mercedes have been branded “naive” by Christian Horner, the Red Bull team principal, as they weigh up whether to punish Lewis Hamilton for defying team orders.

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Nico Rosberg celebrates with his Mercedes team after finishing second and securing the Formula 1 title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Picture: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg clinches F1 title despite Lewis Hamilton tricks

With Lewis Hamilton purposefully slowing him down, two other drivers hard on his tail and the title on the line, Nico Rosberg held his nerve to win the Formula 1 championship for the first time yesterday.

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates qualifying in pole position at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Lewis Hamilton clinches Abu Dhabi pole ahead of Nico Rosberg

A dominant Lewis Hamilton delivered another crushing display over his title rival Nico Rosberg to secure pole position for the championship-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during practice at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Lewis Hamilton dominates practice for Abu Dhabi decider

Lewis Hamilton maintained his recent scintillating form to complete a practice double over Nico Rosberg at the season-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton has won nine grands prix this season but admits he's unlikely to retain the championship.  Picture: Clive Mason/Getty

Lewis Hamilton admits he’s ‘unlikely’ to catch Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton has conceded it is now unlikely he will stop Nico Rosberg from winning the Formula One title after claiming his rival is “doing all he has to do” to get over the finish line and seal his maiden championship.

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Lewis Hamilton leads Max Verstappen on his way to victory at a rain-soaked Interlagos. Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton wins Brazilian Grand Prix to maintain title bid

Lewis Hamilton delivered a wet-weather masterclass at a chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix to take the championship 
battle into the final race of the season.

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Lewis Hamilton gives a thumbs up after he clocking the fastest time in qualifying Brazilian Grand Prix. Picture: AP

Lewis Hamilton sure of fair Brazil duel with Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton is expecting a fair fight with Nico Rosberg as the two championship rivals go head-to-head in today’s pivotal Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Jeremy Clarkson will be in Scotland with new show. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Jeremy Clarkson’s new Amazon show headed for Loch Ness

THE Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May is coming to Scotland.

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Teenager Lance Stroll is unveiled as the Williams driver for the 2017 Formula One season.  Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Billionaire’s son Lance Stroll claims he’s earned F1 drive

Lance Stroll insists he has earned his shot in Formula One after the Canadian teenager was unveiled by Williams for the 2017 campaign.

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Marc Priestley helped McLaren's Lewis Hamilton to his first world title in 2008. Picture: Jose Luis Roca/AFP/Getty Images

Putting pit lane lessons to work in the boardroom

He was once a key member of McLaren’s record-breaking Formula One pit crew, but now he wants to drive home the benefits that businesses can reap from tapping into “big data”.

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Mexican Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton, left, of Mercedes celebrate on the podium with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who was third but later stripped of his podium place. Picture: Rebecca Blackwell/AP

Christian Horner: Sebastian Vettel should be disciplined

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has heaped 
pressure on Formula One’s governing body to sanction Sebastian Vettel for his expletive-fuelled outburst against race director Charlie Whiting on Sunday.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Mexico Grand Prix at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City. Picture: AP

Lewis Hamilton victory keeps Formula One title alive

Lewis Hamilton kept his slim world championship hopes alive with a crushing victory over his rival Nico Rosberg in the Mexican Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton was fastest in qualifying in Mexico.  Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton on pole for Mexican stand-off with Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton kept his slim championship hopes alive by claiming pole position for today’s Mexican Grand Prix ahead of his title rival Nico Rosberg.

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Britain's Lewis Hamilton in the garage at the US Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin Texas .Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton: I can’t just hope Nico Rosberg hits trouble

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton insists he cannot become “fixated” on the hope that his title rival Nico Rosberg will run into trouble as Formula One’s longest season reaches its conclusion.

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Lewis Hamilton finished third in the Japanese Grand Prix. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Mercedes boss: Pressure is good for Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton can still beat Nico Rosberg to the title because he “needs the enemy” to win, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has insisted, despite the world champion’s erratic performance in Japan.

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Mercedes' Nico Rosberg on the podium. Picture: Yuya Shino/AFP/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton rues start as Rosberg wins to surge ahead

A despondent Lewis Hamilton admitted he was at fault for the horror start in yesterday’s Japanese Grand Prix which now leaves the Formula 1 championship out of his control after he slipped further behind Nico Rosberg in the title race.

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Lewis Hamilton feels he has been disrespected by sections of the written press. Picture: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton walks out of press conference at Japan GP

Lewis Hamilton walked out of his written media press conference without answering any questions after qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton uses his mobile phone during a press conference ahead of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit. Picture: Eugene Hoshiko/PA

Lewis Hamilton is all ears - but only on Snapchat

Lewis Hamilton shut down talk of his engine horror show in Malaysia as he fooled around on his phone at a bizarre press conference for the Japanese Grand Prix.

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