2 DECEMBER 2016

Nico Rosberg retires from sport

In a shock announcement by Nico Rosberg today, the newly crowned world champion has decided that he is retiring from the sport, with immediate effect.

Sauber to be first with 2017 car

Sauber looks set to be first out of the blocks with its 2017 car.

F1 stewards vow to improve consistency

F1 stewards are looking to speed up their deliberating and be more consistent in their decisions.

France set for 2018 F1 calendar return?

After a decade's absence, France will return to the F1 calendar in 2018.

Montoya sides with Verstappen amid criticism

As the long 2016 season finally ends, Max Verstappen continues to divide opinion.

Ecclestone opposed to format shakeup says Kaltenborn

F1 should consider shaking up the race weekend format.

1 DECEMBER 2016

Abu Dhabi showed Rosberg the right champion says Lauda

Niki Lauda says the Abu Dhabi grand prix was proof in itself that Nico Rosberg deserves the 2016 world championship.

Button perfect for 2017 role says Boullier

Jenson Button will continue to contribute to McLaren-Honda in 2017.

Champions don't connect with German people says Lauda

Niki Lauda has linked the demise of the German grand prix with how the public interacts with the country's champion drivers Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.

Sauber wants to sign second driver soon

Monisha Kaltenborn says Sauber would like to complete its 2017 driver lineup "as soon as possible".

Rosberg unsure how far Hamilton tactics would go

Nico Rosberg has admitted he was unsure if Lewis Hamilton would take his 'backing up' tactics in Abu Dhabi to the next level.

Raikkonen amazing to beat Vettel in 2016

Kimi Raikkonen's improvement in 2016 was nothing short of "amazing".

Hamilton will not quit Mercedes says Hill

Damon Hill has rubbished rumours Lewis Hamilton might quit Mercedes.

30 NOVEMBER 2016

Unwell Hamilton quits Abu Dhabi tyre test

As predicted earlier this week, Lewis Hamilton pulled out of the Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi.

Podium a realistic goal for Honda

Honda is targeting the podium for 2017.

F1 drivers back Hamilton amid controversy

F1 drivers past and present have leapt to the defence of Lewis Hamilton, as the controversy about his 'backing up' tactics in Abu Dhabi continues.

Magnussen looking forward to simple Haas team

Kevin Magnussen has admitted he is looking forward to the simplicity of the Haas team, after a year at the French works outfit Renault.

Vettel admits not wanting to spoil title fight

Sebastian Vettel has admitted he was careful in the closing laps of the Abu Dhabi finale to not ruin the battle for the 2016 world championship.

Massa in talks to be F1 television pundit

Felipe Massa has revealed that he should still be a familiar face in the F1 paddock next year.

29 NOVEMBER 2016

Rosberg tells F1 to drop Hamilton controversy

World champion Nico Rosberg says F1 should "drop" the current discussion about teammate Lewis Hamilton's tactics in Abu Dhabi.

Monza finally signs new GP contract

Monza and Bernie Ecclestone have finally signed on the dotted line of their race contract extension.

Nico and Keke Rosberg not critical of Hamilton tactics

Nico Rosberg and his equally famous father are not joining in the criticism of Lewis Hamilton following the 2016 title finale in Abu Dhabi.

Mercedes denies Hamilton refusing to test

Mercedes has played down reports that Lewis Hamilton is refusing to get back to work this week.

New engine deal not awkward says Horner

Christian Horner says Red Bull is now looking confidently into the future with engine supplier Renault.

Williams must not lose Rob Smedley

Claire Williams says the British team she leads does not want to lose Rob Smedley.

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