Factbox on Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg who retired on Friday, less than a week after winning the title.
Nico Rosberg announced his retirement from Formula One on Friday, just five days after winning the world title for Mercedes in a move that stunned motor racing. The German driver who enjoyed the pinnacle moment of his career last week, revealed the decision to call it a day through an emotion-filled Facebook post.
Formula One champion Nico Rosberg hailed Lewis Hamilton as one of the greatest drivers of all time , and the Brit said the German's title was well-deserved.
Red Bull chief Christian Horner has accused Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff of naivety for attempting to control the outcome of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix had its fair share of controversy but the biggest one was Hamilton defying team orders to not let Rosberg pass through and then slowing down the race – thus forcing Rosberg to either try to overtake him or allow Vettel and Ricciardo to attack the German Mercedes driver.
Nico Rosberg lost a race and won a Formula One world championship and a weight of history slipped from his shoulders as the tears flowed and a night of partying stretched out before him.
Nico Rosberg realised a dream and silenced his critics Sunday when he emulated his father Keke’s achievement and claimed his maiden Formula One drivers’ championship.
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Nico Rosberg starts Sunday's season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with the Formula One world title he covets so keenly tantalisingly within his grasp.
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Lewis Hamilton may face "impossible odds" but has vowed to "give everything" to stop Nico Rosberg winning the Formula One drivers' world championship.
Lewis Hamilton warned Nico Rosberg he was "hunting" a fourth world title, after describing his Brazilian GP one as one of the easiest of his career.
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Nico Rosberg ended his 2015 season in triumph on Sunday when he completed a hat-trick of victories in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Fate inevitably played a part but fortune favoured Hamilton on Sunday and dealt Rosberg a cruel blow – perhaps its cruellest all season – instead.
Lewis Hamilton declared Sunday the greatest day of his life after ending a thrilling season with his second Formula One world championship.
"I still have all my teeth after the impact," the Spaniard, who finished fifth in the race, told reporters after the incident
The veteran Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win of 2013. He will look to end Vettel's run of six straight race wins on Sunday.
Force India now have 95 points, 29 behind Sauber and it is highly unlikely that the Indian team can now achieve the sixth place in the constructors' table with just two races left in the season.
Asked in front of the crowd by retired McLaren teammate David Coulthard what it was like to win again, the 33-year-old Finn replied in the deadpan fashion his myriad fans have come to love: "Not much really.