Despite a day where his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton scored the season-ending Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix victory, Nico Rosberg did what he needed to do to join his father Keke as a Formula One World Champion on Sunday.
Another domino has fallen in the evolving Formula One silly season puzzle ahead of the 2017 campaign, with Sahara Force India confirming the signing of current Manor Racing driver Esteban Ocon on Thursday.
Williams Martini Racing confirmed on Thursday that Canadian Lance Stroll will embark on his rookie season in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2017, alongside team veteran Valtteri Bottas.
Just as he did in practice on Friday, Nico Rosberg outran Lewis Hamilton at Suzuka Circuitland, this time earning the pole position for the Japanese Grix during qualifying on Saturday.
In a battle of wills, Nico Rosberg fired the opening shots against Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Friday’s free practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton left no doubt who the fastest man in Malaysia was during Formula One qualifying on Saturday, outpacing teammate Nico Rosberg by four-tenths of a second en route to the pole position at Sepang Int’l Circuit.
The story of Kevin Magnussen’s Friday at Sepang Int’l Circuit wasn’t what he did on the track, which was slot in 19th overall on the practice charts at the controls of the Renault RS16.
Though Nico Rosberg has had the Formula One field by the throat over the last three race weekends, it was his teammate Lewis Hamilton who flipped the script during Friday practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang Int’l Circuit.
Haas F1 Team has tabbed its development driver, American Santino Ferrucci, to pilot its VF-16 race car during the Formula One test July 12-13 at Silverstone Circuit following the British Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc, a 2016 member of the Ferrari Driver Academy who is currently competing in the GP3 Series for ART Grand Prix, will get his first taste of a Formula One car when he drives the VF-16 for Haas F1 Team on July 8 during the first practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
After two tricky rounds of Formula One competition, Nico Rosberg arrived in Baku determined to re-extend his championship lead, and he ended up doing so in truly convincing style during Sunday’s European Grand Prix.
In a truly stunning performance, Nico Rosberg led every lap Sunday at the all-new Baku City Circuit to notch both his and Mercedes’ first-career European Grand Prix victory.