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Valtteri Bottas to partner Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in 2017 season

January 16 2017 , 12:00 am

Rosberg’s shock retirement, announced just five days after he wrapped up his maiden world title, was a “challenging situation for the team to handle”, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. “Sometimes in life, unexpected circumstances provide interesting opportunities,” he added. “Nico’s decision in December was a big surprise. “But weathering the storm makes you […]

Pascal Wehrlein joins Sauber for 2017 Formula 1 season

January 16 2017 , 12:00 am

Pascal Wehrlein has joined Sauber for the 2017 season after missing out on a seat at world champions Mercedes. The German’s move to the Hinwil team was announced as Mercedes successfully secured the services of Valtteri Bottas from Williams, with Felipe Massa returning to Grove. Wehrlein replaces Felipe Nasr as Marcus Ericsson’s team-mate in the […]

Mercedes technical boss leaves team and is set for Williams

January 11 2017 , 12:00 am

Lowe who led the team to three drivers’ and constructors’ championship doubles in a row from 2014 to 2016, is expected to join Williams. He will be replaced by former Ferrari technical director James Allison, whose deal was signed some months ago, sources say, but is not yet confirmed. Lowe is set to take on […]

Returning Felipe Massa broke Formula E deal to return to F1

January 9 2017 , 12:00 am

Felipe Massa had to break an agreement to race in Formula E this year, according to Spanish sports daily Marca. Although the Brazilian had officially retired from Formula 1, it is believed Williams convinced him to return in 2017 in order to replace Valtteri Bottas. None of the news is official, but Bottas will reportedly […]

Manor Racing enter administration

January 8 2017 , 12:00 am

Staff were informed of the development on Friday by chief executive officer Thomas Mayer. Administrators FRP said there was “a very limited window of opportunity” to save the team before the start of the 2017 season in Australia on 26 March. FRP said it was “assessing options” and that the process affected Manor’s operating company […]

No Mercedes replacement for retired world champion until 2017

December 23 2016 , 12:00 am

The German announced his retirement last month – five days after winning his first world title and despite signing a new two-year deal in July. Mercedes have the problem of finding a team-mate for Lewis Hamilton when all leading drivers are signed elsewhere. They want to sign Williams’ Valtteri Bottas but have so far not […]

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