8 DECEMBER 2016

Mercedes Costa backs Wehrlein to replace Rosberg

Mercedes' engineering chief Aldo Costa has named in-house junior Pascal Wehrlein as a good candidate to replace retiring world champion Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg defends decision after Lauda criticism

Nico Rosberg has hit back at his former boss Niki Lauda, following criticism of his sudden decision to quit Mercedes and formula one.

Rosberg backs Wehrlein for 2017 seat

New world champion Nico Rosberg has backed countryman Pascal Wehrlein's suitability to replace him at Mercedes.

Rosberg rejects F1 comeback talk

Nico Rosberg has hit back at claims he might return to formula one after a few years of retirement.

French GP revival surprised Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he is "surprised" a deal to revive the French grand prix is finally done.

Ferrari dominance better for F1 says Kaltenborn

Monisha Kaltenborn says it would be better if Ferrari rather than Mercedes was dominating formula one.

Growing financial loss at Austrian GP?

Austrian grand prix venue, the Red Bull Ring, has recorded an alarming financial loss for 2016.

7 DECEMBER 2016

Berger can imagine Rosberg comeback

The newly retired Nico Rosberg could decide to return to formula one in the future.

Wolff not ready to drop Hamilton tactics issue yet

Mercedes is yet to close the chapter on Lewis Hamilton's controversial driving in the closing stages of the Abu Dhabi title finale.

Nasr prepared to wait for Sauber cockpit

Felipe Nasr has indicated he has the patience to wait for clarity regarding his future in F1.

Wolff wanted midfield team for Wehrlein in 2017

Toto Wolff says it would be better if Pascal Wehrlein got another "year or two" to develop at a midfield team before stepping up at Mercedes.

Rational Lauda can't relate to Rosberg call says Wolff

Toto Wolff has excused his fellow Mercedes team chief Niki Lauda for initially reacting angrily to Nico Rosberg's shock decision to retire.

6 DECEMBER 2016

Wehrlein on pole for Mercedes seat

Pascal Wehrlein appears to be in pole position to step up and become Lewis Hamilton's new teammate at Mercedes for 2017.

Schumacher to become Mercedes junior?

Mick Schumacher could now be on the cusp of becoming Mercedes' next official F1 junior driver.

Ferrari not involved with Rosberg story says Arrivabene

Maurizio Arrivabene has counted Ferrari out of Mercedes' last minute scramble to replace the newly-retired world champion Nico Rosberg.

Minister learned of France GP deal on TV

Sports minister Thierry Braillard says he learned about the return of the French grand prix via the media.

Gasly aims to race in 2018 French GP return

New GP2 champion Pierre Gasly has set his sights on being in F1 in time for France's calendar return in 2018.

5 DECEMBER 2016

Red Bull left us behind says Marchionne

Sergio Marchionne says Ferrari's biggest problem in 2016 was falling behind the development curve.

Ferrari could lose drivers after 2017 says Marchionne

Sergio Marchionne has admitted Ferrari is at risk of losing its champion drivers after 2017.

Red Bull distances itself from Rosberg story

Red Bull and its drivers have distanced themselves from Nico Rosberg's seismic decision to leave Mercedes and F1.

Vettel plays down Mercedes move rumour

Sebastian Vettel has responded to the seismic Nico Rosberg retirement story simply by referring to his Ferrari contract.

Lauda criticises Rosberg over shock decision

Niki Lauda has hit out at Nico Rosberg's decision to quit Mercedes just days after winning the world championship.

Wehrlein ready for Rosberg seat

Pascal Wehrlein has declared himself "ready" to step up and become Lewis Hamilton's new Mercedes teammate.

Mercedes not ruling out Alonso for 2017 seat

Fernando Alonso and Mercedes have played down rumours linking the Spanish driver with Nico Rosberg's newly-vacant 2017 seat.

Even Massa not ruling out Mercedes seat

Even newly retired drivers are being linked with Nico Rosberg's surprisingly vacant Mercedes seat for 2017.

Rosberg to stay involved with F1

Nico Rosberg says he wants to remain connected to F1 following his shock decision to quit Mercedes and retire.

Valentino Rossi says Wolff has my number

The rumours linking potential names with Nico Rosberg's newly vacant 2017 seat are getting wilder by the moment.

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