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Formula 1: Nico Rosberg wanted Fernando Alonso as his Mercedes replacement

Nico Rosberg (right) says Fernando Alonso would have ensured ‘fireworks’ alongside Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg says he would have liked Fernando Alonso to replace him as Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate. The German retired last November, five days after winning the title, and Mercedes have chosen former Williams driver Valtteri Bottas to replace him. Asked by Spain’s […]

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Formula 1 gossip: Lauda, Bottas, Hamilton, Ricciardo

Monday, 6 February Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda says Pascal Wehrlein could have been as quick as new signing Valtteri Bottas, and that only a lack of experience cost him a chance. (Auto Bild, via f1today.net) Bottas, the man chosen by Mercedes to partner Lewis Hamilton, has been tipped by fellow Finn and former driver Mika […]

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Formula 1: Mercedes’ Paddy Lowe moves to rivals Williams

Paddy Lowe led Mercedes to three drivers’ and constructors’ championships in a row from 2014 to 2016 Former Mercedes technical boss Paddy Lowe is joining Williams and is set to become a shareholder and director. The move has been expected but talks have dragged on in recent weeks and at times the deal was at […]

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Formula 1 gossip: Bottas, Rosberg, Magnussen, Ocon, Hulkenberg

Valtteri Bottas finished eighth in the World Championship in 2016 with the Williams team before he joined Mercedes as Nico Rosberg’s replacement Monday, 30 January Mercedes F1 non-executive chairman Niki Lauda says the team’s new driver Valtteri Bottas is “at least as good as” 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg. Lauda adds that Mercedes “do not […]

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Become a BBC Sport app beta user

Fancy trying out our newest BBC Sport app features before the rest of the public? We’re looking for a small group of regular app users to offer exclusive access to the latest version of our award-winning app. Think you fit the bill? Read the instructions below… What is the BBC Sport app beta programme? The […]

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Jenson Button: The day he came from last to win at 2011 Canadian GP

Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and, more recently, Lewis Hamilton have laid claim to the unofficial title of Formula 1’s rain master through superb mastery of wet conditions, but perhaps it is another Briton who truly deserves that moniker. Of Jenson Button’s 15 F1 wins, seven of them have come in rain-affected races. So often in […]