Nico Rosberg insists he is “not angry” with Mercedes after technical trouble ended his world championship hopes last Sunday.
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The 21-year-old from Essex jumped into a Lotus F1 Team E22 at the final test of the year in Abu Dhabi
Alex Lynn followed in the footsteps of newly-crowned British Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton by taking to the track in F1 machinery for the first time today, having won the GP3 Series – a stepping-stone to the very top level of the sport – just a few days previously.
2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to keep his personal race number 44 next year rather than switch to number 1.
Traditionally, the reigning world champion in F1 wears the coveted number 1. But a change early in 2014, mimicking the system in MotoGP, meant drivers were able to pick their own number between 2 and 99 to keep for the rest of their careers.
With Lewis Hamilton now a double world champion, Mercedes has vowed to waste no time in signing him up for the future.
As their fierce rivalry this year came to its zenith on Sunday, Nico Rosberg was notably gracious in defeat.
Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton is the new Formula 1 world champion
Nico Rosberg has been busily playing the psychological game this weekend as he clings to his world championship chances.
Needing Mercedes teammate and title favourite Lewis Hamilton to finish no higher than third on Sunday, German Rosberg has been firing thinly-veiled barbs at his British rival all weekend at the Abu Dhabi finale.
A strong Williams driver is Nico Rosberg’s best hope of winning the 2014 title against the odds.
That is the claim of former F1 driver Timo Glock, who six years ago played a starring role in the championship showdown when Lewis Hamilton managed to pass him on the thrilling last corner of the Brazil finale.
Mercedes is determined to ensure the 2014 title is decided in Abu Dhabi by events other than a technical failure.
Team boss Toto Wolff has already said that given the unpopular double points system for the championship finale, it would be a “nightmare” if Lewis Hamilton loses to Nico Rosberg because the British points leader breaks down.
Gerhard Berger has played down Nico Rosberg’s chances of winning the world championship this weekend in Abu Dhabi
Disgruntled small teams Force India, Lotus and Sauber have written a letter to express alarm that F1 appears headed in the direction of ‘Super GP2′
Outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel thinks it is possible Nico Rosberg will become his title-winning successor this weekend in Abu Dhabi
Flavio Briatore thinks his friend and regular business partner Bernie Ecclestone has pulled off a masterstroke with ‘double points’ in 2014
Actually, the innovation – where the title is kept artificially alive right until the dying moments by offering twice as many points in the season finale – is highly controversial and almost universally unpopular.
Mercedes has warned it will quit formula one if moves to revive the old V8 era are successful
Amid the debate about costs driving small teams out of F1, and the separate argument about an engine development ‘unfreeze’, Bernie Ecclestone showed his hand by reiterating he is staunchly opposed to the new V6s.