Liberty Media's bid to own motor racing's most glittering series has cleared another hurdle. But the takeover still needs approval from anti-trust regulators as Bernie Ecclestone clings on.
Valtteri Bottas is to replace the retired Formula One champion, Nico Rosberg, at Mercedes. This came after Felipe Massa came out of his short-lived retirement to replace Bottas in one of the Williams cockpits.
Formula One motor racing could lose one of its 11 teams after it was announced that Manor Racing had gone into administration. This comes just weeks before the 2017 season is to open with the Australian Grand Prix.
Just over a month after the retirement of Nico Rosberg, technical boss Paddy Lowe has also left German Formula One team Mercedes. The Briton is expected to join Williams and has been placed on "gardening leave."
Nico Rosberg's retirement came as a bolt from the blue but it doesn't just allow him more time with his family. In Mark Hallam's view, it helps Mercedes look to the future and lets underrated Rosberg bow out on top.
Only five days after winning his first F1 title, Nico Rosberg surprised the world by announcing his retirement from the elite motorsport. Here's a look at some of the highlights of his career.
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