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Despite McLaren insisting that Fernando Alonso is going nowhere, Mercedes have revealed that he is being ‘considered’ for Nico Rosberg’s vacant seat.
Mercedes tech chief Paddy Lowe believes Nico Rosberg’s retirement will be a big blow to Mercedes and has likened it to “losing a corner of the car.”
Although Lewis Hamilton respects Nico Rosberg’s decision to retain without defending his World title, he says that is something he would never do.
Toto Wolff insists he does not want to “interfere” with Ferrari or McLaren, admitting that chasing a big-name driver is not the path that Mercedes are likely to take.
Pascal Wehrlein believes he is “ready” to step up should Mercedes decide that he is the best man to replace Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton will not face sanctions for ignoring instructions from the pit wall in last Sunday’s season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Practically “half” the Formula 1 grid and “maybe more” have already called Niki Lauda asking about the vacant Mercedes race-seat.
Next season Lewis Hamilton will face a new team-mate in Formula 1 and has warned the unnamed driver that if you “can’t stand the heat, don’t come.”
Bernie Ecclestone says he had no idea that Nico Rosberg was retiring despite having dinner with Toto Wolff the night before the announcement.
Nico Rosberg’s shock retirement will be a blessing for at least one driver as someone new is going to be racing for the championship-winning Mercedes team next season.