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AP PHOTOS: Upon retirement, a glance at Rosberg's life in F1

MILAN (AP) Flashing a childish grin as he glances back at a photographer while sitting in a fan's picnic chair, moments after failing to complete a practice session.

Kicking a soccer ball around inside the paddock or playing table tennis with a journalist. Read More...

Formula One champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement

Quitting at the top, Formula One champion Nico Rosberg shocked the world of motor racing Friday by announcing he was retiring at the age of 31, five days after earning his first world championship.

"I have decided to end my Formula One career. I had a very, very clear dream, that was to become Formula One world champion. I have achieved this childhood dream now and I am not willing to do that sort of commitment again," Rosberg said in Vienna. Read More...

German Grand Prix off 2017 F1 calendar of 20 races

PARIS (AP) The 2017 Formula One championship will be run over 20 races, without the German Grand Prix, depriving new champion Nico Rosberg of his home race.

Motorsport's governing body, the FIA, approved the calendar at a meeting Wednesday in Vienna. The dropping of the German race for financial reasons was expected: German media had reported that teams were told of the decision in advance so it does not disrupt their travel planning for next season. Read More...

Italian officials announce deal to keep F1 race in Monza

MILAN (AP) The Italian Automobile Club says it has signed a deal with Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone to keep the Italian Grand Prix in Monza for the next three years.

Ecclestone and ACI president Angelo Sticchi Damiani had already agreed verbally to terms in September. Read More...

Strain of fighting Hamilton will have taken toll on Rosberg

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) The strain of fighting against Lewis Hamilton for the past three years will have sapped the strength of Formula One champion Nico Rosberg.

That verdict comes from a man who knows Rosberg better than most - his father Keke Rosberg, the 1982 F1 champion. Read More...

2017 F1 championship set to showcase young talent

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Next year's Formula One championship promises to showcase young driving talent keen to emulate 19-year-old rising star Max Verstappen.

Goodbye Felipe Massa, hello Lance Stroll.