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After Abu Dhabi
Championship Standings:
Pos Driver Points
1 Nico Rosberg 385
2 Lewis Hamilton 380
3 Daniel Ricciardo 256
4 Sebastian Vettel 212
5 Max Verstappen 204
6 Kimi Raikkonen 186
7 Sergio Perez 101
8 Valtteri Bottas 85
9 Nico Hulkenberg 72
10 Fernando Alonso 54
11 Felipe Massa 53
12 Carlos Sainz 46
13 Romain Grosjean 29
14 Daniil Kvyat 25
15 Jenson Button 21
16 Kevin Magnussen 7
17 Felipe Nasr 2
18 Jolyon Palmer 1
19 Pascal Wehrlein 1
20 Stoffel Vandoorne 1
21 Esteban Gutierrez 0
22 Marcus Ericsson 0
23 Esteban Ocon 0
24 Rio Haryanto 0

Pos Team Points
1 Mercedes 765
2 Red Bull 468
3 Ferrari 398
4 Force India 173
5 Williams 138
6 McLaren 76
7 Toro Rosso 63
8 Haas 29
9 Renault 8
10 Sauber 2
11 Manor 1

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The Sauber C36-Ferrari
  Sauber's 2017 F1 car is launched

In 2017 the Sauber F1 Team celebrates another milestone: it is the 25th Formula One season in the teams’ history. Together with its new owner, Longbow Finance S. A., the Sauber F1 Team starts a new era. In the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship the Swiss team will again be competing with driver Marcus Ericsson (SE, 26) and the new arrival Pascal Wehrlein (DE, 22). The official rollout of the new Sauber C36-Ferrari will take place on the occasion of the first winter tests at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona from 27 February to 2 March.

Rise of Haas' Machines
  Gene Haas Looks Back on Haas F1 Team’s Inaugural Year
Thirty-four years ago, Gene Haas founded Haas Automation. Today, it is the largest machine tool builder in North America. Fifteen years ago, Haas started a NASCAR team. Today, Stewart-Haas Racing has two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships and 36 victories. A year ago, Haas F1 Team debuted in the FIA Formula One World Championship, becoming the first American Formula One team in 30 years. Now, it prepares for its sophomore season, aiming to advance past its strong eighth-place finish in the 2016 constructor standings.
Q&A with Sauber's Jorg Zander
  "I want to see a clear improvement compared to last year"

Since January 2017 Jorg Zander, Sauber's Technical Director, is back in Hinwil at the Sauber F1 Team headquarter. Time for a first talk. "First of all, the impressions are positive. I have received a warm welcome and felt comfortable early on in a well-known environment. I am pleased with the attitude of my team. After the frustrations and fears of the recent turbulence, everyone is now much more motivated. There are obviously expectations; the team wants change, stability and direction and that is what we strive to achieve together."

Bottas joins Mercedes for 2017
  Bottas becomes the 11th driver to compete in F1 with Mercedes

It's been 45 days since Nico Rosberg dropped the bombshell of his immediate retirement from Formula One. And it left the team with a conundrum: how to best fill the vacant seat alongside three-time champion Lewis Hamilton in order to defend the Constructors' Championship? Following six weeks of detailed evaluation, deliberation and negotiation, the answer can now be confirmed officially: we signed Valtteri Bottas this morning. The 27-year-old native of Nastola, Finland has completed four seasons in Formula One with Williams, making 77 starts and scoring 9 career podiums so far.

Racing Year in Review 2016
  by Brian Carroccio
My colleague Pete McCole will be handling the NASCAR side of things for 2016. So, what follows is the AutoRacing1 2016 Year in Review for open wheel/formula car racing with some sports cars and rallycross sprinkled in. In this article we cover some lessons from 2016, Driver of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Race of the Year, Best Return of the year, Best Car of the Year, Worst Career Trajectory, Most Bizarre Race of the Year, Most Disappointing Title Defense, PR Move of the Year, The Craziest Finish, The Biggest S***show, The Feel Good Comeback Story of the Year, and Goodbyes.
Artificial intelligence - a human-centered approach?
  "Artificial Intelligence" Future Talk in Berlin
How is artificial intelligence (AI) influencing tomorrow's mobility? How can we use its ideas today? How intelligent will the car of the future be? And above all: what role will people play in this? These were the central questions discussed by Mercedes-Benz experts at the fourth Future Talk in Berlin in duologue with scientists, engineers and journalists. In the past few years the Mercedes-Benz Future Talk has dealt with the subjects of utopia, robotics and virtuality. This time, the focus was on the integration of artificial intelligence in the field of mobility and the interaction of humans and machines.
Nico Rosberg announces shock retirement
  2016 FIA F1 World Champion quits immediately
Rosberg retires as champion2016 FIA Formula One World Champion elect Nico Rosberg today announced that he will stop racing in Formula One with immediate effect. In an emotional address prior to the 2016 FIA Prize Giving in Vienna, Austria, Nico revealed the reasons behind his decision, which was reached following his crowning achievement in Abu Dhabi last Sunday. Nico has competed in a total of 206 Grands Prix and won 23 of them, placing him joint 12th on the all-time list alongside Nelson Piquet. He has scored 30 pole positions (8th all time) and 20 fastest laps. 

FIA announces World Motor Sport Council decisions
  World Council ratifies LMP1 tech freeze
The FIA held its last World Motor Sport Council of the year today as part of its Annual General Assembly and Prize Giving week in Vienna. During the meeting, the following decisions were taken:
FIA Formula One World Championship Calendar
FIA Formula 3 European Championship Calendar
FIA Formula 3 World Cup Calendar
FIA Formula E Championship Calendar
FIA World Endurance Championship Calendar
Touchdown for the 2016 FIA F1 World Champions!
  Rosberg stops by Petronas headquarters to start victory tour
Rosberg celebrates with Petronas workersAhead of the FIA Prize giving ceremony in Vienna, Austria, on Friday when he will be officially crowned, 2016 Formula One World Champion-elect Nico Rosberg yesterday touched down in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the first stop of a whistle-stop global celebration tour. Fresh from his triumph and celebrations in Abu Dhabi, Nico made the home of the team's title partner PETRONAS his first destination to celebrate his maiden world title.
Abu Dhabi GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 Finishers
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, Rosberg is F1 Champion
  Vettel third for Ferrari in exciting finale
Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi GP but in doing so purposely held up Nico Rosberg so the drivers behind might pass him but his tactics did not work as Nico Rosberg did what he had to do to win the 2016 F1 title by finishing second. Sebastian Vettel was the fastest car on the track at the end and caught the leading Mercedes duo but decided not to ruin the title for fellow countryman Rosberg by taking him out and settled for third.
Abu Dhabi GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull).
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