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Champion Rosberg retires from F1 after 'damn tough' season

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has decided to quit Formula One with immediate effect, five days after he was crowned the 2016 world champion. The 31-year-old made the emotional announcement just before the the FIA Prize Giving in Vienna, Austria citing that he had achieved his goal in the sport and pointing out that he didn't want to endure his family through the rigours of the season. 'I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right,' the German declared. Rosberg was involved in an intense battle with teammate Lewis Hamilton in the season-ending title decider at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last weekend, where he soaked up the pressure to finish second and seal the...
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