LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) - Niki Lauda has hailed Valtteri Bottas's debut for Formula One world champions Mercedes as "incredible" and suggested the Finn's retired predecessor Nico Rosberg would have done no better.
Lewis Hamilton is braced for a tougher rivalry with Sebastian Vettel than Nico Rosberg in what he believes will be the 'best against the best' battling it out for this year's F1 crown.
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Having lost out in a dramatic Abu Dhabi finale to former team Nico Rosberg last season, Lewis Hamilton will be looking to win back the F1 drivers' title.
One hundred and 19 days after Nico Rosberg confirmed his first - and only - F1 driver's championship in Abu Dhabi, the sport will return this Sunday for the 2017 season in Australia.
Reigning World Champion Nico Rosberg looks ahead to the 2017 Formula 1 season and discusses his feelings in the wake of his…
World champion Rosberg retired five days after winning the title.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says the absence of reigning World Champion and former team-mate Nico Rosberg on the grid this…
March 22 (Reuters) - Formula One drivers' form sheet ahead of Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Only those drivers still racing are listed (Mercedes's world champion Nico Rosberg has retired), in 2016 championship...Show More Summary
MELBOURNE, March 22 (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas is determined to make the most of his "dream" opportunity after being ushered into the Mercedes seat left vacant by the sudden retirement of Formula One champion Nico Rosberg at the end of last season.
Hamilton came runner-up to Nico Rosberg in 2016.
Nico Rosberg rules out driving return, Max Verstappen says Red Bull are "not ready to win", plus more.
EXCLUSIVE BY JONATHAN McEVOY: Lewis Hamilton has taken up Thai boxing as he tries to win back the Formula One world title he lost to his old sparring partner Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton touched down in Melbourne on Monday ahead of new F1 season getting under way, setting his sights on reclaiming the title he surrendered to former team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton is set to start his bid to regain his Formula One title
Bottas has to prove he can replace Nico Rosberg.
He may have called time on his Formula One career after winning a maiden world title last season but it seems Nico Rosberg can't keep away from the track as he joined the Mercedes garage in Barcelona.
Rosberg walked away from F1 five days after winning the title with Mercedes last year.
With retired champion Nico Rosberg watching from the pits on Wednesday, Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time since layout changes were made at the Circuit Barcelona-Catalunya a decade ago
Retired world champion Nico Rosberg says Formula 1 drivers will be "gladiators" this year due to rule changes making the cars "absolute monsters".