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Flashback: When Rosberg beat Hamilton, then retired

Five years ago, Formula 1’s newly-crowned world champion Nico Rosberg shocked the sport when he announced his retirement on this day in 2016. Mercedes driver Rosberg had claimed his maiden title at the season-deciding race in Abu Dhabi just five days earlier – and then made the shock revelation at a press conference in Vienna ahead of the FIA’s official prize-giving awards ceremony. The German, 31, confirmed he took the final decision to walk away from the sport in the hours after his championship triumph. Rosberg began his grand prix career with Williams in 2006 and competed in more than 200 races. He joined Mercedes in 2010 and partnered compatriot Michael Schumacher, the...
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