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Monday, January 16, 2017
Valtteri Bottas has signed for the Mercedes F1 team [Picture: Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate for the 2017 season has been confirmed as Valtteri Bottas.

Lewis Hamilton shakes Nico Rosberg's hand on the podium after winning the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Sean Ramsell]

Lewis Hamilton is favourite with bookies to dominate next season’s Formula One season after Mercedes colleague Nico Rosberg’s shock decision to retire from the sport with immediate effect.

Lewis Hamilton shakes Nico Rosberg's hand on the podium after winning the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Sean Ramsell]

Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but couldn’t stop Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg taking the drivers’ championship for the first time following a titanic tussle.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates taking pole position in qualifying for the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Sean Ramsell]

Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will start the season’s title decider from pole position after dominating qualifying for the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton in practice for the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Sean Ramsell]

Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets in both practice sessions today ahead of the final race of the season – the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – and has pole position in his sights in qualifying.

Lewis Hamilton won the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix [Picture: Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton reigned supreme in the wet to win a rain-lashed 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo.

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position in qualifying for the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix [Picture: Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton claimed a crucial pole position in qualifying for the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo.

Lewis Hamilton on the podium after winning the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz/ Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is looking to repeat his first Mexican Grand Prix victory in the penultimate race of the 2016 season – the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton driving around the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix circuit [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix to make it back-to-back victories.

Lewis Hamilton driving in 2016 Mexican Grand Prix practice [Picture: Mercedes-Benz/Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position in qualifying for the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton driving in 2016 Mexican Grand Prix practice [Picture: Mercedes-Benz/Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton battles for pole position in qualifying for the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix this evening.

The Mercedes team with Lewis Hamilton after his victory in the 2016 United States Grand Prix [Picture: Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton heads into the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix weekend looking to further cut Nico Rosberg’s lead in the title race.

Race winner celebrates winning the 2016 United States Grand Prix [Picture: Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton motored to his 50th career win with victory in the 2016 United States Grand Prix to keep his title hopes alive.

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the 2016 United States Grand Prix ahead of Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo [Picture: Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position in qualifying for the 2016 United States Grand Prix with a blistering lap at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Lewis Hamilton with his trophy for finishing third in the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka [Picture: Daimler AG / Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton could only finish third as title rival Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix from pole position at Suzuka.

Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will start the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix from second place on the grid after Nico Rosberg snatched pole position in qualifying at Suzuka.

Lewis Hamilton in Suzuka practice ahead of the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was second best to Mercedes colleague Nico Rosberg in the first practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s 2016 Japanese Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton leading the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz/Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton saw his title hopes suffer another damaging blow with an engine failure in Malaysia as Nico Rosberg salvaged a podium in Sepang.

Lewis Hamilton at the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix [Picture: Dailmer AG/Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has vowed to fight back after the “indescribable pain” of his 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix retirement.

Engine failure forced Lewis Hamilton out of the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton dramatically retired from the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix after his engine caught fire.

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position in qualifying for the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang [Picture: Dailmer AG/Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton chases his 50th career victory in today’s 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position in qualifying for the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang with Nico Rosberg second fastest and Max Verstappen third [Picture: Dailmer AG/Mercedes-Benz]

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton qualified on pole position for the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix and will start from the front row for the 100th time in his Formula One career.

Lewis Hamilton on track in practice for the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the practice pace at the Sepang International Circuit on the first day of the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix weekend.

Lewis Hamilton in the 2016 Italian Grand Prix at Monza [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton salvaged second place in the 2016 Italian Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg took the chequered flag at Monza.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his pole position after qualifying for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix at Monza [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

World champion Lewis Hamilton is chasing his 50th career Formula One victory in today’s 2016 Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Lewis Hamilton at Monza for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix [Picture: Daimler AG / Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position at Monza in qualifying for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton on track in practice at Monza for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix [Picture: Daimler AG / Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice at Monza on the first day of the 2016 Italian Grand Prix weekend.

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