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Motor racing-Formula One driver line-ups for 2017

LONDON, Jan 16 Formula One driver line-ups for the 2017 season after Mercedes announced Valtteri Bottas as replacement for retired world champion Nico Rosberg, and Williams brought Brazilian Felipe Massa out of retirement to take the Finn's place. - - - - MERCEDES Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Valtteri Bottas (Finland) - RED BULL Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Max Verstappen (Netherlands) - FERRARI Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Kimi Raikkonen (F

FACTBOX-Motor racing-Mercedes Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas

LONDON, Jan 16 Factbox on Finnish Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas, who was announced by Mercedes on Monday as the replacement for retired world champion Nico Rosberg.

UPDATE 2-Motor racing-F1 champions Mercedes sign Bottas, Massa returns

* Brazilian veteran agrees one-year deal with Williams (Adds Bottas and Mercedes quotes)

Motor racing-Bottas replaces Rosberg at Mercedes, Massa returns

LONDON, Jan 16 Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas will replace retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes this season, the Wiiliams team announced on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Wehrlein joins Sauber, Bottas move imminent

* Bottas lined up as replacement for F1 champion Rosberg (Adds detail)

Motor racing-Wehrlein to race for Sauber F1 team

LONDON, Jan 16 German driver Pascal Wehrlein will race for Sauber this season, the Swiss-based Formula One team said on Monday in a move that clears the way for Finland's Valtteri Bottas to join world champions Mercedes.

Motor racing-Bottas move to Mercedes is close, says Williams

LONDON, Jan 15 Williams are close to agreeing a deal that would see their Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas replace retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes, deputy principal Claire Williams said on Sunday.

Motor racing-Stirling Moss recovering in hospital in Singapore

LONDON, Jan 14 British Formula One great Stirling Moss is recovering in hospital in Singapore after the 87-year-old was admitted in December with a serious chest infection, his website said on Saturday.

UPDATE 1-Rallying-Bike rider Sunderland win Dakar in British first

Jan 14 Motorcycle rider Sam Sunderland became the first Briton to win the Dakar Rally in any category on Saturday while French veteran Stephane Peterhansel won the car crown for his 13th career title.

Rallying-Sunderland set to become first British Dakar winner

Jan 13 Motorcycle rider Sam Sunderland is 64km away from becoming Britain's first Dakar Rally winner, while French veteran Stephane Peterhansel, leading the car category, looks set for a 13th title after Friday's penultimate stage.

Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.