During the week, we were all stunned by the news that newly-crowned World Champion, Nico Rosberg had retired from Formula 1. When I first heard of the news I thought it was a hoax and so did everyone else. It’s a very bizarre decision but we must respect it. His only goal was to win the World Championship and he’s done exactly that. A question that immediately popped into our heads was; who would partner Hamilton next season?
Nico Rosberg is the 2016 Formula 1 World Champion. It doesn’t sound right, does it? It all came down to the last race in Abu Dhabi where, Hamilton had to win the race with his team-mate off the podium to win the title. Hamilton tried his best by backing up the pack (and apparently is under investigation by Mercedes and might either face a ban for the 2017 season or the sack for ignoring team orders) but it wasn’t enough. Rosberg finished in 2nd place to take his maiden World Championship. A word of warning, this post will focus on Mercedes a lot. I do talk about the other teams towards the end.
It was all looking good for Lewis Hamilton at the Malaysian Grand Prix, that was, up until lap 43 where it all went horribly wrong. The camera switched to him on the TV and fire was erupting from the back of his W07. I held my head in my hands as did Hamilton once he got out of the car. The question that popped into everyone’s mind immediately was: can he still win this year’s Drivers’ World Championship?
When Apple introduced the original Apple Watch it was unknown how its product cycle would unfold. Would Apple be upgrading it every 12 months? No. It looks like Apple are sticking to a 16 month cycle and that’s fine by me. A watch doesn’t need to be updated yearly like the iPhone does. The technology isn’t there yet. The Apple Watch no longer comes in three types like it did with the original.