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Armaan Ebrahim and Dilantha Malagamuwa wins Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series

Indias racing sensation Armaan Ebrahim and his teammate Dilantha Malagamuwa of Sri Lanka concluded their 2016 racing season in style, winning the Pro Am championship in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series on Sunday. The talented duo also took the third position in the Pro category, thanks to their consistent performances through the year.

In the sixth round on Sunday, Armaan and Dilantha finished third in the morning race and fourth in the afternoon one to garner enough points to clinch the title.

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World Champion Nico Rosberg announces shock retirement from Formula 1

Newly-crowned Formula One champion Nico Rosberg on Friday retired from racing with immediate effect in a shocking announcement, just five days after winning his maiden title. Rosberg stunned all while revealing his decision and said he isn't willing to put himself through the wringer, choosing not to make sacrifices again after achieving his long cherished dream.

Rosberg made the announcement at a Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) press conference where he received the trophy for becoming the world champion. He then wrote a lengthy farewell speech on Facebook.

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Nico Rosberg: "Lewis is one of the best in the world"

Ahead of the FIA Prize giving ceremony in Vienna, Austria, on Friday when he will be officially crowned, 2016 Formula One World Champion-elect Nico Rosberg yesterday touched down in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the first stop of a whistle-stop global celebration tour.

Fresh from his triumph and celebrations in Abu Dhabi, Nico made the home of the team's title partner PETRONAS his first destination to celebrate his maiden world title. He was joined by Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff, in honour of the team's third consecutive World Constructors' Championship, and President and Group CEO of PETRONAS, Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.

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Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Rosberg crowned World Champion

Lewis Hamilton kept up his end of the bargain by winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but the victory wasn't enough to overturn a 12 point deficit as his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was crowned a World Champion for the very first time in his career, becoming the first racer ever to take 206 races to achieve such a feat.

Hamilton and Rosberg both made excellent starts to the race and escaped the attentions of the chasing pack, but an interesting race strategy adopted by Max Verstappen allowed the young Dutchman to move ahead of Rosberg after the latter pitted.

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Hamilton beats Rosberg to Abu Dhabi pole

 Mercedes superstar Lewis Hamilton gave his title aspirations the best possible boost, comfortably beating teammate Nico Rosberg to pole position for tomorrow's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a fantastic time of 1:38.755, the only sub 1:39 time set in the day. Rosberg is still very much in the hunt though as he will line-up alongside Hamilton on the front row of the grid as Silver Arrows recorded their 14th front row lockout of the season.

Hamilton's pole was his 12th of an incredible season and the 61st of his career as Mercedes completed another run away season with 20 of 21 possible pole positions. He will need to convert his pole to a win and also hope that Rosberg doesn't record a podium finish to win the Drivers' Championship.

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Disappointing end to the season for Toyota at 6 Hours of Bahrain

Toyota Gazoo Racing experienced a disappointing end to the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season in the 6 Hours of Bahrain.

The #5 TS050 HYBRID of Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima was the lead TOYOTA in fourth, just the third time this year that the team has missed out on the podium. Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi in the #6 car began the race with an outside chance of the drivers’ World Championship, but fifth place was not enough to overhaul the Porsche #2 crew of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb.

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Toyota relegated to Third Row at 6 Hours of Bahrain

Toyota Gazoo Racing will start the final race of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season from the third row of the grid after a frustrating qualifying for the 6 Hours of Bahrain.

Both TS050 HYBRID cars had their fastest qualifying laps deleted for exceeding track limits at the Bahrain International Circuit as the drivers pushed to the limit and beyond in the battle for grid positions.

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