In the round-up: Mercedes will consider replacements for Nico Rosberg on Monday but have already been contacted by half the drivers on the grid, says Niki Lauda.
Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
Toto asked which drivers have called him. Zetsche: "Tell who hasn't called!" Toto Wolff: "All drivers apart from Kvyat and Räikkönen."
— Verena (@miezicat1) December 3, 2016
.@LewisHamilton: "Nico's the worst German teacher, he tells me all the wrong words.." 😂😂😂😂😂
— MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) December 3, 2016
I'm not generally a fan of humorous Christmas cards but Christian Horner's made me laugh 😆 pic.twitter.com/w6DzMI2vly
— Martin Brundle (@MBrundleF1) December 3, 2016
Given the hothousing of drivers from such a young age, I don't think Nico will be the only shock retirement over the next few years
— Ben Evans (@bencommentator) December 3, 2016
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) December 3, 2016
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On this day in F1
Another shock Formula One announcement on this day eight years ago as Honda canned its team: