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Nico Rosberg launches book, ‘Finally’, profiling F1 title victory

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Nico Rosberg has launched a limited-edition book profiling his Formula 1 championship victory in 2016 and subsequent decision to retire from racing.

Rosberg claimed his maiden F1 drivers’ title in Abu Dhabi last month before announcing his immediate retirement from motorsport five days later.

Rosberg’s title victory was a hard-fought one, seeing off a season-long challenge from Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to end the Briton’s streak of championship wins.

Now fans will get a chance to see some unique shots of the final months of Rosberg’s F1 career and title win in a special book, called Finally, that was announced via the German driver’s Facebook page on Christmas Eve.

“During the final months of my battle for the title, my highs and lows were documented by my friend Paul Ripke and immortalised in his fantastic imagery,” Rosberg wrote.

“Now, we can re-live those moments together: the drama of the final race, our emotions after the win and, finally, the announcement in Vienna that I was hanging up my driving boots forever.

“The first edition of Paul’s book didn’t make it into the bookstores before Christmas. But we made 1000 copies for family and friends. And you!

“There will be 50 books, which you can win in a charity raffle for ‘Viva con Agua’. And the 100 highest bids will get one book for sure, too.”

You can find out more information about the book by clicking here.

IMSA results, points, stats package after Sunday at Road America

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Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor delivered Team Penske’s first victory this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, winning at Road America from the pole position Sunday and moving up to sixth in points after finishing no better than seventh in the first three races this season.

The Team Penske No. 7 Acura DPi led a race-high 48  of 63 laps, including the final four after Castroneves seized a restart to take first from Renger van der Zande, who finished second with Ryan Briscoe in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi.

Other class winners at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course were the No. 81 ORECA LMP2 07 of Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley in LMP2, the No. 3 Corvette C8.R of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor in GTLM and the No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 of Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo in GTD.

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Here are the race stats, points and results from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America:


RESULTS: Click here for the overall finishing order and here for the class breakdown.

POINTS: In the DPi standings, the No. 10 Cadillac of Briscoe and van der Zande leads by six points (124-118) over the No. 5 Cadillac of Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais.

The No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor leads the GTLM standings with 130 points, 10 more than the No. 912 Porsche of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor.

In GTD, the No. 12 Lexus of Bell and Montecalvo moved into the lead by four points (121-117) over AIM Vasser Sullivan teammates Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz in the No. 14 Lexus.

The No. 38 of Performance Tech Motorsport leads in LMP2.

Click here for the points standings for drivers and teams after Road America.

STATS PACKAGE FOR ROAD AMERICA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Leader sequence

Lap chart

Race analysis by lap

NEXT: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes will race Aug. 21-22 at Virginia International Raceway.