Valtteri Bottas had been the front runner to replace 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg ever since the German announced his shock retirement in December last year.
According to Daily Mail, David Beckham and Ron Dennis had a verbal exchange over tables reserved at the One & Only Reethi Rah resort to give celebrity guests the best view of the entertainment
Mercedes are yet to name who they want as Lewis Hamilton's new partner, although reports say they are chasing Valtteri Bottas from Williams.
Nico Rosberg wanted to emulate his father, Keke Rosberg, which he achieved. Now it's time for him to put up his feet and watch the show... which goes on
Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula 1 drivers' world championship at the season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November.
Nico Rosberg's decision, though widely respected, opened a debate over the timing of his retirement, which came five days after he secured the world title at the season finale in Abu Dhabi
Fernando Alonso could end up partnering Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for the 2017 season of Formula 1.
Nico Rosberg paid tribute to longtime friend and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, the outgoing world champion, as well as his father Keke Rosberg who won the F1 title back in 1982.
Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship on Sunday and retired from the sport exactly five days after that
Nico Rosberg defeated Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the 2016 Formula 1 drivers' title race.
Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship from Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton
An official announcement on the French Grand Prix is set to be made on Monday at a press conference to be held at the Automobile Club de France (ACF) headquarters in Paris.
Missing from the programme for next year is the German Grand Prix. Nuremberg is financially unable to stage the race while 2016 host Hockenheim was not willing to take it on for two seasons back-to-back.
To retain the world title Lewis Hamilton had to win and see Nico Rosberg finish off the podium, and appeared to slow down while blocking him in the hope two other drivers could catch and overtake him.
Some reports have said Mercedes could even punish Lewis Hamilton for slowing down the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday in the hope that arch-rival teammate Nico Rosberg could be overtaken and lose the title.
Jenson Button, the 2009 champion, and Felipe Massa, who missed out on the 2008 title in dramatic circumstances after winning his home Brazilian Grand Prix, were both given warm farewells by their teams, friends and paddock regulars.
With 173 points, Sahara Force India secured fourth position at the Constructors' Championships, 35 more than closest rival Williams in the 2016 edition