Ryan Wood  |    |  15 December 2016

Mercedes won't announce Nico Rosberg replacement until January

Mercedes AMG F1 Team

Mercedes has confirmed it will not reveal the identity of its replacement for Nico Rosberg this year.

The championship-winning outfit has been left without a team-mate for Lewis Hamilton after Rosberg surprisingly quit the sport five days after winning the championship.

That Anglo-German team have therefore frantically been searching for a replacement and have a shortlist of drivers to work from, but it's believed they've yet to agree terms with anyone.

Mercedes won't therefore be announcing who will partner Hamilton until next year, a team spokesperson confirmed.

"Nothing is planned for the period between now and our return to work on January 3," they said, suggesting an announcement may take some time.

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