Formula One Champions Who Didn't Defend Their Crowns

Seven Formula One Champions didn't defend their crowns. Can you name them?
Source: formula1.com
The reason why they didn't defend the crown will appear with the champion
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Last updated: March 12, 2020
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Year of Championship
Champion
Reason
1951
Juan Manuel Fangio
Injury
1958
Mike Hawthorn
Retirement
1970
Jochen Rindt
Decease
1973
Jackie Stewart
Retirement
1992
Nigel Mansell
Switched to Indycar
1993
Alain Prost
Retirement
2016
Nico Rosberg
Retirement
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Level 33
Jun 24, 2021
one could argue that Mike Hawthorn didn't defend due to retirement. unfortunately he passed away before the 1959 season, so when he passed he was still reigning champion
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Jun 24, 2021
True. But he had already announced his retirement from F1, so even if he hadn't died, he wasn't going to defend it. That's why F1 officially list his reason as "retired".