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autoviva2014-11-24 11:06:46

Hamilton confirms world title in Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg had a poor day and couldn't fight for the title with his teammate

Hamilton conquered his second career title on Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton has become once again the Formula 1 world champion, six years after the 2008 title with McLarenMcLarenMcLarenUnited Kingdom, 1963 > present92 models
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. Now with MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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, the British became the first driver of the brand to win a world title after Fangio in 1955.

The race in Abu Dhabi promised spectacle and a close title fight between the two Mercedes drivers, which dominated the entire season. However Rosberg saw his chances dashed early with a poor start and later problems in the energy recovery system that almost forced him to retire.

Hamilton calmly won in Abu Dhabi and won fifty points which confirmed his second career title in Formula 1. With some ten laps to go WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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made a last effort to attack Hamilton's lead by changing Felipe Massa's tires to super soft, but the advantage of the Brit was enough to secure the 11th win of the season.

Valteri Bottas completed the podium in Abu Dhabi and secured an excellent fourth place in the championship standings. Daniel Ricciardo made a lightning rise in the standings after starting from the pits because of the exclusion of Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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from the qualifying session because of a technical infringement on the RB10RB10Red Bull RB10Austria, 2014 > 2014.

In what may have been his farewell to Formula 1, Jenson Button finished in fifth place ahead of the two Force IndiaForce IndiaForce IndiaIndia, 2007 > present8 models
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of Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez. Sebastian Vettel failed to make such a good race as his teammate and in his farewell Red Bull before joining FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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, the German finished in eighth place.

In the last two scoring positions were the Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.

Check here the Drivers and Manufacturers World Championship final standings.

Results Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 55 1:39:02.619
2 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 55 +2.5 secs
3 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 55 +28.8 secs
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 55 +37.2 secs
5 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 55 +60.3 secs
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 55 +62.1 secs
7 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 55 +71.0 secs
8 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 55 +72.0 secs
9 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 55 +85.8 secs
10 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 55 +87.8 secs
11 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 55 +90.3 secs
12 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 55 +91.9 secs
13 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 54 +1 Lap
14 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 54 +1 Lap
15 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 54 +1 Lap
16 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 54 +1 Lap
17 46 Will Stevens Caterham-Renault 54 +1 Lap
Ret 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 42 Retired
Ret 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 26 Power unit
Ret 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 14 Power unit


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