Lewis Hamilton has been crowned Formula 1 World Champion for the second time after winning today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The Brit beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to the title by 67 points after the German finished 14th at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Rosberg began to suffer from ERS problems early on and spent the race struggling to remain in touch. He eventually dropped out of the points and was lapped by his team-mate.
Hamilton meanwhile snatched the lead at the start and never looked back. He appeared to back off mid-race to cover Rosberg, but then upped his pace and held on to win from a fast-charging Felipe Massa. Daniel Ricciardo was third for Red Bull, despite starting from the pit-lane.
Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg in 2014 F1 World Championship
Australian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton makes a disastrous start to the season, retiring on lap three following the engine problems. His team-mate Nico Rosberg wins.
Lewis Hamilton – 0, Nico Rosberg – 25
Malaysian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton gets his season started, winning from pole ahead of Nico Rosberg in Mercedes first 1-2 of the season.
Lewis Hamilton – 25, Nico Rosberg – 43
Bahrain Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton continues the victory but furious Nico Rosberg shouts “That’s not on” as he ruthlessly cuts across his bows during a thrilling duel.
Lewis Hamilton – 50, Nico Rosberg – 61
Chinese Grand Prix
It’s another win for Lewis Hamilton, with his team-mate Nico Rosberg again coming home behind the Brit in Silver-arrow’s third 1-2 of the season.
Lewis Hamilton – 75, Nico Rosberg – 79
Spanish Grand Prix
After just four rounds boss Toto Wolff admits the duo stage separate press conferences to avoid tension. Lewis Hamilton wins his fourth race on the bounce to finally take the lead in the title race.
Lewis Hamilton – 100, Nico Rosberg – 97
Monaco Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton accuses Nico Rosberg of skidded off deliberately to steal pole. From it the German wins. Hamilton accuses Rosberg of being a ”rich kid lacking ambition” and claims they are not friends.
Lewis Hamilton – 118, Nico Rosberg – 122
Canadian Grand Prix
Both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg had bakre problems, but while Hamilton retired with his, Rosberg nursed his car home to second place, as Daniel Riccardo took his first win – and the first non-Mercedes win of the season.
Lewis Hamilton – 118, Nico Rosberg – 140
Austrian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton recovered from starting ninth to take second behind Nico Rosberg, who took his third win of the season.
Lewis Hamilton – 136, Nico Rosberg – 165
British Grand Prix
After a qualifying cock-up Lewis Hamilton wins after Nico Rosberg’s retires while leading.
Lewis Hamilton – 161, Nico Rosberg – 165
German Grand Prix
Insults fly. Hamilton accuses Rosberg of being “a plastic German”, but Rosberg has the last laugh by winning the race. Hamilton comes home third having started 16th after a crash in qualifying. Meanwhile, Massa walked away unhurt after his car was flipped
Lewis Hamilton – 176, Nico Rosberg – 190
Hungarian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton was third after a stunning recovery drive from the pitlane after his engine caught fire in qualifying. Nico Rosberg can only manage fourth.
Lewis Hamilton – 191, Nico Rosberg – 202
Belgium Grand Prix
Perhaps the most decisive moment of the season. Rosberg privately admits causing collision on lap two and is made to publicly apologise. Ricciardo takes the win ahead of Rosberg, as Hamilton fails to finish
Lewis Hamilton – 191, Nico Rosberg – 220
Italian Grand Prix
Rosberg took the lad after Hamilton was slow off the line. The Brit then re-took the lead to win after Rosberg missed the chicane, with conspiracy theorists suggesting it was payback for the collision at Spa.
Lewis Hamilton – 216, Nico Rosberg – 238
Singapore Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg screams “dammit” after missing out on pole. Lewis Hamilton wins from pole.
Lewis Hamilton – 241, Nico Rosberg – 238
Lewis Hamilton one from Nico Rosberg in appalling conditions, but the race is overshadowed by the crash that put Jules Bianchi in a coma.
Lewis Hamilton – 266, Nico Rosberg – 256
Russian Grand Prix
F1 visits Russia for the first time, and Lewis Hamilton wins from Nico Rosberg in another Mercedes 1-2, which secured the Silver Arrows the Constructors’ Championship.
Lewis Hamilton – 291, Nico Rosberg – 274
US Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton lost out to Nico Rosberg in the fight for pole, but had his revenge on Sunday when he passed the German to win.
Lewis Hamilton – 316, Nico Rosberg – 292
Brazilian Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg finally halts Lewis Hamilton’s two-month winning streak as the Brit skids off to finish second and set up a last-race decider in Abu Dhabi.
Lewis Hamilton – 334, Nico Rosberg – 317