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Awkward scenes after Rosberg pips Hamilton to F1 world title

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Awkward scenes after Rosberg pips Hamilton to F1 world title

Awkward scenes after Rosberg pips Hamilton to F1 world title

After the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Mercedes duo didn’t speak, in awkward scenes doing their best to avoid each other as they were weighed and re-hydrated.

Not a word between Hamilton and Rosberg in the cool down room. No sporting congratulations at all from Hamilton to the new champion.

Hamilton’s disappointment is clear, despite his fourth win in a row and 10th of the year.

The triple time world champion did eventually congratulate Rosberg. Being interviewed on the podium by David Coultard, the Brit thanked his team and the fans before eventually getting round to his team-mate.

Hamilton and Rosberg shared an awkward moment

Hamilton and Rosberg shared an awkward moment

Hamilton said: “Honestly I feel great. I want to say thanks for the family for all their support and especially the team for all their great work.

“It’s been a real privilege to be a part of this team and the success we had this year, I never would have thought I would have 32 teams for this team by now.”

He then added: “A big congratulations to Nico, of course.”

The pair then shook hands and briefly embraced. Rosberg said it was a tough finish to the race, but didn’t call out his team-mate’s shady tactics.

‘That was definitely not the most enjoyable race I’ve ever had,’ said the German. ‘Really not very enjoyable those last laps.’

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