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Race results - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016 - Hamilton's win fails to stop Rosberg taking championship

Hamilton's win fails to stop Rosberg taking championship
Credit: Daimler AG

Lewis Hamilton led the Abu Dhabi race from the front, controlling the pace from the start to the somewhat slow finish. He did his best to back Rosberg into the competition but the German held on for second place, securing himself the world championship. Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel finished on the podium, defending from Max Verstappen who himself recovered from a first lap spin, converted to a one stop strategy, and ended up in fourth place.

Jenson Button suffered a disappointing retirement to end his F1 career, but he wasn’t alone. Kevin Magnussen, Valtteri Bottas and both the Toro Rosso drivers also failed to see the chequered flag.

BestSebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:43.729Lap 43
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38:04.0132
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+0.4392
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari+0.8432
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing+1.6851
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing+5.3152
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari+18.8162
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+50.1142
8Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team+58.7762
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing+59.4362
10Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda+59.8962
11Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team+76.7772
12Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team+95.1132
13Esteban OconManor Racing MRT+1 lap2
14Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT+1 lap2
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team+1 lap1
16Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team+1 lap2
17Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team+1 lap3
DNFCarlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro RossoLap 412
DNFDaniil KvyatScuderia Toro RossoLap 141
DNFJenson ButtonMcLaren HondaLap 121
DNFValtteri BottasWilliams Martini RacingLap 61
DNFKevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 TeamLap 52