Hamilton Wins Abu Dhabi, Second F1 Championship
Lewis Hamilton won his second F1 World Championship on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton didn’t need to be perfect in Sunday’s Formula One race in Abu Dhabi to be crowned World Champion, but he pretty much was.
Hamilton won the season-ending F1 event as he held off a charging Felipe Massa. Hamilton’s effort, combined with engine problems in the car of his Mercedes AMG teammate/closest pre-race pursuer – Nico Rosberg – allowed Hamilton to cruise to the 2014 championship.
The championship was the second for the British driver. The victory was his 11th of the year.
Rosberg limped to 14th-place finish – a lap down to his teammate.
Rosberg and Hamilton started the race – which paid double championship points – next to each other on the front row. They started with Hamilton having 334 championship points and Rosberg second with 317.
Hamilton quickly took control and began gapping his teammate, who won five races in 2014.
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