Hamilton wins F1 title at Abu Dhabi; Rosberg 2nd
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a poor start.
Hamilton, the 2008 F1 champion, entered the race with a 17-point lead over his Mercedes rival Rosberg, needing only a top-two finish to guarantee the title.
"Woooooo-hoooooo, world champion I can't believe it! Thank you so much guys," Hamilton screamed over race radio, before grabbing a Union Jack flag and waving it above his car as his mechanics celebrated wildly.