Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix earlier today to clinch his second World Driver's Championship of his career. Starting from P2 (Nico Rosberg P1) he had a storming start off the line to take the lead. He never looked back from that moment. He stretched out his lead and took control of the race. Unfortunately, ERS failed for Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, causing him to crawl home in 14th place in the end. Felipe Massa and Valterri Bottas followed Hamilton on the podium, showing yet another great result from the Williams outfit. Other notable drives came from Red Bull young gun Daniel Ricciardo and a bittersweet drive for Mclaren veteran Jenson Button. Ricciardo started from the pit lane and was able to climb his way up to finish in an astonishing 4th place. Button, who is unsure about his future in F1, finished in a commendable P5, yet again proving himself as one of the top drivers in Formula 1. Jenson finished off his race doing donuts for the fans, trying to salvage all the moments left in case this was his last weekend. Many people agree the Brit should remain in F1, however, his 2015 Mclaren seat may be in jeopardy.
It was another superb performance from Lewis Hamilton, putting his name in the record books amongst other double world champions. He has inspired many people this week and has got his fans to rally together to help him win this title. Teammate and bitter rival, Nico Rosberg showed impeccable class today praising his teammate for the win despite the advantage in Hamilton's car. It was a great season between the two, seeing many ups and downs. While their rivalry is intense, deep down, they stay rooted to their long history of friendship ever since their days in karting.
It is sad to see the 2014 season end. It was a fantastic season of wheel to wheel racing. While the engines may not have been loud enough to meet all of our desires, they provided racing that F1 have been waiting for. No more of those boring 2013 Vettel streaks to the finish! There were great moments in Bahrain and low moments in Suzuka (Forza Jules), but overall I think that all of us fans, from all teams, can come together and say that 2014 was a superb year in F1 motor racing.
Congratulation to Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes AMG Petronas! Cheers to a great season of Formula 1, the greatest motorsport in the world!