F1: Nico Rosberg wins 2016 Formula 1 title after finishing second at Abu Dhabi
Mercedes AMG F1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton wins the race; Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel third
Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula 1 Driver's Championship title after finishing second at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina circuit. It was Rosberg's Mercedes AMG F1 team-mate and title-rival Lewis Hamilton who won the race. Rosberg went into the race only needing to finish third, to take home the title, in the event that Hamilton won the race. As things turned out, he managed to finish second. Rosberg now forms part of only the second-ever father-son duo to win F1 world championship titles - his father Keke Rosberg won the title in 1982. The other...
Max Verstappen finished second to take a six-point lead in the driver's championship.
Verstappen is a major threat to Hamilton's bid for an eighth world title to surpass Michael Schumacher and stand alone among F1 greats. He leads Hamilton 7-5 for wins this season and 7-3 for pole positions.
Hamilton, the championship leader, set a new lap record three times in qualifying but because his team incurred a 10-place grid penalty by changing his engine ahead of the race he will start 11th.