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Rosberg wins F1 World Championship 2016, finishes 2nd at Abu Dhabi GP

Rosberg clinched the 2016 world championship, denying his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who was bidding for his fourth crown.

SNS | New Delhi |

Mercedes’ driver Nico Rosberg on Sunday clinched the 2016 world championship, denying his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who was bidding for his fourth crown.
Despite finishing on the top at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Hamilton failed to secure the F1 2016 title, while Rosberg who finished on second was crowned world champion for the first time.
With the victory, Rosberg has followed the family trend, emulating his father Keke, who had won the F1 World Championship in 1982.
The father-son pair of Keke-Rosberg was second such pair in the history of F1 championships as earlier Graham and Damon Hill stood sole father-and-son pair to have won the world championship.
The 31-year-old races under a German licence and has now become the third German driver to win the world championship after Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, who won first time in 1994 and 2010 respectively.
Rosberg has won the title by just a margin of five points. However, the fact that Hamilton has won 10 races compared to Rosberg’s nine in calendar year will just be a matter of consolation for him.