Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi grand prix on Sunday but the day belonged to his teammate Nico Rosberg who managed to get a respectable second place on the podium and ultimately sealing his very first Formula 1 drivers championship by 5 points. Incredible stuff in the last few laps as Vettel and Verstappen put pressure on Rosberg but he managed to hold on to second place to finish the season with 385 points, 5 head of Hamilton.
Nico Rosbergs wins the 2016 Formula 1 Drivers Championship! The whole buildup leading up to the big and final race of the season revolved around title race between Mercedes duo where Hamilton managed to win the race but Rosberg did what he had to and finish comfortably second on podium to seal his very first F1 title.
Championship Standings: This is how the drivers standings looks like after the first final race of the season. Nico Rosberg win the 2016 F1 title with 385 points while Hamilton won his 10th grand prix of the season in Abu Dhabi but failed to overtake Rosberg in season standings and lost the F1 title by 5 points.
Rosberg was delighted after the race and rightly so as he was the most consistant driver over the course of the season but Hamilton will look back and think he lost the title rather than Rosberg winning it duo to reliability issues midway through the season.
Hamilton needed a win and hoped that Rosberg finish outside the top 3 which was possible as in the last 6 laps Verstappen and Vettel put massive pressure on Rosberg but he held on to his second place.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016 Race Results:
So the Mercedes dominance continue this season with both Hamilton and Rosberg taking yet another one-two but there is not much to separate Red Bull and Ferrari who consistently very competitive with each other. Below are the official results from Abu Dhabi grand prix.
Formula 1 2016 season came to its conclusion and Nico Rosberg won the 2016 F1 drivers championship after finishing second on the podium in Abu Dhabi while Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi grand prix to finish off a splendid season for Mercedes. Now the 2017 season will get underway with traditional Australian Grand Prix on 26th March 2016 in Melbourne and SkyF1 and Channel4 will cover the next season live in United Kingdom. Until than its a wrap for this season.
Australian Grand Prix 2016 Schedule & Time Table:
Friday, 24 March 2017
First Practice Session: 03:00 am uk time
Second Practice Session: 06:00 am uk time
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Third Practice Session: 03:00 am uk time
Qualifying Round: 06:00 am uk time
Sunday, 26 March 2017
Australian F1 Grand Prix Race: 13:00 uk time
[ SkyF1 will start their coverage of Friday practice session at around 03:00 am uk time while the second practice session begins at around 06:00 am uk time. Channel4 will also broadcast the weekend’s action in UK ]
Formula 1 2016 Season Results & Calender:
So there will be 21 races in the 2016 season starting with Australia GP out of the way, we will move to Bahrain in couple of weeks time for the second grand prix.
|1||Australia (Albert Park)||20th March||Nico Rosberg|
|2||Bahrain (Sakhir)||03 April||Nico Rosberg|
|3||China (Shanghai)||17 April||Nico Rosberg|
|4||Russian (Sochi)||01 May||Nico Rosberg|
|5||Spanish (Catalunya)||15 May||Max Verstappen|
|6||Monaco (Monte Carlo)||29 May||Lewis Hamilton|
|7||Canadian (Montreal)||12 June||Lewis Hmaulton|
|8||European (Baku)||19 June||Nico Rosberg|
|9||Austrian (Spielberg)||03 July||Lewis Hamilton|
|10||British (Silverstone)||10 July||Lewis Hamilton|
|11||Hungary (Budapest)||24 July||Lewis Hamilton|
|12||Germany (Hockenheimring)||31 July||Lewis Hamilton|
|13||Belgian (Spa-Francorchamps)||28 August||Nico Rosberg|
|14||Italian (Monzai)||04 September|
|15||Singapore (Singapore)||18 September|
|16||Malaysian (Spang)||02 October|
|17||Japanese (Suzuka)||09 October|
|18||USA (Austin)||23 October|
|19||Mexican (Mexico City)||30 October|
|20||Brazilian (Sao Paulo)||13 November|
|21||Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)||27 November|
2016 season promises to be one of the best in the recent years as both Ferrari, McLaren has made some great adjustments to keep the pace with Mercedes for the title race. Now much changes has been made as far as the drivers lineups are concerned we have coverage each and every aspect of the 2016 season and once the F1 season gets underway we will be be updating Formula 1 more frequently.
Last Years Driver Standings
So the championship title race was already finished with Hamilton winning his 10th grand prix of the season in United States but Nico Rosberg managed to overtake Vettel after winning Mexican, Brazilian and Abu Dhabi grand prixs/
Lewis Hamilton will start the defense of his F1 title in the opening grand prix in Australia on 20th March 2016. All car manufacturers has released the designs of their new cars and pre-season testing will take place in Barcelona in the last week of February 2016. We will have live action of each and every grand prix at this page with live links posted throughout the grand prix weekend.