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2016-11-27 16:55

HE DID IT! Mercedes' Nico Rosberg wins his first title at the Abu Dhabi GP. Image: AFP / Nelson Almeida

Janine Van der Post

Abu Dhabi - Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton controlled the Abu Dhabi GP, but team mate Nico Rosberg  took his very first title at the Yas Marina race track.

Rosberg took P2, following in his father Keke Rosberg's footsteps when he took won his championship 34 years ago. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel took a well-deserved P3. 

READ: As it happened - 2016 Abu Dhabi GP

Red Bull's Max Verstappen was fourth, as he just could not push any harder as Vettel had better grip on his tyres.

A rather nerve-wrecking race in the last few laps as Hamilton seemed to be deliberately disobeying team instructions, which also could have been in support of making sure his team mate secures the title. Or, was it?

Click here for the full race report.

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