The F1 2016 season is over and what an end for this championship. Nico Rosberg become the World Champion but it wasn’t until the end when we knew if he was going to become or not champion with Lewis Hamilton making a special strategy against his teammate. Wanna know what happened? Keep reading!
At the start Lewis Hamilton kept the first position with Nico Rosberg behind him. One of the menace which was the Red Bull of Ricciardo was overtaken by Raikkonen, and Max Verstappen had contact with Hulkenberg and spun and lost all the positions, changing the strategy for the race.
The Williams had a fight between them, being Massa the one who finished ahead of his teammate on his last race in F1. At the front, Lewis was the first driver to go to boxes and change his tyres, making the same his teammate at the next lap, but both Mercedes drivers found the Ferrari on their exit, losing a few seconds, specially Rosberg, who had Verstappen ahead of him in front.
Button had to retire on his last race too when he had contact with Palmer and broke the right front suspension of his McLaren. It’s so sad to see a great guy like Jenson having to retire this way, we’re sure that we’ll miss him a lot. Another retirement of the race was with Daniil Kvyat and his Toro Rosso. The guys from Faenza had a lot of problems during the race and some laps later, after being crashed by Palmer, Carlos Sainz had to retire too.
Rosberg used the calculator during the whole race, but he was tired of being behind Verstappen so he attacked the dutch driver and overtake him, going the Red Bull driver to boxes a few laps later.
The funniest part of the race came with Lewis Hamilton and his battle with Rosberg. The British driver knew that the podium was enough for his teammate for this race, so he made a slow pace at the third sector, causing the drivers from 3rd to 5th came closer to his teammate, but none of them attacked him. That strategy was made until the last lap, making everyone to think that the championship was not over yet.
During the last laps, with a really fast stint, Sebastian Vettel overtook both Red Bull and was 3rd behind Nico Rosberg. Lewis saw a chance of seeing his teammate losing another position, so he was even slower on the third sector, but it wasn’t enough for the Ferrari driver to overtake the silver arrow.
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Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi GP, but the World Champion was Nico Rosberg who finished 2nd, the podium was completed with Sebastian Vettel. The top 10 was completed with Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Pérez, Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso.
The F1 season is over and now the teams must work hard for the next season with the new rules. Maybe 2016 is over, and we’re missing the sound of the engines and the excitements of the races, but we can’t wait to see the new season that is coming. See you MiniFans and remember… Be mini-good!