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Lewis Hamilton won the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from start to finish.
It was his 53rd win of his F1 career and the 10th win of the 2016 F1 season. Mercedes won their 64th win today and their 36th 1-2 finish.
Right after the start of the race the top 4 came out clean to the first corner. Max Verstappen hit the Force India of Nico Hulkenberg and spun. The Dutchman had to recover from last and drove a very good race again and finished as 4th.
Nico Rosberg won the 2016 F1 drivers title by finishing second and could celebrate this on the podium. At the end of the race Hamilton slowed down his pace. By backing up his teammate he hoped that Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen would pass his German teammate. Hamilton needed Rosberg to finish 4th, to win the drivers title.
|1||44|| Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||01:38:04.013||55||1||25|
|2||6|| Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||01:38:04.452||55||2||18|
|3||5|| Sebastian Vettel||Ferrari||01:38:04.856||55||5||15|
|4||33|| Max Verstappen||Red Bull||01:38:05.698||55||6||12|
|5||3|| Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||01:38:09.328||55||3||10|
|6||7|| Kimi Räikkönen||Ferrari||01:38:22.829||55||4||8|
|7||27|| Nico Hülkenberg||Force India||01:38:54.127||55||7||6|
|8||11|| Sergio Pérez||Force India||01:39:02.789||55||8||4|
|9||19|| Felipe Massa||Williams||01:39:03.449||55||10||2|
|10||14|| Fernando Alonso||McLaren||01:39:03.909||55||9||1|
|11||8|| Romain Grosjean||Haas F1 Team||01:39:20.790||55||14||0|
|12||21|| Esteban Gutierrez||Haas F1 Team||01:39:39.126||55||13||0|
|13||31|| Esteban Ocon||Manor||01:38:34.474||54||20||0|
|14||94|| Pascal Wehrlein||Manor||01:38:40.779||54||16||0|
|15||9|| Marcus Ericsson||Sauber||01:38:41.672||54||22||0|
|16||12|| Felipe Nasr||Sauber||01:38:47.042||54||19||0|
|17||30|| Jolyon Palmer||Renault||01:38:55.205||54||15||0|
|Ret||55|| Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||01:15:22.129||41||21||0|
|Ret||26|| Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||00:26:02.917||14||17||0|
|Ret||22|| Jenson Button||McLaren||00:22:42.839||12||12||0|
|Ret||77|| Valtteri Bottas||Williams||00:11:03.071||6||11||0|
|Ret||20|| Kevin Magnussen||Renault||00:09:47.308||5||18||0|
Fastest lap: 1:43.729 on lap 43 @192.756 km/h by Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF16-H
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