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Lewis Hamilton won Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to become the F1 World champion for second time

Nov 24, 2014 14:14 IST

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on 23 November 2014 won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (GP) of Formula One (F1) racing at Yas Marina circuit in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

With this he also won the F1 racing championship for the year 2014 and joined the elite ranks of F1 world champions who have won the F1 world Drivers title twice.

Also, Abu Dhabi win by Hamilton gave the World team title of 2014 to Mercedes who won the title with 701 points. At second was placed Red Bull Racing – Renault and third place was won by Williams-Mercedes team.

Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi GP win with 50 points, 14 points ahead of Brazilian driver Felipe Massa who finished second while Finland driver Valtteri Bottas came third in the race.


Abu Dhabi win was Hamilton’s eleventh win of the season 2014 and with this he won the world drivers title of 2014 with a total of 384 points, 67 points ahead of his team mate and rival Nico Rosberg of Germany.

The World number one, Lewis Hamilton took his first world driver’s title with McLaren in 2008 has now become the first British double world champion since Jackie Stewart in 1971 and only the country’s fourth. The other two Britons with two titles are Jim Clark and Graham Hill.

Jackie Stewart won the title thrice in 1969, 1971 and 1973. Graham Hill won the two tiles in 1962 and 1968, while Jim Clark won the title in 1963 and 1965.

Apart from this, Hamilton has also joined number of other drivers on two titles like Fernando Alonso of Spain. Michael Schumacher of Germany is the all-time record holder with seven F1 world titles, while the most successful current driver is German Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing – Renault who has won it four times.

2014 FIA Formula One World Championship

Grand Prix

Month

Winning driver

Team

Australia

March 2014

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

Malaysia

March 2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Bahrain

April 2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

China

April 2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Spain

May 2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Monaco

May 2014

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

Canada

June 2014

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing-Renault

Austria

June 2014

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

Great Britain

July 2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Germany

July 2014

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

Hungary

July 2014

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing-Renault

Belgium

August 2014

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing-Renault

Italy

September 2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Singapore

September 2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Japan

October 2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Russia

October 2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

United States

November 2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Brazil

November 2014

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

Abu Dhabi

November 2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

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