F1 2014 Alternative Championships: Round 19/19 (Abu Dhabi) – Hamilton wins second world title

LEWIS HAMILTON regained the F1 world drivers’ championship with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, his 11th win of the season.

Lewis Hamilton proudly shows off the F1 World Drivers’ Champion Trophy. F.I.A. President Jean Todt applauds in the background. (dailymail.co.uk).

Lewis Hamilton proudly shows off the F1 World Drivers’ Champion Trophy. F.I.A. President Jean Todt applauds in the background. (dailymail.co.uk).

His year-long title rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg suffered from reliability problems, something the German team dreaded ahead of the race, and finished a lap down in 14th.

Hamilton is only the second Englishman to win two F1 world championships, the first being Graham Hill who won the 1962 championship with B.R.M. and the ’68 title with Lotus. From a wider U.K. perspective Scots Jim Clark (1963 & ’65) and Sir Jackie Stewart (1969, ’71 & ’73) are the only other British drivers to win the title more than once.

This was Hamilton’s 33rd career victory, putting him a clear fifth on the all-time winners list behind outgoing champion Sebastian Vettel (39), triple world champion Ayrton Senna (41), four-times world champion Alain Prost (51) and seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher (91).

Mercedes wrapped up a season of utter dominance with their record-breaking 16th win of the campaign, though McLaren won 94 per cent of the races in 1988 compared to Mercedes’ 84 per cent this year. Mercedes also podiumed at every race and equalled Red Bull’s record of pole-positions in a season (18) too.

1935 European Drivers’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Lewis Hamilton (44)

38.5

2

Nico Rosberg (6)

43

3

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

65

4

Valtteri Bottas (77)

67.5

5

Kevin Magnussen (20)

73

6

Jenson Button (22)

73

Par Points

74

7

Fernando Alonso (14)

75

8

Sebastian Vettel (1)

77

9

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

77

10

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

79

11

Felipe Massa (19)

80

12

Jean-Éric Vergne (25)

81

13

Romain Grosjean (8)

81

14

Daniil Kvyat (26)

82.5

15

Esteban Gutiérrez (21)

83

16

Sergio Pérez (11)

85

17

Adrian Sutil (99)

87

18

Pastor Maldonado (13)

88

19

Max Chilton (4)

93

20

Jules Bianchi (17)

94

21

Marcus Ericsson (9)

96

22

Kamui Kobayashi (10)

100

23

Will Stevens (46)

146

24

André Lotterer (45)

147

Lewis Hamilton won this championship.

Kevin Magnussen is ranked above Jenson Button because his best finish was second (Australia) and Button’s was third (also Australia). Sebastian Vettel is ranked above Kimi Räikkönen because his best finish was second (Singapore) and Räikkönen’s was fourth (Belgium). Jean-Éric Vergne is ranked above Romain Grosjean because his best result was sixth (Singapore) and Grosjean’s was eighth (Spain and Monaco).

1935 European Constructors’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Mercedes

81.5

2

Red Bull

142

3

McLaren

146

4

Williams

147.5

Par Points

148

5

Ferrari

152

6

Toro Rosso

163.5

7

Force India

164

8

Lotus

169

9

Sauber

170

10

Marussia

187

11

Caterham

193

Mercedes won this championship.

Rookies’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Kevin Magnussen (20)

509

2

Daniil Kvyat (26)

288

3

Marcus Ericsson (9)

174

4

Will Stevens (46)

36

5

André Lotterer (45)

0

Kevin Magnussen won this championship.

Nations’ Championship.

Position

Nation

Points

1

England

426

2

Germany

367

3

Australia

245

4

Finland

229

5

Spain

196

6

Brazil

161

7

Denmark

116

8

Mexico

105

9

France

87

10

Russia

51

11

Venezuela

21

12

Sweden

5

13

Japan

5

England won this championship.

Sweden is ranked above Japan because its best finish was 11th (Ericsson in Monaco) and Japan’s was 13th (Kobayashi in Malaysia and Monaco).

Chase for the Championship.

Position

Driver

Russia

U.S.A.

Brazil

Abu Dhabi

1

Lewis Hamilton (44)

1st

1st

2nd

1st

2

Fernando Alonso (14)

6th

6th

6th

9th

3

Nico Rosberg (6)

2nd

2nd

1st

14th

Out of Chase

Valtteri Bottas (77)

3rd

5th

10th

Out of Chase

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

7th

3rd

D.N.F.

Kevin Magnussen (20)

5th

8th

Out of Chase

Jenson Button (22)

4th

12th

Sebastian Vettel (1)

8th

Out of Chase

Sergio Pérez (11)

10th

Felipe Massa (19)

11th

Lewis Hamilton won this championship.

Formula 1 returns next February with three tests in Spain: one at Jerez and two at Barcelona.

The opening round of the 2015 season, the Australian Grand Prix, will take place on 15th March.

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2 Responses to F1 2014 Alternative Championships: Round 19/19 (Abu Dhabi) – Hamilton wins second world title

  1. 180simon says:

    Only just started following your posts – looking forward to following all of next season all ready 🙂 Thanks a lot.

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