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Nico Rosberg wins F1 world title

AAP logoAAP 27/11/2016

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has won his first Formula One world championship after finishing second at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Rosberg finished the race behind teammate Lewis Hamilton, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel third, the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo fourth and fifth respectively.

It was a tight finish as Hamilton slowed noticeably towards the end of the race in a bid to stack up the field and try and give other cars an opportunity to pass Rosberg so as Hamilton could get a points buffer over the German and win an improbable fourth world title.

It was not to be though as Rosberg held off Vettell and Verstappen in the closing laps.

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