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Rosberg rounds off F1 season with victory in Abu Dhabi

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany leads his teammate Lewis Hamilton of Britain
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany leads his teammate Lewis Hamilton of Britain

Nico Rosberg held off the challenge from Lewis Hamilton to win Formula One's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton attempted a different strategy to his Mercedes team-mate with pole-sitter Rosberg controlling the race at the Yas Marina Circuit.

But his best efforts came to no avail with Rosberg ultimately cruising to a hat-trick of consecutive victories for the first time in his grand prix career.

Rosberg crossed the line 8.2 seconds clear of Hamilton with Kimi Raikkonen taking to the final step of the podium for Ferrari.

Raikkonen's team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who started the race from 14th after a tactical gaffe in qualifying, finished fourth.