Lewis Hamilton makes it four in a row at Silverstone, as he ties Jim Clark on five British Grand Prix wins. Taking a lights-to-flag victory and reducing Vettel’s championship lead to a single point after late punctures hit both Ferrari’s.
The 2016 Formula One field ranked from best to worst.
With the season over and Rosberg celebrating his title triumph by retiring, I take a look back over the year and rank the field from best to worst. From a season that went down to the wire, led to the shock retirement of its newly crowned champ and bid farewell to two great drivers. But who came out on top in the class of 2016?
Recap Rosberg’s title glory as Hamilton won the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP.
The duel in the desert become a game of follow the leader as Hamilton backed Rosberg into the pack for his only hope of retaining his crown. But when Vettel and co. failed to join his party, Rosberg partied into the night with his first World Drivers’ Championship in the bag.
Lewis Hamilton caps the year with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. But victory was not enough for his fourth Formula One title as Rosberg clinched his first.
The duel in the desert was called upon to decide the title as the 2016 Formula One season went the distance. Pitching Lewis against Nico for one last joust, but handing Hamilton an uphill task to scupper his team-mate. And despite clinching the final win of the year, his tenth of the season, Hamilton could do no more and Rosberg grabbed his first Formula One crown. Consistency out-doing race victories.
Lewis Hamilton wins the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix.
Pouring rain and pouring hearts for a safety car start at the Brazilian Grand Prix. But when Raikkonen crashed out 10 seconds into a restart to instigate a red-flag, race control’s safety concerns were warranted. Yet when the race got going, more hearts bled for Massa and fans cheered for Verstappen – but it was Lewis Hamilton controlling the race for his first Brazilian victory.
Recap the United States Grand Prix with eight talking points from COTA.
Hamilton finally returned to his winning ways at the United States Grand Prix, having failed to finish on the top step of the podium since the summer break. But even with the 25-points, Rosberg can clinch his first Formula One title next time out in Mexico. After Verstappen’s retirement handed Rosberg Ricciardo’s second place.
Recap the Malaysian Grand Prix with eight talking points from Sepang.
Red Bull roared to success when Hamilton’s victory went up in flames. And with it, potentially his title hopes too as Rosberg resurged to third after a first corner collision with Vettel sent Nico spinning. Continue reading →