Top ten pictures from the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1 PicturesPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Yas Marina, 2016

Sparks and smoke as Valtteri Bottas locks up.

Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean, Haas, Yas Marina, 2016

No points for Romain Grosjean or team mate Esteban Gutierrez in the last race of the year for Haas.

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa, Williams, Yas Marina, 2016

Felipe Massa’s son waved him out of the garage as he embarked on his final race.

Team Button

Jenson Button, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2016

McLaren team members sported buttons on their arms in recognition of Jenson Button’s last race.

Jenson Button

Jenson Button, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2016

Button himself revived the helmet design from his 2009 championship-winning season for what is widely expected to have been his F1 farewell.

Start

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Yas Marina, 2016

The title contenders occupied the front row and Lewis Hamilton got away cleanly ahead of Nico Rosberg, setting the scene for a tense race.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2016

Max Verstappen got away less cleanly.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Yas Marina, 2016

Despite his best efforts, Hamilton was unable to provoke any of Rosberg’s rivals into overtaking him.

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Yas Marina, 2016

After an excruciating 55 laps of pressure, Rosberg celebrated his championship success.

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Yas Marina, 2016

Rosberg finally beat Hamilton to the championship.

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