Lewis Hamilton seized the lead at the start of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and delivered a championship-winning performance – while bad luck struck team mate Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton spun away his chance of victory in Brazil, giving Nico Rosberg a chance to beat him to the championship in the final round.
Lewis Hamilton again lined up behind Nico Rosberg on the grid but showed him the way home at the chequered flag. And now he only needs second places to win the title.
A feeble Russian Grand Prix and its political distractions did not draw F1’s focus away from the concern for injured Jules Bianchi.
Jules Bianchi’s serious crash in the closing stages of the Japanese Grand Prix made the outcome of the race an irrelevance.
The fight between the Mercedes drivers was over before it started in Singapore, putting Hamilton back in the lead of the world championship.
Lewis Hamilton demonstrated that even with a handicapped start he can still show Nico Rosberg the way home, though his team mate retains the points lead.
Mercedes were left counting the cost of a collision between their championship-contending drivers at Spa which let Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in for his third win of the year.
A hectic Hungarian Grand Prix produced many fine performances. But Daniel Ricciardo eclipsed them all to claim a brilliant second F1 victory.
Nico Rosberg won again while Lewis Hamilton’s lowly starting position meant a Mercedes was beaten for the first time this year.