The highlight of my day today was of course meeting the charismatic Mark Webber in person but seeing the F1 final was also exhilarating. Everyone cheered on Nico Rosberg as he dueled for supremacy with his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton while the sun set on a spectacular weekend of non-stop racing action and entertainment
Fans watched Nico Rosberg hold off current World Champion Lewis Hamilton, as he took advantage of his sixth straight pole to snatch victory from his Mercedes teammate at a thrilling close to the 2015 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
Ahead of the race, Hamilton was crowned 2015 Formula 1 Champion for a third time in the pit lane at Yas Marina Circuit. He was hoping to make today his 44th win in his number 44 Mercedes just before the UAE celebrated its 44th National Day, but the German was too quick and Hamilton walked off with second place on the podium, with Raikonnen placing third – in what turned out to be a top three replay of yesterday’s qualifying.
Rosberg’s triumph concluded three days of track action and spectacular off-track activities enjoyed by fans across the iconic venue.
Throughout the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend, racing fans from more than 170 countries have enjoyed an electric atmosphere, both in the grandstands and away from the track. The final after-race concert, featuring British indie giants Blur, brought the curtain down on a world-beating, non-stop program of entertainment.
As well as the GP2, GP3 and F1 sporting action, the crowd at this year’s race enjoyed a superb range of on-site activities to suit people of all ages. Four themed Oasis areas dotted around public areas of the 5.5km circuit served up a variety of entertainment, from autograph sessions and racing simulators.