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Rosberg takes out Formula One Championship. 

28.11.2016

Credit: AMG Petronas 
Despite Lewis Hamilton's valiant efforts, Nico Rosberg has managed to take out the 2016 Formula One Championship in Abu Dhabi for Mercedes-AMG Petronas.
Hamilton came under fire Sunday for purposefully trying to back his teammate into rivals, however Rosberg was just too good for third place getter Sebastian Vettel.
After disregarding direct orders from Mercedes management to not try any strategic games to delay his teammate, Hamilton had to be reprimanded by Mercedes' Executive Technical Director Paddy Lowe to pick up the pace.
However, Nico Rosberg's points lead on Hamilton ensured he would take home the 2016 World Championship with only a podium finish and as he finished second to Hamilton, was still able to win the Championship.
The Rosberg family are one of only two family's to ever have a father and son both win a Formula One title, after Graham and Damon Hill.