Lewis Hamilton drove a controlled race to win at Abu Dhabi and add a second world championship to his roster. Nico Rosberg faced technical issues, starting with the failure of his ERS and then brake pedal. He finished out of the points.
The Williams were the strongest challengers to the Mercedes team this weekend and filled the next two spots on the podium, with Felipe Massa taking second followed by Valtteri Bottas. At one point, the Brazilian looked to be a threat to Hamilton winning the race but the Briton took the chequered flag with 2.5 seconds to spare.