Nico Rosberg wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: his recent wins will be tainted by the suspicion that his championship-winning team-mate Lewis Hamilton has lost some intensity. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP Photo

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix started in a blaze of sunshine but ended under a fast dusking sky in a way that was symbolic of Lewis Hamilton’s 2015(...)

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates on the podium after winning the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP

Nico Rosberg held off the challenge from Lewis Hamilton to win Formula One’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton attempted a differ(...)

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany after setting the pole position in he qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton in emphatic fashion to claim his sixth consecutive pole position for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Ger(...)

Lewis Hamilton waves to the crowds as Formula One drivers tour the Interlagos track wearing black ribbons as a sign of mourning for the victims of the Paris attack terrorist attacks last Friday, prior to the start of the Brazilian Grand Prix yesterday. Photograph: Fernando Bizerra jr/EPA

Nico Rosberg won the Brazilian Grand Prix as he continued to look stronger than Lewis Hamilton in the run-in to the 2015 Formula One season. Ro(...)

 Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg sealed his second straight victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix to rubber stamp his runner-up spot in the Formula One world champions(...)

Spectators take pictures of Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil Photograph: AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan

A defiant Lewis Hamilton said: “my main job is done this year”, after he was denied pole position for the sixth consecutive race. Hamilton is yet to b(...)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton enters the pit lane during a free practice for the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP

Nico Rosberg turned the tables on Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton with the fastest lap in Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix practice on Friday. After(...)

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germa at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City Photograph: AP Photo/Moises Castillo

Nico Rosberg will start on pole position for Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix after edging out Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg was 0.188 second(...)

Lewis Hamilton drives ahead of Daniel Ricciardo during the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. The British driver went on to win the race and defend his world title. Photograph: Mike Stone/Reuters

Lewis Hamilton has been crowned Formula One world champion after winning the United States Grand Prix in the most dramatic of circumstances. Nico Ros(...)

 Lewis Hamilton drives his Mercedes on the way to winning the  Russian Formula One Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit. Photograph: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton, after an already superlative season with a dominant Mercedes from which he has extracted the absolute maximum, put one hand on his thi(...)