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Hamilton claims second world title in Abu Dhabi

BITTERSWEET END:Though he came second overall, Hamilton rival Rosberg scored a victory of sorts after defying myriad technical problems to push his car to the finish line

AFP and Reuters, ABU DHABI

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany was eighth in his final race with Red Bull, one ahead of the man he replaces at Ferrari next season, Spain’s Fernando Alonso, and Finn Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari.

Rosberg struggled with a series of problems, but refused to retire when offered a chance to pit with two laps remaining.

“I’d like to go to the end,” Rosberg said, despite knowing his fate when he was lapped at the end.

Showing great sportsmanship and dignity in defeat, he went to the pre-podium room to embrace and congratulate Hamilton, a gesture that spoke volumes of their rivalry.

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