There was plenty of handwringing and questioning after Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix about whether Lewis Hamilton's tactics were on the up-and-up.
In a last-ditch effort to swipe the Formula One title from Nico Rosberg, his Mercedes team-mate, Hamilton drove as slowly as he could, attempting to push Rosberg back into the clutches of Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen.
Hamilton needed a victory coupled with Rosberg finishing off the podium if he was going to grab the championship, but Rosberg held on to second place despite his the Brit's ploy.
ABU DHABI, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Germany's Nico Rosberg won his first Formula One world championship on Sunday after finishing second in a tense Abu Dhabi Grand Prix won by Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton took his 10th victory of the year but it was Nico Rosberg who became Formula 1's new World Champion. GPUpdate.net…
Nico Rosberg notched up his first Formula One Championship title. He finished second at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this Sunday. This helped him land the top spot in the standings for drivers. Nico Rosberg finished ahead of Lewis Hamil...
Mercedes say there is "no time pressure" to decide whether to punish Lewis Hamilton for disobeying team orders in Abu Dhabi.