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Nov 23, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton savours his greatest day

ABU DHABI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton declared Sunday the greatest day of his life after ending a thrilling season with his second Formula One world championship.

If winning the first title with McLaren after a last-gasp move in Brazil in 2008 was special, then the triumph under the Abu Dhabi floodlights was something else again.

Nov 23, 2014

Hamilton and Rosberg shake hands on epic season

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton hailed Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg as a “phenomenal competitor” on Sunday after the beaten German extended a congratulatory hand to his triumphant Formula One title rival.

“Perhaps things naturally will ease up a little now,” said the Briton, a double world champion after Rosberg’s bid to thwart him was hampered by engine troubles that left him out of the points.

Nov 23, 2014

Motor racing-Dad’s the word as family spring surprise on champ

ABU DHABI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton had assured everyone his family would not be with him on the biggest weekend of his Formula One career but they thought otherwise.

As the Mercedes driver took the chequered flag in Abu Dhabi for the race win and his second title, father Anthony, brother Nic, step-mother Linda and girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger were there to celebrate.

Nov 23, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton and Rosberg shake hands on epic season

ABU DHABI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton hailed Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg as a “phenomenal competitor” on Sunday after the beaten German extended a congratulatory hand to his triumphant Formula One title rival.

“Perhaps things naturally will ease up a little now,” said the Briton, a double world champion after Rosberg’s bid to thwart him was hampered by engine troubles that left him out of the points.

Nov 23, 2014

Double top for Hamilton

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Grand Prix greats come from all sorts of backgrounds but few started life with the odds stacked against them quite as heavily as Lewis Hamilton.

The Briton, who celebrated his second Formula One title with Mercedes on Sunday, grew up in social housing with money tight and his father holding down multiple jobs to fuel his son’s progress through karting.

Nov 23, 2014

Motor racing-Double top for Hamilton

ABU DHABI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Grand Prix greats come from all sorts of backgrounds but few started life with the odds stacked against them quite as heavily as Lewis Hamilton.

The Briton, who celebrated his second Formula One title with Mercedes on Sunday, grew up in social housing with money tight and his father holding down multiple jobs to fuel his son’s progress through karting.

Nov 23, 2014

Hamilton takes second F1 title in style

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double Formula One world champions on Sunday after a nerve-racking drive to victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

In a floodlit race overshadowed by the ever-present specter of mechanical failure after the Briton’s Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg suffered a loss of power early on, Hamilton raced to his 11th win in 19 races.

Nov 23, 2014

Motor racing-Hamilton takes second F1 title in style

ABU DHABI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double Formula One world champions on Sunday after a nerve-racking drive to victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

In a floodlit race overshadowed by the ever-present spectre of mechanical failure after the Briton’s Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg suffered a loss of power early on, Hamilton raced to his 11th win in 19 races.

Nov 23, 2014
Nov 23, 2014

Alonso hits back at Ferrari boss Mattiacci

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso has hit back at Ferrari principal Marco Mattiacci for saying that Sebastian Vettel would bring “the utmost motivation and commitment” to the Formula One team when he replaces the Spaniard next season.

“I heard the comments and I don’t think they were very good,” Alonso told reporters ahead of his last race for the Italian team at Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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