Fears F1 races would be made boring in 2014 by new regulations and Mercedes’ dominance were unfounded, according to F1 Fanatic’s Rate the Race poll results.
Eight different drivers won F1 Fanatic’s Driver of the Weekend polls during the 2014 season, but world champion Lewis Hamilton came out on top.
Caterham’s crowdfund helped them return to the track in Abu Dhabi. Dozens of new names, including that of a local pub, were plastered over their cars.
Find out who won the 2014 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship and who took the top prizes in the final round.
There was joy and despair on the radio at Mercedes when the championship was settled in Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile F1’s newest driver drew the ire of Fernando Alonso.
Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.
Who do you think was the best driver during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend? Compare how they did and vote for the best.
Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of multiple champions – and passed Fernando Alonso to join F1’s top five race winners.
Lewis Hamilton seized the lead at the start of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and delivered a championship-winning performance – while bad luck struck team mate Nico Rosberg.
Felipe Massa doubted he could have won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix despite closing rapidly on Lewis Hamilton at the end of the race.
In their final race as team mates, Daniel Ricciardo decisively beat Sebastian Vettel after the two Red Bull drivers started from the pit lane.
What did Hamilton’s ‘driver default 44’ message mean? And why were Lotus mechanics chuckling when Maldonado retired? Find out in Sunday’s Twitter highlights.
Ferrari’s poor pace in Abu Dhabi was highlighted by the fact Fernando Alonso’s best lap time was only 0.007s faster than Kamui Kobayashi’s.
Lewis Hamilton says adopting a more mature approach helped him bounce back from the disappointment of Spa by winning five races in a row.
The 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in pictures.
Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn described the team’s 2014 campaign, the first in which it failed to score any points, as “a huge disappointment”.
Fernando Alonso gave a further indication about his plans for next season saying he intends to join a “project that will challenge Mercedes hopefully soon”.
Jenson Button said a mid-season change of race engineers made for a “tricky” phase in his campaign this year.
Lewis Hamilton said clinching his second world championship title means even more to him than when he won his first one in 2008.
Lewis Hamilton clinched the 2014 drivers’ championship title in style by taking his 11th victory of the season while team mate Nico Rosberg retired.