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    • That's that. I have to say I'm exhausted after that and I didn't leave my seat. Thank you for an amazing 2014 F1 season. We'll be back next year and we are sure you will as well. Cheers

    • Rosberg finished 14th in the end. Paddy Lowe apologises to the German and tells him 'you drove like a champion today and you will have another go next year'. Stevens was down in P17.

    • After Hamilton, Massa and Bottas we have Ricciardo, Button, Hulkenberg, Perez, Vettel, Alonso and Raikkonen in the points.

    • Loud cheers in the Mercedes garage, well Hamilton's side of the garage. He's congratulated by Prince Harry on the Merc pitwall. HE does some donuts and then asks for a British flag.

    • Lewis Hamilton Is Crowned 2014 World Champion as he wins the Abu Dhabi GP. He won it off the line, but was helped by a problem on Nico Rosberg's car. Felipe Massa finishes second with Williams getting a double podium as Bottas is third.

    • It's the final lap of the 2014 season and Lewis Hamilton is set for the win and the title. Massa is not far behind, but it's the final lap so there is no chance.

      Lap 55
    • Looks like the Mercedes team have made some space for Rosberg's car. Retirement on the cards. He is told to 'box, box'. Rosberg asked to continue and he's told 'we are happy for you to continue'. Well played Nico. He's actually been lapped. The gap between Hamilton and Rosberg is 3.2s. The Wags are getting ready celebrate. Well it's just one Wag.

      Lap 54
    • Rosberg is now 13th and he could be lapped by his team-mate soon. Gap between Hamilton and Rosberg is 3.5s. Can the Brazilian do it?

      Lap 53
    • Hamilton is told that 'Nico is no longer a threat'. The German is going very slowly around the track. He's down in 12th. Looks like it is all over. Can I stop the commentary now? I'm told no as Massa is only 4.6s behind Hamilton.

      Lap 52
    • Rosberg drops to ninth as Vettel moves past him, but at the front Massa is now just five seconds behind Hamilton. Fastest lap from Ricciardo 1:44.496. He's down in fourth, but he is 14.8s behind Bottas.

      Lap 51
    • The new-tyre effect is starting to wear off for Massa and Hamilton responds with a personal best. The gap is 6.2s now. Hamilton passes Sutil at the back. Massa does likewise.

      Lap 50
    • Eight seconds have become 6.8s. Looks like it is game on between Hamilton and Massa. Prince Harry is paying a lot of attention to this race. Nicole is starting to look nervous. Vettel now passes Alonso and the Spaniard drops to 10th.

      Lap 49
    • Vettel stops from fifth and he rejoins in 10th, behind Perez. Another fastest lap from Massa and the gap is now eight seconds. Perez takes Alonso on the inside for P8. Ricciardo makes his final stop as well.

      Lap 48
    • The two Red Bulls are yet to make their second pit stops. Ricciardo is third and Vettel fifth. The gap is coming down at the front as Massa does a 1:44 to reduce Hamilton's lead to 9.3s. He was a full second faster there.

      Lap 47
    • Rosberg, who is currently P7, is told that he is looking at P5 if he can keep Hulkenberg behind him. However, the Force India driver is closing the gap. Another fastest lap from Hamilton and the gap to Massa is now 10.6s, but Massa responds with a fastest lap of his own and it's 10.3s.

      Lap 46
    • Great stuff from Williams as it looks like they will push for a win here. Massa is 10s behind Hamilton, but he has the supersofts on. Hamilton is told about the Williams strategy and urged to keep it up. Kobayashi's car is being pushed back into the Caterham garage. That's the third retirement of the day.

      Lap 45
    • Hulkenberg does the business as he overtakes Alonso on the outside. Fastest lap from Hamilton as he posts a 1:46.166. He tells the team 'don't turn up my car'. In other words, I have it under control. Felipe is told to box and he takes on a set of the supersofts. He comes out in second.

      Lap 44
    • Rosberg is all over show here as he reports more problems. The Vettel-Perez duel is over as the Force India man pits. The other Force India driver, Hulkenberg, is hunting down, Alonso.

      Lap 43
    • Bottas is hunting down Ricciardo and he gets into the top three, it will be Williams' first double podium of the season. Vettel hunts down Perez and he overtakes him, but the German overshoots the mark and allows the Mexican back in.

      Lap 42
    • Ricciardo is told that 'Bottas has been told to look after his tyres as he knows we have to stop again'. Rosberg has a bit of a moment with his car as he goes off the track. Means he loses another place, to Button this time.

      Lap 41
    • For you Will Stevens fans out there - and we know there are millions of you - he is still running and in 18th place. Just under 10s behind his Caterham team-mate Kamui Kobayashi.

      Lap 40
    • Fastest lap from Bottas he closes the gap to Ricciardo to 1.1s. Massa holds a 14.7s lead over Hamilton, but the Brazilian still has to stop for a second time.

      Lap 39
    • Rosberg drops another place as Vettel makes an easy move on him. He's now eighth. Not looking good for the German. Hulkenberg pits for supersofts.

      Lap 38
    • We have reached night time in Abu Dhabi. Rosberg asks his team 'if he is looking good for that position he needs if Lewis drops out'. He's told 'just go as fast as you can'.

      Lap 37
    • Bottas pits from third place and comes out in fourth place. His Williams team-mate Felipe Massa continues to lead the race.

      Lap 36
    • Rosberg is told to box, but he will need to do a 'manual pull away'. Wonder if he will get out of the car and pull it himself. He's away without problems after a 4.7s stop. He rejoins in sixth place with Ricciardo and Hulkenberg now ahead of him.

      Lap 35
    • Hamilton is told that 'lower 1.47s are your target times'. Fastest lap from Ricciardo in fifth. Can he catch Rosberg? He's 19s behind.

      Lap 34
    • Rosberg tells his team to 'just get him in the top five or six as safely as possible'. You have to feel for the German. Bottas is not far behind. And here comes the Finn as he moves past the stricken Merc. Then you have Ricciardo, Perez, Hulkenberg, Vettel, Button, Alonso.

      Lap 33
    • Hamilton pits for a second time and it's another good one as he was stationary for just 2.7s. He rejoins behind Rosberg in second place. This is Rosberg's big chance, if you know what I mean. Pretty boring stuff as Hamilton slides past his team-mate. Probably gave him a wave there as well.

      Lap 32
    • Does Hamilton also have a problem? He continues to lap two seconds slower than Massa. Rosberg is doing 1:50s in third place. Looks like there's nothing wrong as they have just turned the car down. Hamilton has been told that he just has to give the word go to turn it up again.

      Lap 32
    • Magnussen pits, but at the front Hamilton has a very slow lap. He did a 1:49 compared to Massa's 1:47.

      Lap 31
    • Last stop of Button's career? Unless he decides to stop again then we will have to type that again. Button rejoins just ahead of Alonso, but the Spaniard is trying to regain the position. They go side-by-side and Button holds firm. Magnussen is not too far behind. Button messes it up as he runs wide at Turn 8 and Alonso gets the move done. Was that the McLaren drive for 2015 decided?

      Lap 30
    • The fire marshals have finally put out the flames. You could see the engine blowing up there as the smoke starts to bellow out of the Lotus. Button pits from P5.

      Lap 29
    • Big cheer in the Williams garage as Massa goes past the stricken Mercedes of Rosberg. Bottas is 12s behind Rosberg, but if the current trend continues then it's only a matter of time before he gets there. Ricciardo pits and rejoins in P6. Alonso pits, but it was a messy one. And a car is on fire! It's the Lotus of Maldonado and he parks it on the side of the road. Fire is still going. Let's start a BBQ.

      Lap 28
    • Still no ERS for Rosberg. Massa is now right on his ERS-less gearbox. Massive, massive moan from the German. Yeah, I would also not be happy if I was him.

      Lap 27
    • The gap continues to grow and it's now 10.9s. Massa is told that 'Rosberg is losing power'. The gap is now 2.6s. Rosberg did say he wants a Williams to get involved. He got his wish.

      Lap 27
    • Rosberg is told that 'ERS has failed'. Retirement coming up? How will the trolls/fanboys/haters react?

      Lap 26
    • Rosberg reports that he is losing engine power. Wow!

      Lap 26
    • Ricciardo is struggling with his tyres and he doesn't fight back as Bottas overtakes him for fourth place. Has Rosberg made another mistake? Does he have a problem as he's now 7s behind.

      Lap 25
    • Sutil pits for a second time. Has Rosberg made a mistake as the lead is suddenly 3.9s behind Hamilton. Yes, he did. Massive lock-up and he went off the track before getting it all back together.

      Lap 24
    • Gutierrez has a bit of slide. To be honest that's the first time I have noticed him today. So good on him for doing that. The Sauber driver, who is probably in his last F1 race, is 15th and just behind Pastor Maldonado, who is also getting his first mention today.

      Lap 23
    • Magnussen finally pits for supersofts and Vettel will probably stop soon as well as he reports that his rear tyres are going off. Yep, he ducks into the pits. It means Ricciardo is the only driver who is yet to stop.

      Lap 22
    • The gap between the Merc pair is 2.6s, but Massa is not going away easily as he's about 7s behind.

      Lap 21
    • The closest action on the track is between Vettel, Button and Alonso. They are separated by a second or so. Hulkenberg is fuming over his penalty and asked his team 'why did I get a ****ing penalty?' Erm, because you forced someone off the track Nico.

      Lap 20
    • Ricciardo, Vettel and Magnussen are yet to stop.

      Lap 19
    • Hamilton holds a 2.6s lead over Rosberg. The German is told that they will run longer on this stint than Hamilton. He responds with a fastest lap of 1:46.869 and the reduces the gap to 2.4s. They are followed by Massa, Ricciardo, Bottas, Magnussen, Vettel, Button, Alonso and Raikkonen.

      Lap 18
    • The season is over for Kvyat as he has parked his STR on the side of the road. Well done Kvyat as he made sure he parked it in a safe place. That means no safety car.

      Lap 17
    • Perez makes his first pit stop, which is quite early considering he was on the soft tyres. Bottas reports that the Caterham pitboard is distracting him. Hulkenberg pits from fourth and he also has to serve his penalty.

      Lap 16
    • Hamilton leads Rosberg by 2.3s with Massa next and followed by Hulkenberg, Perez, Ricciardo, Magnussen and Bottas. The Williams man moves up to P7 as he makes a straightforward pass on Magnussen, who has decided it's not worth fighting.

      Lap 15
    • Ricciardo finally gets the position as he goes on the inside. JEV admitted that he might be pushing too hard. It's all happening as Massa pits, Hamilton does a fastest lap and then Rosberg sets a new fastest lap. Massa has rejoined in P3.

      Lap 14
    • Ricciardo is all over the back of Vergne and he goes on the inside, but it's very tight and the Australian just muscles his way past. Vergne hits back and gets the place back. Nicely done JEV.

      Lap 13
    • Hulkenberg, who is currently fifth, gets a five-second penalty for forcing another driver off the track. Rosberg ducks into the pits and stops for 2.6s. He slots in behind Hamilton again. Massa leads the race, but he still has to stop.

      Lap 12
    • The Mercedes mechanics are getting ready for a stop. Hamilton is 2.7s ahead of Rosberg and is told to 'box, box'. He's stationary for 2.7s and rejoins behind Rosberg, who has been told to push hard, and Massa. Bottas also makes a stop.

      Lap 11
    • Grosjean stops again, this time for a fresh set of tyres. Hamilton and Rosberg are told they will stay out for a bit as they are looking to build a gap over the rest. The first-lap incident between Magnussen and Sutil is being investigation.

      Lap 10
    • In the title decider at the front, Hamilton has opened a 2.1s lead over Rosberg. The Brit is faster than his team-mate on nearly every lap. The two Merc drivers are followed by Massa and Bottas, who are also yet to pit.

      Lap 9
    • Alonso is looking to fight his way through the traffic and Stevens holds him up for a second or so, but the Ferrari has too much space. The two-time World Champion finally gets the place. Grosjean is next to challenge the rookie and he does the business. Kvyat is also having a look now.

      Lap 8
    • Alonso switched to soft tyres, but does Raikkonen have problems. He loses another place as Bottas outbrakes him to take P6. Button is told to box this lap. Raikkonen and Kvyat also pit.

      Lap 7
    • Alonso tells the team he needs new tyres and he ducks into the pits.

      Lap 6
    • Ricciardo goes on the inside of Sutil and Kobayashi at the same time. Nicely done. Raikkonen loses two places in two corners as first Alonso passes him and Kvyat follows suit.

      Lap 6
    • Things are starting to settle down now, but the battle between Raikkonen, Alonso, Kvyat and Bottas are very close. Bottas reports small graining on his tyres.

      Lap 5
    • Bottas is starting to put pressure on Kvyat in seventh. The Red Bulls are still stuck behind Sutil. The Sauber man is given the hurry-up from his team as they want him to pass Kobayashi.

      Lap 4
    • Ricciardo and Vettel have made up a place as they are now ahead of Stevens in the Caterham. Next up is Sutil. Incidentally, Sutil made contact with Magnussen at the start. Fastest lap from Hamilton with a 1:47.142 for a 1.4s lead over Rosberg and Massa another 2.1s behind.

      Lap 3
    • Bottas is another who made a poor start and he is eighth. Grosjean takes his drive-through penalty, but upfront Hamilton has a 1.2s lead.

      Lap 2
    • Magnussen is slipping down the order after a nightmare start, but at the front it's Hamilton in the driving seat with Rosberg second. Next you have Massa, Button, Raikkonen, Alonso, Kvyat, Bottas, Hulkenberg and Magnussen completing the top 10.

      Lap 1
    • The 2014 title decider is underway and it's a superb start from Hamilton as he flies off the line to take P1. Rosberg struggles to get away, but he tucks in behind Hamilton with Massa, Button and Raikkonen next.

      Lap 1
    • Rosberg's supersofts is one lap older than Hamilton's. Magnussen, Vergne, Perez, Hulkenberg, Vettel and Ricciardo are the only drivers on the softs.

    • Rosberg gets the formation lap underway with the track temperatures about 33 degrees Celsius and dropping all the time as the sun sets. Have we mentioned it's a twilight race?

    • There are two DRS zones at the Yas Marina Circuit, but do you really care about that? First and second, that's all that counts today.

    • A final word from Toto Wolff: "We will remain neutral." Thanks for that, Toto.

    • Okay final toilet break done, coffee/tea/water on the side. Strapping and ready for action.

    • Something from Vitaly on Twitter. "All ready for the last race of season. Good luck Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. One of the most exciting races."

    • Back to the title decider, if Nico wins today, he and Kiki will be the second father-son combination to win the title. Graham and Damon Hill are the first of course.

    • Time for some celeb-checking. Prince Harry, the future Mrs Christian Horner - or Geri Halliwell if you like - and Pharrell Williams were in the paddock yesterday. The King of Spain, Carlos Sainz (senior and junior), Mark Webber and Edgar Davids are all there today.

    • Some soundbites from Lewis on BBC, saying he 'I want to win the war, that's the ultimate plan'.

    • We nearly forgot to welcome Caterham back to the grid this weekend. After missing the US and Brazilian races, the team return thanks to money from you and I (not really, I don't earn enough). Also, it's a special day for Will Stevens as he makes his F1 debut and Finbarr O'Connell, who has gone from a chartered accountant and a licenced insolvency practitioner to a Formula 1 team boss. Yes, there is hope for us all.

    • Gareth Bale, apparently he's also a footballer for some club in Spain, has tweeted: "Can't wait for the 2014 F1 decider #AbuDhabiGP , good luck to Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes AMGF1 #deserveit". Let's call it then, no need to go racing for about 100 minutes.

    • Suddenly starting to feel slightly nervous and I actually don't really care who wins as long as there's plenty of excitement. Yeah I hear you, Lewis has won 10 races to Nico's five.

    • Some news regarding Romain Grosjean with the stewards confirming he will have to serve a drive-through penalty in the first three laps. The Frenchman of course used a sixth new internal combustion engine, which usually results in a 20-place grid penalty. However, with him qualifying 16th, he can only drop a few places, hence the drive-through penalty.

    • Actually that's a lie. Red Bull always provide us with something to say. Back to flexi-gate and Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo will start from the pitlane as the team have changed the front wing and nose assembly to the cars.

    • Aaaand we have run out of things to say already.

    • With all the excitement over the title decider, the goodbyes and the Red Bull debacle we actually forgot to say hello. So here it is. Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit.

    • Of course there's also the latest Red Bull flexi-wing shenanigans. The Milton Keynes squad were sent to the back of the grid as the FIA found there was excessive flex in the front wing flaps on both their cars during qualifying. Red Bull say they are being singled out. Sounds a bit like Mario Balotelli (apparently he's a football player, but Liverpool fans might beg to differ) and his 'why always me' T-shirt.

    • It's all about Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg today. Actually maybe we can throw in some goodbyes as well as Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso say cheers to Red Bull and Ferrari while one of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen look set to wave F1 farewell.

    • Do we really need to bother today? Man in fast car beats team-mate in equally fast car to win 2014 F1 World Championship, causing fans to lose their minds. The end! Yes, yes we need to bother today and it's going to be awesome!