Abu Dhabi GP – Drivers’ Scorecard

Also this world championship has ended. Lewis Hamilton is the news World Champion and Mercedes signed its sixteenth success in nineteen rounds. They have hit the jackpot.

Lewis Hamilton – 10 He has been able to withstand brilliantly Rosberg’s media and sporting pressure. He signed the eleventh personal victory of the season

Nico Rosberg – 10- He was commendable in Qualifying, with an outstanding time-result. In recent races, this Formula 1 has come close to the record marked with 2008-2009 cars. Credit to engineers. He and Lewis have put together sixteen successes. Pity that start was not perfect. Surely, the next year he will be back there, to fight with his team-mate

Felipe Massa – 9+ A regenerated driver. Only a year ago, he was given for finished. After being bombarded by bad luck earlier in the year, he developed together with Williams, closing with an excellent second place and driving aggressively

Valtteri Bottas – 9 He is the revelation of the world championship, as a young driver. He raced with intelligence

Daniel Ricciardo – 9 Starting from pit lane, recovering up to fourth place, is a great achievement, despite an inferior car. At the beginning of the season, it was unthinkable to assume a season like that. Everyone thought he would be outclassed by Vettel

Jenson Button – 9 Despite rumors, he has continued to drive brilliantly, bringing important points to McLaren

Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez – 8 They have struggled with the knife between their teeth in all races, making the most of their Force India

Fernando Alonso – 7.5 He certainly could not do anything more than that

Kimi Raikkonen – 7 He has struggled too, but the ninth and tenth place is certainly not of Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel – 7 He finished again behind his team-mate, although in Qualifying he had prevailed. He certainly lost the challenge with Daniel. For him, a difficult year ends

Gian Carlo Minardi