Lewis Hamilton is the race winner for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after leading virtually the entire race. In the last part of the race, the Briton tried to slow down Nico Rosberg to be overtaken by Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen, but the three-time champion did not succeed. With a second place and a five-point advantage, Nico Rosberg crowned this season with the title of world champion. Third was Sebastian Vettel, who seriously threatened Rosberg in the risky tactics of a late last stop in the final laps. Fourth place went to Verstappn, who collided with Nico Hulkenberg in the first lap of the race and then had to break through from behind.
Junior five-time world champion Marc Marquez attributed this year’s success to a tough last season in which he learned some important lessons. The 23-year-old Spaniard became the world champion in the highest class of motorcycling for the third time, in which he is competing for the fourth season, and at the same time he became the youngest three-time champion of the MotoGP class. The key to its success, however, is a more relaxed approach, with less risk. “We had a huge amount of trouble at the start of the season,” Marquez said after winning the title. "But we believed we could succeed and we didn't give up. This year we changed our approach and I drove more calmly. At some points I drove more at the border and I was always faster. Last year I had some problems, I felt pressure and in the end season was left without a title, but this year I came back even stronger
Given that Lewis Hamilton is already this year's Formula 1 world champion, yesterday's race was still interesting, as Hamilton tried to overtake Nic Rosberg several times, but he did not succeed. With the victory, Rosberg secured the title of this year's Formula 1 runner-up. Brazil is obviously a good racetrack for him, as he also won last year at the Interlagos racetrack, winning five first places this season. Second was Hamilton with a lag of 7,7 seconds. Hamilton will have to wait another year for his eventual victory in Brazil, which he has been waiting for for eight years. Third was Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari could not do anything against the speed of Mercedes cars this time as well. As he said after the race, he tried to squeeze everything out of the car, but he did not manage to do it in the whole race.
Jorge Lorenzo became the world champion of this season with the so-called victory from the start to the finish. The Spaniard, who became the third world champion of the heaviest class of motorcycling, kept both Honda racers behind him in the last laps with last strength, who eventually finished second and third. The eighth-grader of this year's championship, Valentino Rossi, despite a quick breakthrough from the background, finished the race in fourth place, so he ran out of five points for the title. More to follow ...
Honda boss Livio Suppo claims that Dani Pedrosa, despite not yet becoming a world champion in the elite class, is one of MotoGP’s top racers. The Spaniard has won 26 races in the Honda factory team in nine seasons, but has not yet won the world title, and has been overshadowed by teammate Marc Maruqez in the last two seasons. Pedrosa was the first to beat Marquez this season. This happened at the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, and later the Spaniard slipped to fourth place in the championship, behind both Yamaha racers, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. Suppo claims that it is not only Dani who is to blame for the lack of points, but he cited the collision with Andrea Iannone in Australia as an example. "Denmark is a bit sorry for me as he was in second place in the overall standings almost all season," he said.
Jacques Villeneuve said that the first appearance of 17-year-old Max Verstappn in the formula will be taken as an insult, as all racers, including him, unlike the Dutchman, had to prove themselves much more and prove themselves in many lower categories. "Are they aware at Red Bull that they are going to seat a child in a Formula One car?" wondered the 1997 season champion. "I have no doubt he's fast, but he has no experience. I got into Formula One myself when I was 25 after winning Indy Car. Before you play with the lives of others, you have to learn racing and the role of Formula One is not learning, ”said the universally critical Canadian, who believes the newly adopted age limit of 18 is still too low. "The limit should be at 21. You should get into Formula One as a winner with a lot of experience. F1 is not a place where
In the penultimate race of the World Rally Championship in Spain, Frenchman Sebastien Ogier confirmed his world title in 2014. For that, he needed a dominance over team-mate Jari-Matti Latvalo, who landed in second place. However, when the competitors drove on a very dusty track and tried to achieve the best time, Ogier managed to gain a 36.6 second advantage over Latvala on Friday. The Finn fought successfully over the weekend, reducing the Frenchman's lead to just 11.3 seconds, thus confirming his seventh win of the year, as well as his second championship title. Kris Meeke was also a sharp competitor in Friday's race, but a double punctured tire prevented him from continuing the race. Andreas Mikkelsen also suffered a tire injury and so he failed to win, but he has another race on the ox
Friday's short speed trials over Idrija were the introduction to this year's sixth rally for the national championship, the Idrija rally. Rok Turk and his co-driver Ene Ložnar are also competing in the rally, and after a good four kilometers of racing with their Peugeot 208 R2, they are currently in 2nd place in the overall standings and in the leadership of Division 4. "Given that the rally takes place in my hometown , of course I want to introduce myself to the fans with attractive and fast rides.Already at the first two speed trials on Friday they gathered in large numbers along the track and prepared a great atmosphere - I'm sure it will be the same on Saturday. We want to secure a sufficient number of points in the national championship in order to secure 2nd place in the scoring for the national championship before the end of the race.
At the rally in Idrija, the penultimate test of this year's national rally championship, Aleks Humar and his co-driver Florjan Rus will chase their sixth victory this year. Humar confirmed the fourth title of national champion in the rally at the previous rally in Nova Gorica. The Idrija Rally will consist of seven speed trials on Friday and Saturday. At the end of the week, Aleks Humar will be able to celebrate his fourth national title in front of the home fans in Idrija. He won his third national title at this rally last year. As the first racer after thirteen years, he won the Slovenian Rally with a front-wheel drive car, and together with co-driver Florjan Rus and a racing Renault Clio R3, he also won all six tests of this year's national championship. In Idrija
Already two rallies before the end of the national championship season, Aleks Humar and Florjan Rus (renault clio R3) became the national champions of Slovenia. Aleks Humar and his co-driver Florjan Rus (renault clio R3) also led the Slovenians from the first to the last speed test at the national championship rally in Nova Gorica and with their fifth victory this year confirmed the national champion title in the best possible way. In Nova Gorica, the seventh place in the ranking of the Slovenian championship would have been enough for Humar, but Idrijčan was again in a great mood. In the overall standings, only Italian Claudio de Cecco won with a much more powerful and four-wheel-drive Peugeot 208 T16. Aleks Humar: "Behind us is one of the most difficult rallies of this season, which was marked by weather conditions and a very slippery track. In the first