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15:00 

And that's it for 2015! Thank you for your company this season - let's hope for some good work from Ferrari, Red Bull and the rest over the winter to add some excitement for 2016.

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"It's been an amazing year," says Hamilton. "I'm happy. I really have to take my hat off to this team. We've truly shown that Mercedes-Benz is the best team in the world."

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Rosberg says that he and Hamilton won't be going for dinner to discuss the race, but they'll catch up later. Awkward.

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"Austin was the low point of the season - since then I've come back a lot stronger," says Rosberg. "It's great to end the season like this, go on holiday like this."

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The German national anthem. Lewis Hamilton has a right mardy face as he attempts to restore his hair to its usual glory.

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Daggers between Hamilton and Rosberg in the room afterwards, covered up with a perfunctory handshake.

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Lewis Hamilton finishes second, with the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel following.

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Nico Rosberg wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - that's three in a row for him!

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Rosberg's complaining about vibrations in his car, but he only has to make it last for another minute and a half.

55/55 

And Max Verstappen is also going to get investigated for ignoring blue flags. Sigh.

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52/55 

And that's what they've done.

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Hamilton is reassured that if the backmarkers holding him up don't get out of the way, Rosberg's engine will be turned down to compensate.

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Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso has that end of term feeling and decides he might as well try and clock some decent lap times.

49/55 

They've given Verstappen a five-second penalty for leaving the track and accruing an advantage.

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The stewards are investigating that manoeuvre. Seriously? Great driving, aggressive stuff from both, surely?

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Rosberg is being held up by Verstappen, who's seeing the blue flags.

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46/55 

Lovely driving as Button fights Verstappen off and manages to do so without taking chunks out of either car.

45/55 

Hamilton's lapping quickly, but does he have enough time to close a ten-second gap on Rosberg now?

45/55 

All very serious over the radio today. No Button or Raikkonen scorn. It's a lack.

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43/55 

Jenson Button is into 12th, having moved past the Saubers. Some good driving there.

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2.5 seconds, that stop - pretty good.

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And Mercedes are preparing for a pit stop, so Hamilton has obviously been persuaded.

41/55 

Hamilton asks if he can back off a little bit and look after his tyres. No. No, Lewis, you can't. You're going to have to pit, even if you don't like it.

40/55 

And immediately afterwards, here comes the instruction: "Box, Sebastian, box."

39/55 

Sergio Perez in fifth is wondering what Sebastian Vettel's plans are. "He has to stop," his team tell him. That car is poised.

38/55 

Hamilton wants to know "how long you want me to keep this up". Breezy response about how good the tyres are looking. So pretty much keep going.

36/55 

Hamilton's got a 17.5-second lead, but hasn't taken his stop yet - he's asking what tyres "the other car" is on. (He's on primes.)

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33/55 

6.6 seconds in the pit for Kimi Raikkonen, a problem with the front right tyre.

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Hamilton's trying to push as he assumes the lead, but he's got backmarkers to move through while Rosberg has space.

32/55 

"Nico. Important. RS only in the pit lane." What does that mean? Martin Brundle thinks it's "race start" procedures and speculates about potential car problems.

31/55 

Raikkonen is told he's maintaining the same pace as Rosberg, who will be pitting soon.

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And time for Bottas to finally serve that penalty he picked up earlier.

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27/55 

Rosberg seems to be suffering a little and Hamilton is capitalising - now just 1.7 seconds behind.

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26/55 

Fastest lap so far - Lewis Hamilton. He's cut into Rosberg's advantage but not yet in a position to make a move.

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24/55 

"Box, Sebastian, box!" comes the order. "I can squeeze one more," comes the reply. One suspects a bit of sarcasm there.

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23/55 

Ricciardo is looking very bright today. Grosjean is the next driver in his sights.

21/55 

A worried-sounding Verstappen reports flat stops and the need to box as soon as possible, pulling in to the pits straight away.

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18/55 

Max Verstappen eases past Carlos Sainz, while Lewis Hamilton manages to take half a second out of his own team-mate's lead.

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18/55 

Vettel still hasn't stopped, mind, although his tyres do seem to be suffering.

17/55 

Vettel is told to move aside for his quicker team-mate, which he does, dropping down to fourth.

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Meanwhile, Nico Rosberg is coasting out in front, with a seven-second advantage over his team-mate.

15/55 

Fastest lap for Kimi Raikkonen of all people, almost ten seconds off the lead in fourth place.

14/55 

Vettel is slopping about all over the place at the moment, and concedes second place to Hamilton again.

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Daniel Ricciardo hasn't had as much opportunity as he'd like to try out his overtaking this season, so he's enjoying today - Marcus Ericsson is his latest victim, and his team tell him to continue getting stuck in.

12/55 

That's going to be a five-second penalty for Bottas's unsafe release. Meanwhile, the Mercedes engineers clock a 2.2-second stop for Hamilton.

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Bottas wouldn't have been able to see Button coming in - he did have the green light.

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Jenson Button has just smacked into Valtteri Bottas in the pit lane, and a big chunk of the Williams has swirled off into the side of the track. They're both going to have to pit again.

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9/55 

Hulkenberg has dropped down to tenth now after that little duel with Ricciardo further up the field.

8/55 

Really poor pit stop for Carlos Sainz and Toro Rosso, over six seconds.

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Drive-through penalty for Alonso. What a season for Nando.

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Nico Hulkenberg is complaining about understeer, and he's struggling to hold off Daniel Ricciardo, who eventually moves past him into fifth.

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Looks like Felipe Nasr played a role in that first-corner collision, clipping Alonso and sending him into the back of Maldonado.

4/55 

Some interesting battles down the field as Felipe Massa competes with Carlos Sainz, and Bottas and Kvyat are pushing at the bottom of the top 10.

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Vettel is currently cutting a swathe through the field.

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2/55 

Sorry, no, it was Alonso, not Button - Alonso's just come into the pits.

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And it seems extremely fitting that it was Pastor Maldonado in the Lotus - who's had to retire.

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It was poor Jenson Button off at the first turn but he's back in the pack as sparks fly all around the place.

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Great start for Nico Rosberg, making the post of pole there, but there's a Lotus and a McLaren out at the first turn.

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Lights out!

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Time for a formation lap, then? Yes, let's.

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12:45 

Time for the national anthem, plus a very colourful fly-past.

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Meanwhile, Romain Grosjean starts in 19th after a gearbox change, and Roberto Merhi starts from the pitlane.

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12:00 

Good afternoon, all, and welcome to the 2015 F1 finale in Abu Dhabi.