Nico Rosberg ended his 2015 season in triumph when he won his third race in a row in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, finishing more than eight seconds ahead of world champion Lewis Hamilton.

The 30-year-old German made a perfect start from his sixth successive pole position and, pit-stops apart, was in control all the way.

Rosberg celebrated his sixth win of the year and the 14th of his career. It was his first success at the Yas Marina circuit where Hamilton beat him in 2014 to take his second title.

Hamilton won 10 races this year, but was unable to rediscover the form that carried him to the championship.