In photos: Where Hamilton lost the title

In photos: Where Hamilton lost the title

Nico Rosberg has been crowned a worthy World Champion, but with a narrow five-point margin over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, it was a close-run competition. GPUpdate.net takes a look at where the Briton's title defence fell apart, through a mixture of misfortune, circumstance and self-inflicted setbacks. Read more…

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  1. Monday 5 December 2016

  2. In photos: Where Hamilton lost the title 07:32

    In photos: Where Hamilton lost the title

    Nico Rosberg has been crowned a worthy World Champion, but with a narrow five-point margin over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, it was a close-run…

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  3. Sunday 4 December 2016

  4. Hamilton only wants 'equal rights' in 2017 12:02

    Hamilton only wants 'equal rights' in 2017

    Lewis Hamilton says he is not fussed by who partners him at Mercedes next season, and that his only request is that he has "equal rights" with his new…

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  5. Saturday 3 December 2016

  6. Hamilton: Rosberg retirement 'not a surprise' 10:32

    Hamilton: Rosberg retirement 'not a surprise'

    Lewis Hamilton says Nico Rosberg's decision to retire was "not a surprise", despite the newly-crowned World Champion stunning most of the sport with his…

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  7. Thursday 1 December 2016

  8. Wolff: Malaysia failure cost Hamilton title 11:12

    Wolff: Malaysia failure cost Hamilton title

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has conceded that Lewis Hamilton's engine failure at the Malaysian Grand Prix, while on course for victory, cost him the title, but he…

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  9. Rosberg: Hamilton 'one of the best ever' 07:26

    Rosberg: Hamilton 'one of the best ever'

    Nico Rosberg has paid tribute to Lewis Hamilton, describing him as "one of the best ever" drivers in Formula 1 history, after beating his Mercedes team-mate to…

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  10. Tuesday 29 November 2016

  11. Pirelli concludes 2017 test programme 17:03

    Pirelli concludes 2017 test programme

    Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has completed its planned pre-2017 test programme after Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull conducted running at the Yas Marina…

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  12. Unwell Hamilton cuts short tyre test run 13:17

    Unwell Hamilton cuts short tyre test run

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has truncated his run plan during Pirelli's post-race tyre test at the Yas Marina Circuit due to feeling unwell, his team has…

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  13. Hamilton defends Abu Dhabi race tactics 09:04

    Hamilton defends Abu Dhabi race tactics

    Lewis Hamilton has defended his tactics during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he attempted to deny Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg the 2016 World…

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  14. Monday 28 November 2016

  15. Winners and Losers: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 16:32

    Winners and Losers: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton took his 10th victory of the year but it was Nico Rosberg who became Formula 1's new World Champion. GPUpdate.net presents its winners and losers…

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  16. Sunday 27 November 2016

  17. Wolff 'in two minds' over Hamilton defiance 16:26

    Wolff 'in two minds' over Hamilton defiance

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has admitted that he is "in two minds" over Lewis Hamilton's decision to ignore requests to speed up in the Abu Dhabi Grand…

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  18. Hamilton 'feels great' despite title loss 15:23

    Hamilton 'feels great' despite title loss

    Lewis Hamilton says he "feels great" despite losing his Formula 1 title to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton trailed…

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  19. Rosberg clinches title, Hamilton wins finale 14:42

    Rosberg clinches title, Hamilton wins finale

    Nico Rosberg claimed his maiden Formula 1 title at the end of Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as he followed home Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a nervy…

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  20. Wolff 'trusts' Mercedes drivers to behave 07:00

    Wolff 'trusts' Mercedes drivers to behave

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he "trusts" both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to race fairly in Sunday evening's title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which…

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  21. Saturday 26 November 2016

  22. Hamilton savouring final laps in Mercedes W07 14:40

    Hamilton savouring final laps in Mercedes W07

    Lewis Hamilton says he is making the most of his final laps in the Mercedes W07 after taking pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton trails…

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  23. Hamilton beats Rosberg to Abu Dhabi pole 14:02

    Hamilton beats Rosberg to Abu Dhabi pole

    Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg to pole position for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, comfortably ahead of…

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  24. Stewart expects Red Bull role in title showdown 07:32

    Stewart expects Red Bull role in title showdown

    Sir Jackie Stewart reckons Red Bull's drivers could play a significant role in the title showdown between Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton at this…

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  25. 06:28

    Video of the Day: Hamilton's music playlist

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  26. Friday 25 November 2016

  27. Hamilton feeling 'really happy' after first day 16:31

    Hamilton feeling 'really happy' after first day

    Lewis Hamilton declared himself "really happy" after topping the opening day of practice for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton trails…

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  28. Hamilton edges Rosberg in second practice 14:32

    Hamilton edges Rosberg in second practice

    Lewis Hamilton clocked the quickest time to edge out Mercedes team-mate and championship rival Nico Rosberg during the second free practice session for the…

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  29. Hamilton leads Rosberg in first practice 10:31

    Hamilton leads Rosberg in first practice

    Lewis Hamilton outpaced Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg during Friday afternoon's first practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as the pair began on…

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  30. Hamilton promises 'interesting' crew swap story 08:14

    Hamilton promises 'interesting' crew swap story

    Lewis Hamilton says he will divulge "interesting" details over Mercedes' pre-season shake up of its race crew once he retires from Formula 1. Hamilton…

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  31. Thursday 24 November 2016

  32. Hamilton vows to take positives from 2016 12:40

    Hamilton vows to take positives from 2016

    Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he will take the positives from the 2016 campaign into 2017, even if he relinquishes his World Championship to Mercedes…

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  33. Wednesday 23 November 2016

  34. Wolff hails 'exceptional' Mercedes drivers 11:02

    Wolff hails 'exceptional' Mercedes drivers

    Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have been "exceptional" in 2016 and that either would be deserving of this year's World…

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  35. Tuesday 22 November 2016

  36. Hamilton wary of 'pretty impossible odds' 09:12

    Hamilton wary of 'pretty impossible odds'

    Lewis Hamilton has accepted that he faces "pretty impossible odds" to retain his Formula 1 title as he prepares to battle Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg for…

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  37. Monday 21 November 2016

  38. GPUpdate readers back Rosberg for title 15:26

    GPUpdate readers back Rosberg for title

    The majority of GPUpdate.net readers feel that Nico Rosberg would be a more deserving champion than Lewis Hamilton this season, following a week-long website…

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  39. Overview: How the 2016 title can be decided 08:02

    Overview: How the 2016 title can be decided

    Either Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton will be crowned World Champion at this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit.…

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  40. Tuesday 15 November 2016

  41. Hamilton hopes Brazil retains Grand Prix 11:38

    Hamilton hopes Brazil retains Grand Prix

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he hopes that the Brazilian Grand Prix remains on the Formula 1 calendar into 2017, but is aware of the costs involved in…

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  42. 05:28

    Video of the Day: Hamilton gets artistic

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  43. Monday 14 November 2016

  44. Winners and Losers: Brazilian Grand Prix 16:36

    Winners and Losers: Brazilian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen displayed their wet-weather skills, as Nico Rosberg maintained the lead of the championship. GPUpdate.net presents its winners…

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  45. Sunday 13 November 2016

  46. Hamilton was 'just chilling' in Brazil win 19:43

    Hamilton was 'just chilling' in Brazil win

    Lewis Hamilton revealed he was "just chilling" up front as he controlled proceedings at a rain-lashed and twice red-flagged Brazilian Grand Prix to keep his…

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  47. Hamilton wins to set up Abu Dhabi showdown 19:12

    Hamilton wins to set up Abu Dhabi showdown

    Lewis Hamilton crucially claimed victory in a dramatic, rain-hit Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, to set up a…

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  48. Saturday 12 November 2016

  49. Hamilton had Rosberg 'covered' for pole 17:39

    Hamilton had Rosberg 'covered' for pole

    Lewis Hamilton says he had Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg "covered" during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix as he secured pole…

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  50. Hamilton beats Rosberg to Brazilian GP pole 17:02

    Hamilton beats Rosberg to Brazilian GP pole

    Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate and title leader Nico Rosberg to pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix, comfortably ahead of the Ferrari and Red…

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  51. Friday 11 November 2016

  52. Hamilton 'feeling really good' after first day 18:05

    Hamilton 'feeling really good' after first day

    Lewis Hamilton says he is encouraged by his and Mercedes' pace as the team finished comfortably fastest during the second practice session for the Brazilian…

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  53. Hamilton stays ahead in second practice 17:31

    Hamilton stays ahead in second practice

    Lewis Hamilton remained at the top of the times during Friday's second practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix, ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg, as…

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  54. Hamilton leads Verstappen in first practice 13:34

    Hamilton leads Verstappen in first practice

    Lewis Hamilton edged out Max Verstappen during Friday's first practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Mercedes and Red Bull closely matched, as…

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  55. Thursday 10 November 2016

  56. Hamilton to sport one-off helmet design 15:22

    Hamilton to sport one-off helmet design

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is to sport a one-off helmet design at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. Under current Formula 1 regulations, introduced at…

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  57. Whiting explains controversial Mexico incidents 14:10

    Whiting explains controversial Mexico incidents

    Formula 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting has explained the reasoning behind stewards' decisions following multiple controversial incidents in the Mexican Grand…

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  58. Wednesday 9 November 2016

  59. Watson: Both Mercedes drivers deserve title 12:31

    Watson: Both Mercedes drivers deserve title

    Ex-Formula 1 driver John Watson reckons both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are deserving of the 2016 world title, which could be decided at the Brazilian…

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  60. Monday 7 November 2016

  61. Hamilton sets sights on first Brazil victory 12:17

    Hamilton sets sights on first Brazil victory

    Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton has set his sights on claiming victory in Brazil for the first time in his career as he bids to prevent Mercedes…

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  62. Wednesday 2 November 2016

  63. Hamilton suggests softer tyres for Mexico 11:16

    Hamilton suggests softer tyres for Mexico

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has suggested that Pirelli should bring softer tyres to Mexican Grands Prix in the future, after most elected to stop just once…

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  64. Monday 31 October 2016

  65. Mercedes debated pitting Hamilton early 12:03

    Mercedes debated pitting Hamilton early

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the outfit debated pitting Lewis Hamilton for a new set of tyres after his heavy lock-up on the opening lap of the Mexican Grand…

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  66. Mercedes breaks own record with 17th win 09:24

    Mercedes breaks own record with 17th win

    Lewis Hamilton hailed an "incredible" effort as Mercedes broke its own record for the most victories recorded by a team in a single season, after he won the…

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  67. Sunday 30 October 2016

  68. Hamilton feared race was over after Turn 1 22:47

    Hamilton feared race was over after Turn 1

    Lewis Hamilton feared he had blown his Mexican Grand Prix chances after suffering a heavy lock-up under braking for the first corner. Hamilton, who started…

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  69. Rosberg says Hamilton did a better job 22:07

    Rosberg says Hamilton did a better job

    Nico Rosberg says Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton "did a better job" in Mexico, and has played down suggestions that the Briton should have been penalised for…

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  70. Hamilton wins to keep title hopes alive 20:45

    Hamilton wins to keep title hopes alive

    Lewis Hamilton converted pole position into victory at the Mexican Grand Prix, in the process cutting Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's championship lead to 19…

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  71. Saturday 29 October 2016

  72. Hamilton: Mexico now feels like a 'race track' 20:38

    Hamilton: Mexico now feels like a 'race track'

    Lewis Hamilton says the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez now "feels like a race track" after he claimed pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton…

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  73. Hamilton takes Mexican GP pole position 20:04

    Hamilton takes Mexican GP pole position

    Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix, ahead of Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg, who salvaged second by jumping…

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  74. Friday 28 October 2016

  75. Hamilton's balance better than last year 22:31

    Hamilton's balance better than last year

    Lewis Hamilton says he is feeling "a lot more comfortable" at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez than he did at the same point last year. Mexico returned to…

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  76. Hamilton leads Ferraris in first practice 17:31

    Hamilton leads Ferraris in first practice

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets during Friday morning's first practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix, ahead of the Ferraris and Force…

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  77. Rosberg/Hamilton fight has 'easy-going' side 13:12

    Rosberg/Hamilton fight has 'easy-going' side

    Nico Rosberg says his rivalry with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton remains intense, given their successive title battles, but that there is now an…

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  78. Tuesday 25 October 2016

  79. In photos: Hamilton hits the half-century 16:44

    In photos: Hamilton hits the half-century

    Lewis Hamilton became only the third driver in history to reach 50 Formula 1 victories after triumphing at the United States Grand Prix. Here, GPUpdate.net…

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  80. Sunday 23 October 2016

  81. Hamilton thrilled by 50th Grand Prix win 22:28

    Hamilton thrilled by 50th Grand Prix win

    Lewis Hamilton described a "surreal" feeling as he became only the third driver in Formula 1 history to achieve a half-century of Grand Prix victories, after…

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  82. Hamilton cuts Rosberg's lead with victory 21:43

    Hamilton cuts Rosberg's lead with victory

    Lewis Hamilton trimmed Nico Rosberg's championship lead with a comfortable victory in Sunday's United States Grand Prix, the 50th of his Formula 1 career, as…

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  83. Saturday 22 October 2016

  84. Hamilton hails 'amazing' first Austin pole 20:32

    Hamilton hails 'amazing' first Austin pole

    Lewis Hamilton described an "amazing" feeling as he secured pole position at the Circuit of the Americas for the first time in his career. Despite three…

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  85. Hamilton beats Rosberg to USGP pole 20:02

    Hamilton beats Rosberg to USGP pole

    Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate and title leader Nico Rosberg to pole position for the United States Grand Prix, posting a new fastest lap at the Circuit…

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  86. Friday 21 October 2016

  87. Rosberg wary of changing weather conditions 23:28

    Rosberg wary of changing weather conditions

    Mercedes' Nico Rosberg is wary of changing weather conditions in Austin, after topping the first day of practice for the United States Grand Prix. Rosberg…

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  88. Hamilton leads Rosberg in first practice 17:30

    Hamilton leads Rosberg in first practice

    Lewis Hamilton set the pace during Friday's first practice session for the United States Grand Prix, ahead of title-leading team-mate Nico Rosberg, as Mercedes…

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  89. Thursday 20 October 2016

  90. Hamilton optimistic over start improvements 18:06

    Hamilton optimistic over start improvements

    Lewis Hamilton is confident that he and Mercedes have made gains regarding the start procedure following an array of slow getaways off the line this…

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  91. Wednesday 19 October 2016

  92. 11:02

    Video: Hamilton gets inked in wind tunnel

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