How Hamilton beat Rosberg to the 2014 title

Updated 1955 GMT (0355 HKT) November 23, 2014
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It's been a nail biting rollercoaster ride but Lewis Hamilton edges out his Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg to win the 2014 Formula One World Championship. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Round one: Nico Rosberg rules in Australia. His Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton had started the race from pole position but retired because of an engine problem. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Round two: Hamilton was quick to make amends, controlling the Malaysian Grand Prix as he led from start to finish with Rosberg taking second place. Mark Thompson/Getty Images/file
Round three: Hamilton gets the better of Rosberg in Bahrain. The German had started on pole but Hamilton took the lead at the first corner. Paul Gilham/Getty Images
Round four: It's three in a row for Hamilton in Shanghai. Victory at the Chinese Grand Prix sees the Briton win three straight races for the first time in his career. Lars Baron/Getty Images
Round five: Hamilton rains on Rosberg's parade in Spain as he wins to take the lead in the world championship standings for the first time. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Round six: Monaco mayhem saw Rosberg survive an investigation into claims he had impeded Hamilton in qualifying. He went on to win the race and regain the championship lead. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Round seven: Oh Canada! There are reliability problems for Hamilton as brake failure puts him out of the Canadian race. Rosberg finishes second. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Round eight: Rosberg gets back on track in Austria where another victory saw the German stretch his championship lead over Hamilton. Mathias Kniepeiss/Getty Images
Round nine: There's some home help for Hamilton as he wins the British Grand Prix while Rosberg retired with a gearbox problem. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Round 10: Hamilton hangs tough in Hungary, choosing to ignore advice from his team to allow Rosberg to pass. The Briton finished the race in third, with his Mercedes teammate in fourth. FERENC ISZA/AFP/Getty Images
Round 11: In Germany, Rosberg led from the start to the checkered flag to win his home grand prix at Hockenheim, with Hamilton finishing in third. Dan Gibson/Getty Images
Round 12: Sparks fly at Spa as Rosberg and Hamilton collide during the Belgian Grand Prix. The incident, which forced Hamilton to retire, is a major flashpoint in an increasingly strained season for the former teenage friends. Rosberg finished the race in second. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Round 13: At the next race in Italy, Hamilton takes a crucial win when Rosberg makes a mistake when leading the race and runs wide down the escape road. OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images
Round 14: Rosberg joins Hamilton and his family for the celebrations in Singapore but another win for the Briton means Rosberg loses his championship lead. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Round 15: Hamilton beats Rosberg again in Japan but the celebrations are muted on the podium following a serious crash involving Marussia driver Jules Bianchi.
Round 16: Hamilton's hot streak continues in Sochi where he wins the inaugural Russian Grand Prix to help Mercedes wrap up the team championship. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Round 17: Hamilton fans have plenty to cheer about at the U.S. Grand Prix as the 2008 world champion wins his 10th race of the season and fifth in a row. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Round 18: Rosberg is on song in Sao Paulo, winning the Brazilian Grand Prix to close the gap on Hamilton to 17 points in the title chase with one race to go. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Round 19: Hamilton passes Rosberg at the start of the final race in Abu Dhabi and there is more misery for the German when his engine loses power. The Briton takes the win and with it a second world title. Getty Images/Getty Images