Lewis Hamilton finished the season in flashy fashion, as he has been accompanied by Hollywood start Will Smith throughout the whole pre-race preparations. The Briton blizted the opposition with his 11th win this season, after starting from pole in the final race of the season at Yas Marina.
"I got a great start and then after it was really standard." declared Hamilton, as he quietly managed the race from the front. He was impressed by Sebastian Vettel's drive, who came in 2nd at the chequered flag, but it was not enough to frighten him or put his chances in jeopardy.
As he previously said during the weekend, the level of the whole Mercedes team has been very high and he aims for perfection.
"That's what we strive for as a team. -he said- We've done an exceptional job all year, it's a real privilege to work with these guys and be able to raise them up at the end of the year".
"I'm happy to finish on a high. Seb was driving really well through the race, putting in some great laps, and it got so tricky at the end with the wind but I think it was the same for all of us."
Lewis Hamilton got carried away with the podium celebrations, as he sprayed the champagne shirtless, to show the 'Still I rise'' tattoo on his back, which stands for his life motto.