Another Formula One season has passed us by, and the end result, if you hadn’t already seen, was that Nico Rosberg followed in his father Keke’s footsteps to become world champion.
But we could have told you that weeks ago – what you really want to know is who won the lesser-known awards right? Well, here goes.
This is a strong effort from the new Formula One World Champion.
The German looks resplendent in a red jacket as he strides around the Williams garage that his dad, Keke, would have worked in as a former driver for the team.
What they didn’t know was that Rosberg was learning, absorbing information as he innocently wandered around. Now look – he’s world champion.
Almost certainly not the reason why Hamilton went on to finish second in the drivers’ championship, but perhaps an indicator of his lack of focus – the Briton’s Snapchat antics seemed to suggest he wasn’t all that engaged with his sport.
At a press conference ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, Hamilton, who was front and centre at the event, focused on producing social media content, such as making Toro Rosso’s driver Carlos Sainz look like a bunny, rather than engaging with journalists.
Today was meant to be fun, not at all disrespectful. Some people take themselves to seriously. I had a blast, highlight of my day!
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 6, 2016
The result was embarrassment for the sport and Mercedes, and Rosberg extended his championship lead to 33 points. #World Champion, right Lewis?
The 19-year-old Belgian has come out of nowhere to add drama and spectacle to a sport which is in danger of appearing dull even to its most ardent supporters.
Max Verstappen finds late breaking where others fear to tread, but has trod on toes as well. At the Belgian Grand Prix his race etiquette was called into question by Kimi Raikkonen, who Verstappen collided with, blocked and pushed wide.
He went on to receive high praise however for his performance at a wet Brazilian Grand Prix, where, having spun, Verstappen made his way from 16th to third with some outrageous overtaking. We bet this guy is hell to cope with on Rainbow Road.
Daniel Ricciardo won the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix, and so drank from his own shoe. That’s a bit weird, right?
Can anyone explain why Nico Rosberg joined him?
OK, so Gerard Butler joined in as well.
Clearly we’re dreaming.
To put it simply, it was just too wet at Interlagos this year, with the race starting under safety car conditions, and numerous delays.
Somehow, the race was completed, and it was Lewis Hamilton who mastered the conditions to win, with Nico Rosberg holding on for third place and Max Verstappen taking up the final podium position with a magnificent drive.
We’re very sad Jenson Button is retiring, but Felipe Massa’s Interlagos goodbye was emotion central, it really was.
The Brazilian driver has endured a dramatic career in the sport, from losing the 2008 World Championship to Lewis Hamilton by a single point, to the awful head injury he suffered during qualifying at the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix.
Massa’s Williams didn’t finish at his final home race, and as such he walked through the pit lane, congratulated by crew members. A teary moment for the Brazilian, and many of us at home.