The last race of the 2015 Formula 1 season was Nico Rosberg’s to lose, and with it, the confidence of potentially challenging next year for an already twice-lost title – but, for the third time running, the Mercedes driver stood his ground against the unrelenting pursuit from his team-mate.
As the dust began to settle on Lewis Hamilton’s third career title, the newly crowned Champion did not add to his plethora of achievements at the reinstated Mexico Grand Prix, as his team-mate finally picked up the fight to receive – if nothing else – a rockstar treatment.
In a British weekend of sport thousands of UK fans gathered at the Silverstone circuit hoping to see their countryman claim the chequered flag – and they didn’t walk away disappointed. But this particular win did not come easy.
It looked like Lewis Hamilton had yet another race win in the bag – and not just any race, but the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. Having dominated the whole weekend in Monte Carlo, he certainly deserved it… but it took one decision by his team to turned the afternoon on its head.