Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Monday he is determined to keep winning Formula One titles after his triumph in Abu Dhabi.
After a night of partying following Sunday’s Grand Prix victory, the 29-year-old Briton said he would get immediately down to work improving the car for next season.
Hamilton’s victory, after Mercedes teammate and season long rival Nico Rosberg made a poor start from pole position and then suffered mechanical problems on his way to finishing 14th, added a second title to the first won in 2008.
Mercedes dominated the season with a record 16 wins in 19 races ? 11 to Hamilton and five to Rosberg ? and produced speed and consistency that left their rivals stranded.
The team now appear poised to enjoy an era of supremacy like that of Germans Michael Schumacher, at Ferrari, and Sebastian Vettel, at Red Bull.
Having apparently pushed aside their once bitter rivalry, Hamilton and Rosberg are already favourites to repeat their duel next year.