The last race of the Formula 1 season was on Sunday. It took place in Abu Dhabi, which is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates.

The new world champion is Nico Rosberg, who is from Germany. He came second in the race but it was enough to win the title. He beat Lewis Hamilton by 5 points, so it was very close.

The last race was very tense and the world title could have been won by either driver. Hamilton was winning and Rosberg had to finish at least third.

Both men drive for the same team, Mercedes, and they do not look like they have a very good relationship. They both want to win and are very tough sportsmen, so they are probably not friends.

At the end of the season, both men should be very proud of their achievements. But there can only be one winner, congratulations Nico Rosberg.



Race – competition to see who is the fastest

Season – fixed time of the year when a sporting activity is pursued

Took place – past tense of take place, to occur or happen

Capital – city or town that functions as the seat of government

World champion – person who has beaten all his rivals

Germany – country in Europe, the capital is Berlin

Title – position of being the champion in a sport

Beat – defeat someone in a game or competition

Tense – anxious or nervous

Team – a group competing together

Relationship – the way in which people behave towards each other

Tough – having confidence and determination

Proud – feeling deep pleasure as a result of your achievements

Achievements – things done successfully


Think about

What do you think about car racing, do you like watching it?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a racing driver?

Do you think the drivers have a good lifestyle?