This makes the third year in a row that a Mercedes driver has taken the title, with Rosberg adding on to the two in a row by Hamilton. In 2017 we will have a new set of regulations on car and engine construction, so it's likely that one of the other teams might come up with the best design and dominate just like Mercedes has done for three years in a row.
Behind Mercedes, the only teams that were almost close have been Red Bull and Ferrari. Finishing behind them in their best place ever is the Force India team in 4th this year. After that we have the Williams team, McLaren, and Toro Rosso. Back in 8th place is the new team this year, the USA's own Haas F1 team, so congrats to them on a great rookie season! At the back end of the grid were the Sauber, Renault, and Manor teams.
The 2017 season should be kicking off in Australia soon enough in March at the first race of the year.
Below are the final standings for drivers this year, and you can find out lots more about F1 at the official F1 website: F1
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER||256|
|5||Max Verstappen||RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER||204|
|7||Sergio Perez||FORCE INDIA MERCEDES||101|
|8||Valtteri Bottas||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||85|
|9||Nico Hulkenberg||FORCE INDIA MERCEDES||72|
|10||Fernando Alonso||MCLAREN HONDA||54|
|11||Felipe Massa||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||53|
|12||Carlos Sainz||TORO ROSSO FERRARI||46|
|13||Romain Grosjean||HAAS FERRARI||29|
|14||Daniil Kvyat||TORO ROSSO FERRARI||25|
|15||Jenson Button||MCLAREN HONDA||21|
|17||Felipe Nasr||SAUBER FERRARI||2|
|19||Pascal Wehrlein||MRT MERCEDES||1|
|20||Stoffel Vandoorne||MCLAREN HONDA||1|
|21||Esteban Gutierrez||HAAS FERRARI||0|
|22||Marcus Ericsson||SAUBER FERRARI||0|
|23||Esteban Ocon||MRT MERCEDES||0|
|24||Rio Haryanto||MRT MERCEDES||0|