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Can Nico Rosberg Recover from 2014 Formula 1 Title Defeat to Lewis Hamilton?

It was on Lap 45 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that Nico Rosberg knew the game was up. The previous lap, the German—hindered by a motor generator unit failure which left him significantly short of engine power—had asked his race engineer, Tony Ross, to predict his finishing position as he desperately tried to keep his championship hopes alive. Ross reassured his driver that fifth place—the position that Rosberg needed to win the title if Lewis Hamilton, his Mercedes team-mate and the race leader, retired in the final 10 laps—was achievable if he could keep Nico Hulkenberg, his compatriot, at bay.  A glimmer of hope! A twist in the tale! A reprieve! Any confidence that Rosberg took from Ross' comments, however, wo...

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