Formula One: Lewis Hamilton clinches Abu Dhabi race, wins 2nd world title

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton races during the of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton races during the of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton waves his country's flag in triumph at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 23, 2014 after winning the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton waves his country's flag in triumph at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 23, 2014 after winning the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Britain's Lewis Hamilton became Formula One world champion for the second time after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday.

It was the 11th win in 19 races for the 29-year-old, who took his first title with McLaren in 2008 and becomes Britain's first multiple champion since Jackie Stewart in 1971.

Team-mate and sole title rival Nico Rosberg finished 14th after starting on pole position but losing out to Hamilton at the start and suffering a loss of engine power from the 25th of 55 laps.

Brazilian Felipe Massa finished second for Williams in the race, with Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas third.