How Rosberg triumphed over Hamilton in 2021's final showdown
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How Rosberg triumphed over Hamilton in 2021's final showdown

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The last hurrah of the 2021 motorsport season boiled down to another Nico Rosberg versus Lewis Hamilton head-to-head. As in 2016, it was the former who won out, his RXR Extreme E team prevailing in a tiebreaker following a tense final round of the all-electric off-road series at Dorset's muddy Bovington military base

Did motorsport possess one last championship-deciding shock in 2021? That was the question at hand as Extreme E concluded its inaugural season at the Ministry of Defence-owned Bovington military base in Dorset, the replacement venue for an Argentine round cancelled by COVID-19.

A showdown for effective sister series Formula E had been largely determined by a startline shunt wiping out two of the chief title protagonists. The outcome of World Rallycross was skewed by a penalty, GTE Pro settled by a punt, the DTM resolved by audacious first-corner lunges. And then, of course, Formula 1 stole the turbulent show in Abu Dhabi.

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