Lewis Hamilton scores morale-boosting Abu Dhabi F1 victory

The Briton has been embroiled in plenty of controversy this season, and six collisions with Ferrari's Massa
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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren celebrates on the podium after winning the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 13, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari celebrates on the podium after finishing second during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 13, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
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Lewis Hamilton (L) of Great Britain and McLaren celebrates on the podium with Jenson Button (R) of Great Britain and McLaren after winning the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 13, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Getty Images
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McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and McLaren Mercedes' British driver Jenson Button and partner Jessica Michibata pose with the McLaren Mercedes team at the Yas Marina circuit on November 13, 2011 in Abu Dhabi during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix (AFP/Getty Images)
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Lewis Hamilton savored a morale-boosting Abu Dhabi Grand Prix victory Sunday after Red Bull's double Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel suffered his first race retirement in more than a year (Getty Images)
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Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull Racing drives during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. (Getty Images)
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Sebastian Vettel of Germany. (Getty Images)
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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren, celebrating the third win of a troubled season, took the checkered flag 8.4 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso (Getty Images)
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Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari drives on his way to finishing second (Getty Images)
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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing watches the race from the pitwall after retiring early (Getty Images)
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The Briton has been embroiled in plenty of controversy this season, and six collisions with Ferrari's Felipe Massa, but Sunday's race was flawless (Getty Images)
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Hamilton will finish the season behind a team mate for the first time in his single-seater career (Getty Images)
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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini (L) is greeted by Bernie Ecclestone before the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 13, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Getty Images)
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Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany talks with his Red Bull Racing race engineer Guillaume Rocquelin (R) on the grid (Getty Images)
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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing leads the field into the first corner before retiring early during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix (Getty Images)