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Moments in time - the 2014 season special

24 Dec 2014

From Kamui Kobayashi and Felipe Massa’s dramatic first-corner clash in Melbourne to Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s emotional post-race embrace at Yas Marina, the past season provided many moments that will linger long in the memory.

As 2014 draws to a close, we look back over some of the stand-out images from an unforgettable year of racing…

Australia: Caterham’s Kamui Kobayashi slams into the back of Williams’ Felipe Massa as the 2014 season begins with a bang

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Australia: McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen celebrates a fine second-place finish on his Grand Prix debut

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Malaysia: Hamilton and Rosberg embrace after securing the first of 11 one-two finishes for Mercedes in 2014

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Bahrain: Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg stage a scintillating battle for the lead under the floodlights in Sakhir

Nico Rosberg (GER) goes toe-to-toe with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in an epic fight for the lead. Bahrain Grand Prix, Sunday, 6 April 2014.

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Bahrain: Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado tips Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez into a roll

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China: Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel vents his frustration as Caterham’s Kamui Kobayashi passes his Red Bull

China Race 15

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Monaco: Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg locks up and runs down the escape road in the dying moments of qualifying, simultaneously securing pole position

Monaco Q3 23

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Canada: Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo is showered with champagne by team mate Sebastian Vettel after securing his maiden Grand Prix victory

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Austria: Spielberg’s return to the F1 calendar is celebrated by flag-waving fans

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Austria: Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg extends his world championship lead with his third win of the season

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Great Britain: Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel indulge in an epic wheel-to-wheel battle over fifth place at Silverstone

Britain Race 15

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Great Britain: Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen spectacularly crashes out after running wide on the first lap

Britain Race 04

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Great Britain: Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton hoists Silverstone’s iconic winner’s trophy aloft after cutting team mate Nico Rosberg’s championship lead down to four points

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Germany: Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton smashes into the barriers after a brake failure during qualifying at Hockenheim

Germany Q1 14

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Germany: McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen inadvertently tips Williams’ Felipe Massa into a roll after the duo make contact at the first corner

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Hungary: Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo surges past Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to take the lead at the Hungaroring

Hungary Race 22

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Belgium: Nico Rosberg controversially clips the right-rear tyre of Lewis Hamilton as the Mercedes team mates battle for the lead at Spa-Francorchamps

Belgium Race 08

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Italy: Under pressure, race leader Nico Rosberg locks up and goes straight on at the first chicane, allowing Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton through

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Singapore: Nico Rosberg’s car is pushed off the grid as his Mercedes succumbs to technical problems at the start of the formation lap

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Japan: Lewis Hamilton completes a brave pass around the outside of race-leading team mate Nico Rosberg at Suzuka’s Turn 1

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Russia: On F1 racing’s inaugural visit to Sochi, Nico Rosberg locks up heavily going into the first corner, setting Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton up for a relatively straightforward victory

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United States: Lewis Hamilton hunts down and passes Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on his way to a crucial victory in Austin

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Brazil: Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg claims his fifth win of the season to set up a thrilling title decider with team mate Lewis Hamilton at the final round in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi: Having won four world championships and 38 races with Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel prepares to start his final race for the Milton Keynes team

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Abu Dhabi: Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the British flag after sealing his second world drivers’ crown by way of his 11th win of the season

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Abu Dhabi: Williams secure their first double podium finish since 2005 with Felipe Massa (pictured) second and Valtteri Bottas third

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Abu Dhabi: Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg embrace moments after the decisive conclusion of the 2014 championship

Abu Dhabi Race 24

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