Things did not go so well last time around

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Qualifying Day - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Before this weekend's qualifying session, Nico Rosberg's last pole position stretched back to last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In his title showdown with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, the German drew first blood by posting the fastest time on Saturday at Yas Marina Circuit. Rosberg's hopes would be short-lived though, as Hamilton's perfect getaway from second on Sunday meant he was already en route to his second word championship by the first corner.