Is Rosberg a deserving world champion?

Is Rosberg a deserving world champion?

Some of the key stats of the 2016 Formula 1 season were topped by Lewis Hamilton, but it's Nico Rosberg who took the title. Was it handed to him by his team-mate's bad luck or earned through speed and self-improvement?

Nico Rosberg has finally done it. He has conquered Formula 1 and become its world champion at last, 34 years after his father Keke did likewise.

Rosberg Sr's world championship victory of 1982 was achieved in somewhat fortuitous circumstances, owing as much to the devastation wrought at Ferrari by Didier Pironi's career-ending accident and Gilles Villeneuve's death, Renault and Brabham-BMW unreliability, and the inconsistency of McLaren drivers Niki Lauda and John Watson, as to Rosberg's sheer dazzling brilliance behind the wheel of his Williams.

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