Sharing the bill with the likes of Taylor Swift and Usher as well as the Formula 1 drivers, Paul earned a season best 7th place in Race 9 before a mechanical fault the following day meant an early finish in the final race of the season.
Later that day Lewis Hamilton secured yet another win to boost his chances of clinching a fourth F1 championship title.
After a respectable start to the season which saw Paul notch up points in both Barcelona and Monaco, a number of setbacks followed. Engine problems resulted in lower placed finishes in Austria, Great Britain and Germany.
Finishing 15th in the overall standings leaves plenty of food for thought for next year after what has at times been a harsh learning curve.