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Some people may think that there is only one thing to watch in Sunday’s season finale in Abu Dhabi – the world title showdown between Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg – but there are several other storylines well worth savouring. We break down the key themes to look out for at Yas Marina
Nico Rosberg knows that despite taking pole position in Abu Dhabi, he will need a major slice of good fortune on Sunday if he is to prevent Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton becoming world champion. Hence, Rosberg’s strategy is simple: put as much pressure as possible on his rival – and hope that he cracks
Saturday in Abu Dhabi saw title outsider Nico Rosberg do all he could to keep the heat on championship favourite and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Yet again Rosberg put his silver car clearly on pole, while Hamilton very nearly fell into the clutches of the hard-charging Williams.
Lewis Hamilton knows how to win a world championship, though he will be hoping his path to a second drivers’ crown proves slightly less fraught than the last-lap dramas of Brazil 2008. Hamilton, who admits he prefers chasing to being chased, takes a 17-point lead into Sunday’s Abu Dhabi decider, safe in the knowledge that even if Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg wins the race, second will be enough to bring him the title
Sebastian Vettel was going to be allowed to test for his new team Ferrari next week in Abu Dhabi until his current Red Bull team became worried he might take secrets with him
Both Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel have been disqualified from qualifying in Abu Dhabi after race stewards declared Red Bull Racing’s front wing illegal. The pair will start from the back of the grid. The team was called before the stewards following the session when FIA Technical Delegate Jo Bauer reported that the front wing […]
Red Bull have been excluded from qualifying in Abu Dhabi after stewards ruled the front wings of both RB10s were in breach of the technical regulations. Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel have therefore had their qualifying results discounted, meaning they will start from the back of the grid
Red Bull have been excluded from qualifying in Abu Dhabi after stewards ruled that the front wings of both their cars were in breach of the technical regulations. Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel, who qualified fifth and sixth respectively, have therefore had their times discounted, meaning they will start Sunday’s race at Yas Marina from the back of the grid
Both Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel have been excluded from qualifying and sent to the back of the grid at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after the stewards declared Red Bull’s front wing illegal
2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Qualifying NICO ROSBERG CLAIMS POLE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP DECIDERON P ZERO RED SUPERSOFT TYRES TWO-STOP STRATEGY MOST LIKELY: THREE-STOP SPRINT STRATEGY IS ALSO POSSIBLE TRACK TEMPERATURES IN EXCESS OF 30 DEGREES, EVEN IN THE EVENING Abu Dhabi, November 22, 2014 – Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has claimed pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from his team mate Lewis Hamilton, using the P Zero Red supersoft tyre, which is just over a second faster than the P Zero Yellow soft tyre that has also been nominated for the final race of the season. Statistically, in five races held so far at Abu Dhabi, the pole position sitter has only gone on to win the grand prix once (Sebastian Vettel in 2010) while second place on the grid has won three times.
Force India has confirmed that Sergio Perez has extended his contract to continue racing with the team for 2015 and beyond. The 24-year-old Mexican joined the team at the start of 2014 and enjoyed immediate success with a podium finish in only his third race for the team. The news is not a big surprise […]
Red Bull have been referred to the stewards in Abu Dhabi after the FIA’s technical delegate Jo Bauer found that there was excessive flex in the front wing flaps on Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo’s cars. After examination, Bauer felt that the front wing flaps on the two RB10s were designed to flex under load