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    2018 Abu Dhabi GP [Yas Marina]




    Once again F1 returns to the lush track of Yas Marinas in Abu Dhabi. This is a night race, hence a truly remarkable floodlit track courses its way through the desert night. Unfortunately, we arrive here with both championships won by Mercedes and Hamilton. Thus, this weekend is a race for pride.

    Yas Marinas has been on the F1 calendar since 2009. A Tilke designed track with 21 corners stretched over a 5.554km lap. A full grandprix here is 55 laps covering a race distance of 305.470km from lights to flag. It was the venue of Rosberg's only F1 world championship title that ended in one of the most tense closing lap of the end of any season in F1. As Hamilton intentionally backed Rosberg into the reach of Vettels's Ferrari. One of the races that demonstrated how principled Vettel is; as a human being. Any other driver on the grid would certainly have tried to seize that advantage to steal the win from the squabbling Mercedes cars.

    Vettel was the first winner of this track. Both Vettel and Hamilton are the most successful drivers to race this track with three wins each. Petronas Mercedes is the most successful team at this venue with four wins. Valtteri Bottas holds the fastest ever lap and fastest race lap record round this track. Bottas was also the last winner of this race. With championship out of the way, Bottas is the favorite to win this race.


    This is the last F1 race for the following drivers:-

    Fernando Alonso
    Stoffel Vandoorne
    Estaban Ocon
    Marcus Erickson
    Sergey Sirotkin
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    The thing I'm looking forward the most of this race is seeing Vandoorne's last race in F1 on a car especially designed to mark Fernando Alonso's last race in F1. Now that's an undignified way to leave.

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    Who is your money on? Who is going to win this race?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N4D13 View Post
    The thing I'm looking forward the most of this race is seeing Vandoorne's last race in F1 on a car especially designed to mark Fernando Alonso's last race in F1. Now that's an undignified way to leave.
    I stand corrected. Vandoorne isn't sporting the Alonso livery. That's odd - I thought teams weren't allowed to split their liveries between two cars?

    Nitrodaze, I'd put my money on Vettel to win this one, if only because the fast Mercedes drivers seems to be on the back foot for this race after the Brazil engine troubles. Although Merc are saying that his engine is fine, so who knows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    Who is your money on? Who is going to win this race?
    It's hard to go against this year's results, so Hamilton.
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    Toto needs Valterie to win , to keep him from being the only Merc driver in forever to not win a race .

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    Gonna go with Lewis to win this. Was going to be at this race but had to cancel in the end. Great seeing Lewis keeping the pace up at the end of a season for a change. This will probably be the first race in years that I won’t be able to watch live. Enjoy it folks!

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    Verstappen is a dirty driver
    Oh no...kimi. ��
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    Smh @ Ferrari
    Useless mercedes strategy
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    Dirty vestappen punts bottas
    ...but bottas too. Another dissapointing drive
    you can't argue with results

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