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Who will win the Championship?
Poll ended at 25 Nov 2014, 22:28
Lewis Hamilton 80%  80%  [ 4 ]
Nico Rosberg 20%  20%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 5
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PostPosted: 19 Nov 2014, 22:28  
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2014 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX


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Fri 21 November 2014
Practice 1 09:00 - 10:30
Practice 2 13:00 - 14:30
Sat 22 November 2014
Practice 3 10:00 - 11:00
Qualifying 13:00
Sun 23 November 2014
Race 13:00

UK Times
Fri 07 November 2014
Practice 1 12:00 - 13:30
Practice 2 16:00 - 17:30
Sat 08 November 2014
Practice 3 13:00 - 14:00
Qualifying 16:00
Sun 09 November 2014
Race 16:00

Championship Permutations
HAMILTON WILL BE CHAMPION IF HE FINISHES...
-First or second.
-Third, fourth or fifth and Rosberg fails to win.
-Sixth with Rosberg out of the top two.
-Seventh or eighth with Rosberg not in the top three.
-Ninth and Rosberg is not in the top four.
-Tenth (or lower) and Rosberg is no higher than sixth.

ROSBERG WILL BE CHAMPION IF...
-He wins and Hamilton is not second.
-He finishes second and Hamilton is not in the top five.
-He is third and Hamilton is out of the top six.
-He is fourth and Hamilton is no higher than ninth
-He is fifth and Hamilton is no higher than 10th.
*Rosberg cannot win if he finishes sixth or lower.

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Previous Winners
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Abu Dhabi
2012 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus Abu Dhabi
2011 Lewis Hamilton McLaren Abu Dhabi
2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Abu Dhabi
2009 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Abu Dhabi

Hamilton on board 2012 pole lap
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVidPPnfzDg[/youtube]

2012 formation lap and start
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz5X7QE-3-k[/youtube]


Facts from the last race
Nico Rosberg claimed his fifth victory of the season at Interlagos. This was Rosberg’s eighth career victory, putting him level with the likes of Jacky Ickx and 1967 world champion Denny Hulme.

He now has five wins this year, half as many as team mate Lewis Hamilton. However Rosberg remains in contention for the championship – and not just because of the controversial double points system introduced this year.

With a 17-point deficit to his team mate, Rosberg would be able to win the championship in Abu Dhabi even under last year’s points system. But with twice as many points available for the top ten places at the final round, Rosberg’s chances of winning the title are higher than they would be.

Under the normal points system there would only be six ways Rosberg can take the title, under double points there are 25 different combinations.

Rosberg’s pole position was his tenth of the season, making him the first winner of the FIA’s Pole Position Trophy. His career total is now 14, equalling that of James Hunt, Alberto Ascari, Ronnie Peterson and Rubens Barrichello.

Mercedes had their 11th front row lock-out this year, and their seventh consecutively.

Rosberg has once again led more laps this year than Hamilton – 482 to 455. Nico Hulkenberg led a race for the first time this year, becoming the tenth driver to do so, but Mercedes have led 86.8% of all racing laps so far.

In the race they achieved their 11th one-two, beating the record set by McLaren in 1988, albeit in a season which was three races shorter than this one. They also took their 30th podium finish, one more than the record set by Ferrari in 2004.

Daniel Ricciardo’s retirement brought his 15-race run of consecutive points scores to an end. However he is guaranteed third in the drivers’ championship and Red Bull are now un-catchable in second place in the constructors’ points.

Penalty points so far
Marcus Ericsson 5
Pastor Maldonado 5
Jules Bianchi 4
Kevin Magnussen 4
Jean-Eric Vergne 3
Valtteri Bottas 2
Adrian Sutil 2
Romain Grosjean 2
Sergio Perez 2
Esteban Gutierrez 1

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Nobody is excited about this race? :lol:

Qualifying is about to start now.
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I am very excited.
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McLaren had to call Jenson back in because they failed to give him sufficient fuel :lol:
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Vettel with two attempts: P9.
Ricciardo with one attempt: P5.
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@adamcooperF1: Big news as VET and RIC are reported to stewards by Jo Bauer for front wing flaps flexing under aero load...
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Would love to see the look on Horner's face :p

Ending the season as they began...

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Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel have been excluded from qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for driving illegal cars.

Governing body the FIA said the front wings on both cars were too flexible.

Ricciardo and Vettel, who qualified fifth and sixth respectively, can start from the back of the grid, although the team will have to strengthen the wings.

The race stewards made the decision to disqualify Red Bull after hearing an explanation from the team.

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So they started the season with a disqualification and will end it in a similar way? :lol:

Good news for Lewis I guess. But hopefully Rosberg can do it :shhh:
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Seems like they had a spring inside the rubberised nose portion, or something similar anyway.

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Red Bull cars will start the race from the pitlane.
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Ted Kravitz: “Supersoft tyres don’t last long and they will be after about seven laps to change. You can do a three-stop today, but it will be about five seconds slower at the end of the race, but it is possible if you get in trouble.

“So as far as the stops go we are looking at laps 8-10 for the first stop, then around laps 32-35 for the second stop.”
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I feel like crying as the season will be over soon :( let's have a great season finale!

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All strapped in for the season finale!

I hope we get a straight fight between Hamilton and Rosberg. Either man deserves this championship, but I want to see a valiant attack and defense from both.

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Let's go :D
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