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Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

It's Lewis! Abu Dhabi GP review

After a six year wait, Lewis Hamilton claimed his second world title with victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Force India pair happy with big points haul

Force India pair Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez claimed sixth and seventh to ensure that the squad departed the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with 28 points. Hulkenberg and Perez both started from outside of the top 10 but made progress, albeit their haul was not sufficient for the squad to jump ahead of McLaren in the fight for fifth in the Constructors' Championship. Hulkenberg was sixth despite having to take a five second penalty for forcing Kevin Magnussen off the track on the opening lap. […]

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Magnussen: Early contact damaged car

Kevin Magnussen believes that his chances of securing a good result at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix were hindered by an opening lap clash with Adrian Sutil. Magnussen slipped back at the start and collided with the German exiting the Turn 7 hairpin, causing some damage to the front of his McLaren. "That was a difficult race," he said. "I had quite a bit of contact with Adrian on the first lap – and, after that, the front of the car never felt quite right, […]

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rosberg accepts Hamilton deserved title

Nico Rosberg has said that Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton deserved this year's title after the Brit claimed the world championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton won the race while Rosberg dropped back to 14th position after his Mercedes developed ERS issues mid-way through the 55-lap race. "All in all, Lewis deserved to win the championship," said Rosberg. "I'm very disappointed, but what happened to me had no impact, it did not change anything, so there is no point focusing on that. He did […]

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hamilton wins world championship in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton has won the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, his second, at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton claimed victory in Abu Dhabi despite a determined charge by Felipe Massa as Nico Rosberg finished in 14th after developing mechanical problems. Hamilton took the lead off the line from Rosberg and the German was left to defend against Massa heading into Turn 1, while  Valtteri Bottas slipped to eighth after a poor getaway. The gap between Hamilton and Rosberg stabilised around the 1.5 second mark […]

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

As it happened: Abu Dhabi GP - the finale

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Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hamilton vs Rosberg - the permutations

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will go head-to-head this evening as they contest the 2014 Formula 1 Championship at the final round of the year in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton leads Rosberg by 17 points but with 50 up for grabs for the winner of the Grand Prix, there are several permutations which could swing the title either way. For Hamilton, the outlook is fairly simple. If he wins the race, he will be World Champion for a second time. If he finishes in second place […]

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014

Red Bull excluded from Abu Dhabi qualifying

Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel have both been excluded from qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Ricciardo and Vettel qualified in fifth and sixth places but were referred to the stewards after FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer discovered an irregularity. "When checking the front wing of car numbers 01 and 03, it was found that the front wing flaps were designed to flex under aerodynamic load," read a statement. The matter was referred to the stewards who deemed that neither car […]

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014

Alonso anticipating special final race with Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says he hopes he can enjoy a special final race with Ferrari as his five-year stint at the team comes to an end at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Alonso will start the race from 10th place in the Ferrari F14 T after a mistake on his Q3 lap but is hopeful that he can make progress. "Today’s qualifying was very tricky on a weekend that, in general, has been more complicated than usual," he said. "Changing the engine after the final free […]

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bottas insists beating Ferrari remains target

Valtteri Bottas insists that Williams' target for the final round of the year in Abu Dhabi remains securing third in the Constructors' Championship, ahead of Ferrari. Williams is currently 44 points ahead of rivals Ferrari but with double points on offer Bottas, who qualified for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in third place, says holding onto their current position remains the team's primary ambition. "It was a nice qualifying and the lap at the end, the car felt really good, it felt nice, [Felipe Massa] […]

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hamilton: I'm still in the fight

Lewis Hamilton says he is happy that he is still in the fight for the world title after qualifying in second position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton was unable to match Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg during qualifying at the Yas Marina Circuit and will line-up behind his team-mate, albeit with a 17 point advantage in the championship. "I’m not particularly disappointed," he said. "Of course you always want to be on pole, Q1, Q2 was good, Q3 [I] didn’t put a lap together. […]

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rosberg hoping pressure gets to Hamilton

Nico Rosberg says he is aiming to apply as much pressure as possible to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton as the pair prepare to fight for this year's world title in Abu Dhabi. Rosberg beat Hamilton to pole position at the Yas Marina Circuit and has to claw back a 17 point deficit if he is to win his maiden championship. "It’s a great day again today for sure, I’m thankful to the engineers, did a good job, happy with the set-up, it all worked out […]