Abu Dhabi GP (2018)
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James Allen revisits the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where the call to make an early pitstop proved a winning one for Lewis Hamilton – but costly for others who became mired in traffic.
The Haas Formula 1 team has decided not to appeal the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix stewards’ decision to dismiss its protest against Racing Point Force India.
For 60% of the Formula 1 field, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was a farewell - either to their current employer or to F1 itself, at least for now. Some exited with their heads held high, others showed with their performance why it's time to move on.
Good morning. Welcome to the morning after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton put the seal on his fifth world championship with his 11th win of the season, despite the distraction of having Will Smith attempting to steal his car, while Nico Hulkenberg was flipped out by Romain Grosjean. So let’s look at the stories behind the headlines…
FIA race director Charlie Whiting believes the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix stewards were "surprised" by Fernando Alonso cutting the track three times in quick succession in the race.
FIA race director Charlie Whiting says Nico Hulkenberg's halo did not compromise the Renault Formula 1 driver's extraction following his first-lap crash in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas says his Abu Dhabi Grand Prix mirrored his 2018 Formula 1 season as a whole, as it started off promisingly before “everything turned to s**t”.
Max Verstappen says oil from Pierre Gasly's failing Honda Formula 1 engine left him with a "horrible" lack of vision in the closing laps of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says recording videos with film star Will Smith "completely changed" his pre-race pattern and added to an "unconventional" Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.
Nico Hulkenberg “couldn’t see” Romain Grosjean as they clashed on the opening lap of the Abu Dhabi race, which sent the Renault Formula 1 driver into his spectacular airborne accident.
Daniel Ricciardo says his alternative strategy that allowed him to lead part of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix left him "out of reach" in the lead battle at the end.
Max Verstappen says Red Bull is looking into the tyre-temperature confusion that impacted his final run in qualifying for Formula 1's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne says he felt "quite relieved" following his final Formula 1 qualifying session in Abu Dhabi after what has been a disappointing season for the Belgian driver.
Fernando Alonso says he would like to be "invisible" until after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as he admits he is not a big fan of all the tributes ahead of his final Formula 1 race.
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Formula 1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean and Pierre Gasly have both escaped penalty after they collided in FP3 in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton set the pace in Saturday's practice session ahead of the final Formula 1 qualifying session of the season in Abu Dhabi.
Daniel Ricciardo reckons he'll have "a right good cry" after his final hit-out for Red Bull Racing at this weekend's Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Red Bull won in Mexico and should have won in Brazil but for the intervention of Esteban Ocon. But its pace in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Friday practice suggests one final victory with Renault power should not be ruled out.
A "surprising" gap between the performance of the hypersoft and the ultrasoft tyre at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix makes it unlikely that the top three teams will be able to get through Q2 on the harder tyres, reckons Pirelli.
Williams Formula 1 driver Sergey Sirotkin says it was "a bit weird" to have his "worst run of the year" in practice ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Mercedes says it is willing to risk the threat of a protest at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by running its wheel spacers for the season finale.
Ferrari ran a simplified front wing on Kimi Raikkonen's car during the first Formula 1 free practice session at Abu Dhabi in preparation for the 2019 season's rule changes.
Max Verstappen used hypersoft tyres to lead a Red Bull one-two in opening practice for the Formula 1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Drivers: DRIVERS - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Lando NORRIS (2019 McLaren Driver), George RUSSELL (2019 Williams Drivers), Esteban OCON (Racing Point Force India), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing)
Max Verstappen insists he has "no regrets" over what he feels was a "normal" response of shoving Formula 1 rival Esteban Ocon after their Brazilian Grand Prix clash.
Robert Kubica says his FP1 outing with Williams in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix marks the start of his preparations for returning to Formula 1 racing with the team in 2019.
Fernando Alonso has unveiled a special crash helmet for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that combines his current design with the one he first used in Formula 1 in 2001.
McLaren has unveiled a one-off livery that Fernando Alonso will use in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, his last Formula 1 outing for the foreseeable future.
Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff has pledged the manufacturer will “really go for broke” in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix now both titles have been secured.
Pirelli has released the tyre selections of the Formula 1 teams for the 2018 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the choices dominated by the hypersoft tyre.
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