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Abu Dhabi GP (2015)

United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
26 Nov - 29 Nov
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Williams released Bottas "at the right point"

Williams insists it did not release Valtteri Bottas in an unsafe way prior to his collision with Jenson Button in the pitlane at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Analysis: Free tyre strategy not enough for Hamilton

Mercedes gave Lewis Hamilton all the strategy freedom he wanted in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but even that was not enough to beat teammate Nico Rosberg, as Adam Cooper explains

Force India hails strong finish to its best season

Force India celebrated its best-ever constructors' position in style, its drivers finishing fifth and seventh in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Emotional Grosjean ends Lotus career with charging drive

Romain Grosjean ended his career with Lotus with a strong drive to ninth place in Abu Dhabi, having started the last race of 2015 from the back of the grid.

Massa finished 8th and Bottas 13th at Yas Marina and 6th and 5th in the Drivers’ Championship

Valtteri Bottas: "We all know the facts, we need to find big gains with the car during the winter..."

Points for boths Red Bull drivers in Abu Dhabi

Daniel Ricciardo: "I think we ended the season well and feel I got the most out of the car, so I’m leaving the season more happy than I was a few races ago."

Sauber completes the season with a decent race at Yas Marina

Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr are already looking forward to racing again for the Sauber F1 Team in the 2016 season.

Perez races to fifth place ahead of Hulkenberg in seventh at the Abu Dhabi GP

Sahara Force India ended its season with a strong showing and 16 points

McLaren ends an exhausting and frustrating season in Abu Dhabi

Jenson Button: "“That was probably my best race of the year."

Button says he saw Bottas pit collision coming

Jenson Button says he was braced for the pitlane collision between himself and Valtteri Bottas during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Toro Rosso finish the season with a reliable race at Yas Marina

Max Verstappen: "It’s been a great season overall, I’ve really enjoyed my rookie season and I think we delivered some strong performances."

Abu Dhabi GP: Grosjean delivers a great performance in his final race for Lotus

Pastor Maldonado was eliminated from the race on the first lap as a victim of an incident for which Fernando Alonso was penalized.

Vettel adamant Mercedes "beatable" in 2016

Sebastian Vettel sees no reason why Ferrari cannot eclipse Mercedes to become Formula 1's "dominant force" in 2016, saying the Brackley-based squad is "beatable."

Hamilton questions strategy that left "mountain to climb"

Lewis Hamilton said he relied on his engineers to give him the best strategy to beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but they left him with a gap that was "way too big" to catch him at the end.

Abu Dhabi GP: Post-race press conference

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari).

Verstappen up to eight penalty points after blue flags incident

Max Verstappen has been handed a post-race drive-through penalty for ignoring blue flags during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Wolff: Hamilton had "all the options" open to beat Rosberg

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has said Lewis Hamilton and his side of the garage only have themselves to blame for the tyre strategy in the final stint of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Angry Alonso tells FIA to use "common sense" after penalty

An angry Fernando Alonso has told the FIA to focus on the more important problems Formula 1 is facing after getting a penalty at the start of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi GP: Rosberg dominates final race of 2015

Nico Rosberg won a third consecutive Grand Prix for the first time in his career in Abu Dhabi – his sixth victory of 2015 – to end his season in style to defeat his World Champion teammate Lewis Hamilton once again.

Abu Dhabi GP qualifying: Sainz is top 10, one position ahead of Verstappen

James Key, Toro Rosso Technical Director: "we can’t be totally satisfied with starting from P10 and P11..."

Alonso admits “crazy” sabbatical idea was discussed with Dennis

Fernando Alonso suggested on Saturday that he had talked about many “crazy ideas" – including a sabbatical – with McLaren chief Ron Dennis several months ago, but made clear his intention right now was to race in 2016.

Sauber's Nasr will start the night race at Yas Marina from 14th, no Q2 for Ericsson

Felipe Nasr: "For tomorrow, the objective is to keep the eighth position in the constructors’ championship..."

Perez extracted “the maximum” from Force India

Sergio Perez believes that beating Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen to third position on the starting grid for tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was one position too far.

Record-breaking night for the Silver Arrows in Abu Dhabi!

A 15th front row lockout of the season for the Silver Arrows sets a new Formula One record

Abu Dhabi GP qualifying: Raikkonen secures the third place and Vettel stranded in Q1

Maurizio Arrivabene: “A huge mistake on our side made it impossible for Seb to progress beyond Q1."

Red Bull expect to have a strong race on tomorrow's Abu Dhabi GP

Christian Horner: “It was a fantastic lap from Daniel, possibly one of his best of the season, to line up fifth for the race tomorrow."

Sahara Force India shines under the lights of Yas Marina

Sergio Perez qualified in a season-best fourth place ahead of teammate Nico Hulkenberg in seventh for tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

A day of mixed fortunes for McLaren drivers in Abu Dhabi

Jenson Button: “The car feels the best it has all year”

A frustrating qualifying session for Lotus at Abu Dhabi

Romain Grosjean: “That was very frustrating, but it’s the end of the season and I think my gearbox has been around the world about three times already!"

Button expects to quickly drop back in the race

Jenson Button confesses he expects to drop through the pack in the opening stages of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix despite qualifying an equal-season best 12th.

Bottas qualified sixth and Massa eighth for the Abu Dhabi GP

Both Williams drivers improved their lap times throughout the three segments of qualifying, but did not have the grip required to challenge the second row of the grid.

Hamilton "tried something completely different" in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he experimented with a different set-up approach this weekend at Abu Dhabi, in an unsuccessful attempt to halt Nico Rosberg’s pole position streak.

Abu Dhabi GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari).

Abu Dhabi GP: Rosberg extends pole streak, Vettel starts 16th

Nico Rosberg scored his sixth pole position on the trot after once again beating his world champion teammate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at Abu Dhabi.

Alonso could take year off in 2016, says Dennis

McLaren boss Ron suggests Fernando Alonso could take a sabbatical in 2016 if the car is not improved, but insists that the Spaniard will see out his three-year contract with the team.

Abu Dhabi GP: Rosberg stays ahead of Hamilton in FP3

Nico Rosberg stayed on top of the times in final practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as Mercedes occupied the first two positions once again.

Perez buoyed by "best Friday of the year"

Sergio Perez is feeling confident of a good result in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix following on from what he described as "probably the best Friday of the year."

Abu Dhabi GP: Friday's press conference

Cyril Abiteboul (Renault), Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari), Federico Gastaldi (Lotus), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing), Claire Williams (Williams) Toto Wolff (Mercedes)

Rosberg says "extremely old" engine will make things hard

Nico Rosberg says he is expecting a difficult Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after having to revert to an old engine for the remainder of the weekend.

Abu Dhabi GP: Rosberg back on top in FP2 as Perez shines

Nico Rosberg returned to the top of the times in second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, outpacing teammate Lewis Hamilton.

FIA changes grid tyre checks after Massa controversy

The FIA has changed it procedures for measuring tyre temperatures and pressures on the grid in the wake of Felipe Massa's exclusion in Brazil.

Abu Dhabi GP: Hamilton outpaces Rosberg in FP1

Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to the quickest time in the opening practice session for the F1 finale in Abu Dhabi.

Hamilton: Car balance change has favoured Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton believes his Mercedes Formula 1 car’s handling balance has “not felt the same” since September’s Singapore Grand Prix – and that this explains Nico Rosberg’s recent run of pole positions.

Rosberg: Abu Dhabi victory could be springboard to 2016 title

Nico Rosberg says success in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix would help build the momentum he needs to win the world championship in 2016.

Abu Dhabi GP: Thursday's press conference

Fernando Alonso (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull Racing), Roberto Merhi (Manor), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)

Raikkonen says he was "pretty average" in 2015

Kimi Raikkonen has described his 2015 season as "pretty average" after failing to match the performances of his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Lotus staff don't deserve late-season ordeal - Grosjean

Romain Grosjean says the staff at Lotus 'don't deserve' the extra hassle they have faced in the final stages of the Formula 1 season because of money woes.

Painful 2015 was "necessary" for Alonso

Fernando Alonso insists a painful 2015 season was a necessary step in his career to regain his motivation to fight for the F1 title again.

Bottas says beating Raikkonen is important

Valtteri Bottas says finishing ahead of Kimi Raikkonen in the standings would be great achievement, despite the Ferrari driver admitting he does not care much.

Ricciardo to revert to old-spec Renault engine

Daniel Ricciardo will revert to the older specification Renault engine for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend, following a disappointing outing for the new unit in Brazil.

FIA issues track limits warning for Abu Dhabi GP

Formula 1 drivers have been warned that the FIA will take a zero-tolerance approach to any chicane cutting at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Analysis: Five reasons why the Abu Dhabi GP matters

It may feel that way, but the Formula 1 season is not over yet. Jonathan Noble brings you five reasons why the Abu Dhabi finale is still relevant.

Mercedes should allow drivers to determine own strategies, says Coulthard

David Coulthard has called on the Mercedes Formula 1 team to allow Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to determine their own race strategies for the season finale in Abu Dhabi.