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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix driver ratings

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix driver ratings
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Nov 27, 2017, 1:26 PM

Four drivers produced perfect performances in Abu Dhabi, though only one of them was truly rewarded for it by their result. Further back, a baffling race earns one of the lowest scores of the season.

44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes F1 W08

Start: 2nd

Finish: 2nd

Strategy: 1 stop (ultra-soft/super-soft)

Rating: 8

Ultimately, Hamilton lost this race by uncharacteristically failing to get it together when he really needed to in Q3. He preferred to see that as a "lesson" rather than a mistake, but he pushed for set-up changes that misjudged the circuit, so must carry the can.

He did everything he could in the race, but Bottas simply would not budge.

Photo by: Steve Etherington / LAT Images

77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes F1 W08

Start: 1st

Finish: 1st

Strategy: 1 stop (ultra-soft/super-soft)

Rating: 10

Vettel called Bottas's qualifying lap "mega" and it looked that way - clean and fast, and the biggest pole margin yet for Bottas.

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Series Formula 1
Event Abu Dhabi GP
Location Yas Marina Circuit
Author Ben Anderson