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Gary Anderson: Boring F1 finale highlights challenges ahead

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Gary Anderson: Boring F1 finale highlights challenges ahead
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Nov 28, 2017, 2:47 PM

We've had some very good Formula 1 races in 2017, but I'm afraid the season finale in Abu Dhabi wasn't one of them. It did at least serve to highlight all the problems that the powers that be must sort out.

At the end of the first lap, the top 10 was: 1 Valtteri Bottas, 2 Lewis Hamilton, 3 Sebastian Vettel, 4 Daniel Ricciardo, 5 Kimi Raikkonen, 6 Max Verstappen, 7 Nico Hulkenberg, 8 Sergio Perez, 9 Esteban Ocon, 10 Felipe Massa - with Fernando Alonso tagging along in 11th.

Then look at the end of the race and the gaps between them:

Bottas - 3.9 seconds - Hamilton - 15.4s - Vettel - 26.0s - Raikkonen - 0.9s - Verstappen - 39.5s - Hulkenberg - 6.4s - Perez - 6.8s - Ocon. Then Alonso and Massa a lapped ninth and 10th.

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