Lewis Hamilton won the F1 world title but Nico Rosberg blew everyone away with his end of the season form winning three back to back grand prixs. He started at the pole position in all of the last three grand prixs and secured wins in Mexico, Brazil and now in Abu Dhabi.
Nico Rosberg has been in sensational for since Lewis hamilton won 2015 world title in Austin, Texas last month. Rosberg has won 6 back to back pole positions and 3 back to back races since than. He took his points tally to 322 points winning 6 race this season compared to Hamilton’s 10.
Rivalry between the two Mercedez drivers blew hot and cold this season and according to Rosberg himself the lowest point of the season was when Hamilton was crowned champion last month. But since than he has won every race and can’t wait for 2016 season to get underway.
One school of thought is that Lewis Hamilton has taken foot off the gas since winning his third world title last month. He was in the news and was criticised for having a very party lifestyle by Mercedez team manager. But both Hamilton and Rosberg won 16 races of the 19 this season completing incredible dominance of Mercedez this season.
Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix Results: We will update the result of qualifying after the session is over on saturday while the sunday’s race result will be posted immediately after the chequered flag.
Ferrari duo Kimi Raikonnen and Sebastian Vettel finished third and fourth respectively while Force India’s Sergio Perez was fifth ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenburg who finished 6th and 7th respectively.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview: Lewis Hamilton has already won the Formula 1 2015 title while Nico Rosberg won last two races in Brazil and Mexico and currently sits second with 297. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has 266 points and will finish third on the season podium regardless of the results in Abu Dhabi. This will be the day/night race where it will start in the daylight but finish under artificial lights which kind of give this grand prix a unique twist.
Mercedez has dominated the season through with only Ferrari’s Vettel manage to win grand prixs (3) other than Lewis Hamilton (10) and Nico Rosberg (5). Mercedez will go into the final race of the season as favourite again and we can expect Mercedez 1-2 again. The changing track temperatures due to day/night race will only benefit Mercedez as track tends to get faster as the race moves into night.
Practice 1 &2: Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were the fastest in the fridays practice 1 & 2 while Force India’s Sergio Perez surprised a few people finishing third in the practice 2.
Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 grand prix with a two-stopper strategy and he started the race with super-soft tyres later changing to soft ones. He won the race and became the world champion for second time in his career. Alot of celebrities and some elite members will be their this Sunday for what will be the last race of the season. Since the championship race in both drivers and constructors is already won all teams will give it a real go and we can expect a fine race come Sunday night.