Formula 1 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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2017-11-26
20
Yas Marina Circuit
Valtteri Bottas BOT
Valtteri Bottas BOT
Valtteri Bottas
lap 52 - 1:40.650
BOT

The 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was won by Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes.

The race in Abu Dhabi was the last of 20 rounds of the 2017 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 26 November 2017 13:00 GMT (raceday).

Clear
rain
72.55°F
71%
5.39 mph
277°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 55 1:34:14.062 25
2 55 +3.899 18
3 55 +19.330 15
4 55 +45.386 12
5 55 +46.269 10
6 55 +1:25.713 8
7 55 +1:32.062 6
8 55 +1:38.911 4
9 54 +1 Lap 2
10 54 +1 Lap 1
11 54 +1 Lap 0
12 54 +1 Lap 0
13 54 +1 Lap 0
14 54 +1 Lap 0
15 54 +1 Lap 0
16 54 +1 Lap 0
17 54 +1 Lap 0
18 54 +1 Lap 0
31 Wheel 0
20 Hydraulics 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:36.231
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.172
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0.546
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +0.728
5 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.754
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.097
7 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +2.051
8 Sergio Pérez Force India +2.143
9 Esteban Ocon Force India +2.166
10 Felipe Massa Williams +2.319
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren +2.405
12 Carlos Sainz Renault +2.494
13 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +2.577
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +3.067
15 Lance Stroll Williams +3.415
16 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +3.285
17 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +3.493
18 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber +3.699
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +3.763
20 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso +4.240

driver positions through the laps

2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (formally known as the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) is a Formula One motor race scheduled to be held on 26 November 2017 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The race is due to be the final round of the 2017 season and marks the ninth running of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the ninth time that the race has been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950.


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The French car manufacturer was in celebratory mood after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where Nico Hulkenberg's sixth-place finish was enough for it to secure sixth spot in the constructors' championship – and scoop a $6.5 million bonus.Speaking after the race, Abiteboul was delighted to have pulled the result off, but thought the stress of such a last-gasp performance needed to be ...

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When Lewis Hamilton won the third of his four Formula 1 world titles with three races to spare in 2015, he subsequently went off the boil - struggling to perform with the same intensity and focus that propelled him to that glory in the first place.Hamilton lifted off the gas and allowed Nico Rosberg to win three races in a row, which handed Hamilton's arch rival some useful momentum ...

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Stroll gained two places at the start to run 13th, but struggled with balance issues and tyres, forcing him to do three pitstops while most did just one.He crossed the line 18th, while teammate Felipe Massa scored a point with 10th in his final race in F1."He just didn't seem to have the balance to make it work," said Williams technical director Paddy Lowe."We need to go and ...

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Renault's Hulkenberg moved ahead of Force India's Sergio Perez on the first lap when he ran off track at the Turns 11-12-13 chicane at Yas Marina.The stewards handed Hulkenberg a five-second time penalty to serve at his pitstop, but that gave him enough time to build a gap over Perez, allowing him to stay ahead after taking the penalty and ultimately finish sixth."It was a very ...

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44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes F1 W08Start: 2ndFinish: 2ndStrategy: 1 stop (ultra-soft/super-soft)Rating: 8Ultimately, 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. ...

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Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne complained about F1's plans to increase standardisation in the planned 2021 engine rules, saying "I don't want to play NASCAR globally".It echoed the concern of rival manufacturers Mercedes and Renault, who said the rules could lead to an arms race, but the Italian team went further in saying it could quit the championship if it did not back the ...

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The 2017 F1 season could hardly have come to a better conclusion for Valtteri Bottas in Abu Dhabi.Having endured a shaky period in the second half of the year, a fortnight ago Bottas was faced with the frustration of losing out to Sebastian Vettel in Brazil, having done the difficult bit and earned pole.That encouraged the suggestion that he lacked the 'killer instinct', and had ...

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Liberty Media revealed the simpler design that replaces the iconic logo the sport has been identified with for more than 20 years, with F1 chiefs arguing the previous design was not suited for use with digital platforms or merchandise."You cannot stitch the old logo chevron to the right," said F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches. "A number of brands, particularly in this day and age ...

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Governing body the FIA and the commercial rights holder are keen to map out the long-term future of F1 and learn from past mistakes by spending more time formulating ideas before changing regulations.Talks have been ongoing with regards the new engine formula, with a proposal for the 2021 tweaks revealed earlier this month. The aim is to have a final framework in place by the end of ...

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Having started the campaign neck-and-neck with Ferrari in pace terms, Mercedes was in a class of its own in the final race with Sebastian Vettel almost 20 seconds behind at the chequered flag.But rather than view the performance differential between the teams as a sign that Mercedes has marched forward with its car, Wolff thinks the fact that the F1 title was over has clouded the ...

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Straight from the paddock, we give you an all-encompassing account of all the action from the race weekend, plus compelling interviews with the sport’s star names.Okay, Abu Dhabi didn't provide us with an absolute classic to round out what's on the whole been a thrilling F1 season. But there was still plenty going on in the Mercedes garage as Lewis Hamilton did his best to pressure ...

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There is so much going on in F1 at the moment and we will look in depth at all aspects of where the sport and teams are heading during the winter break, but here are three things which are top of mind as we leave Abu Dhabi for home. ...

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Hamilton pursued his victorious Mercedes F1 teammate Valtteri Bottas throughout the race but was unable to pass.The world champion said his engineers had told him he needed to be 1.4 seconds quicker to have a hope of overtaking at the track."You do get a bit of a tow down the straights but once you get to the last sector..." said Hamilton. "It's a great, great track but unfortunately ...

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PODIUM INTERVIEWS(Conducted by Martin Brundle and David Coulthard)MB: Valtteri, your third victory of the season, but surely the most important day in your racing career. In a straight fight you’ve beaten a four-time world champion, same car, same day. Pole position, fantastic start and you absorbed a lot of pressure? Valtteri BOTTAS: It is a really important win for me after having ...

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Vandoorne had been close to teammate Fernando Alonso's pace throughout the Yas Marina weekend, but struggled badly in the race, finishing more than a minute behind his teammate in 12th."It was a very difficult start to the race, I think there was some kind of damage to the car - or something, at least, was wrong in the beginning," Vandoorne said after the race."It really felt like a ...

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The Ferrari driver finished fourth, fending off Max Verstappen for the whole race and gaining a position when Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull retired ahead of him.However, Raikkonen said he didn't enjoy the race, as the Yas Marina track requires significant fuel saving."To be honest, the whole race was pretty much fuel-saving, trying to hold the guy behind and save enough fuel to be ...

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Hulkenberg's Renault moved ahead of the Force India of Sergio Perez on the opening lap when he went off track at the Turns 11-12-13 chicane, and he was handed a five-second penalty that he had to serve at his pitstop.That gave the Renault driver enough time to build a gap over Perez, meaning he stayed ahead of the Mexican after serving the penalty and finished sixth, moving Renault up ...

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Ricciardo was forced to retire from the Abu Dhabi finale with a hydraulic failure on his Red Bull, having run ahead of Raikkonen, whose fourth place at the finish meant he beat Ricciardo by five points.When asked how disappointed he was to lose fourth in the point standings, he told NBC: "If I'm brutally honest, with that car he should have been a long way in front in the ...

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Shortly after the podium ceremony for the season finale in Abu Dhabi, F1 revealed the new much simpler design that will be used from the start of the 2018 campaign.F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches said that the decision to change the logo had come about because the old design was not useful for modern digital platforms – nor merchandise. ...

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ClaDriverChassisEngineGap1 Valtteri Bottas MercedesMercedes "There was a lot of pressu ...

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Bottas retained the lead from pole at the start and though he lost it briefly when he pitted first, he absorbed pressure from Hamilton to secure his third win of the season.World champion Hamilton crossed the line 3.8 seconds adrift, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel completing the podium in third.Once Bottas got through Turn 1 in the lead, he quickly opened up a one-second lead over ...

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Ricciardo's contract expires at the end of next season, but he is keen to wait until racing gets under way to get a better idea of what each team offers.Red Bull, which already has Max Verstappen signed up until the end of 2020, has said it is prepared to wait until early next year for him to decide on his future."I'm sure there will be a few discussions in the next week or two ...

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Massa can be seen with a green-coloured helmet to celebrate his final Formula 1 race. Designed by Jens Munser studio, the helmet has "2002-2017" inscribed, referring to the 16 years he spent in Formula 1.Having clinched his fourth title in Mexico, Hamilton has adopted a gold helmet for this weekend, while Fernando Alonso's running metallic colours on his helmet, which will glow bright

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A move away from the old black and red logo to a new more modern design has split opinion among fans, with many claiming it was not something that Liberty needed to worry about changing.FIA president Jean Todt is aware that some fans are upset by the new logo, but he has faith that Liberty has done it for the right reasons, and he does not think it will become a huge talking point in ...

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The difference in the F1 prize scale between sixth and seventh is approximately $6.5m, with a slightly smaller jump from seventh to eighth.Toro Rosso currently holds sixth, four points clear of Renault, with Haas another two behind in eighth.Nico Hulkenberg will start the Abu Dhabi GP in seventh, and if he finishes in the same position it will enough to vault Renault into sixth ...

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At Interlagos, the Finn left space for Sebastian Vettel to slip through on the inside, and that proved a decisive move as the Ferrari driver went on to win the race.On Sunday Bottas will have teammate Lewis Hamilton right behind him as he seeks his third victory of the 2017 season."His confidence has been coming back in the last races," said Wolff. "And we saw a really great ...

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Team boss Vijay Mallya confirmed several months ago that he wanted to drop India from the team name in order to widen its appeal to sponsors.Force One was a strong candidate initially, and several companies were registered by the team in the UK with that name.However, the idea was dropped, partly because of objections from the F1 organisation.More recently, another new company known ...

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Leigh, who is 18 and comes from Reading, was one of four drivers who had a chance of winning the title in the finale.But it had all appeared to go wrong halfway through the race around the Yas Marina circuit when he was hit by a rival.But a charging fightback, and a brilliant last-lap move under braking for the chicane at the end of the main strai ...

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Kubica has emerged as the leading contender to replace Felipe Massa at Williams next season, after testing a 2014 F1 car with the team recently at Silverstone and the Hungaroring.Kubica tested a 2017 Renault in Hungary in August, but Tuesday's Pirelli tyre test at the Yas Marina circuit represents the first opportunity for Williams to assess Kubica's capabilities in a current F1 ...

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Horner said over the Abu Dhabi weekend that F1 was "barking mad" to go down to three engines for each driver in 2018, because he fears it will open the door to a wave of grid penalties.But Wolff is unimpressed with Horner's stance, and says the decision to go down to three engines only came about because customer teams like Red Bull pushed so hard for cheaper deals."If it's bar ...

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Renault has a golden chance to overturn a four-point deficit to Toro Rosso, with Nico Hulkenberg having qualified seventh for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.And Sainz, who is well-aware of how important the cash boost could be to the team for its 2018 preparations, says that the French car manufacturer has been working especially hard to deliver this weekend.“It is very important,” he said ...

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TRACK INTERVIEWS(Conducted by Mark Webber)Q: Valtteri, you’re impressive mate, you’ve even turned up with no car. How did you get pole with no car?Valtteri BOTTAS: I’m a good runner!Q: You’re a very good runner. Also, I know your wife is here, so did she bring you some luck, because she doesn’t come to too many races, so it’s a special pole, your fourth career pole. To beat Lewis ...

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Toro Rosso is four and six points ahead of Renault and Haas respectively in the teams' standings heading into the season finale at the Yas Marina circuit, and dropping down the order would cost the Italian outfit millions in revenue.Gasly led the way for Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi qualifying but only managed 17th at a track where he's excelled in his junior career - whereas Renault's ...

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Raikkonen will start the F1 season finale only fifth, having qualified seven tenths of a second away from polesitter Valtteri Bottas's Mercedes.The sister Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel was over half a second off the pace in third, with Daniel Ricciardo getting ahead of Raikkonen for fourth in the final moments of qualifying."I think the car was very good but it was tricky to make the ...

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