And don’t forget… there’s a race on
The F1 season comes to a close at Yas Marina Circuit
In an ideal world, the last race of the season would end with the Championship still up for grabs, and an exciting decider taking place at Yas Marina Circuit – but that’s not the case this time. British star Lewis Hamilton is the clear favourite to win (he had a 59 point lead over second place Sebastian Vettel after 16 races, after October 8’s Japanese Grand Prix). His team, Mercedes, is also ahead in the Constructor’s Championship, with 540 points (Ferrari, in second place, have 395 points).
Overall, Hamilton has won eight races this season, so by the time the drivers and cars get to Abu Dhabi, the season most likely will be over, not that the Brit is taking his huge lead for granted. “I could only have dreamed of having this kind of gap,” Hamilton said. “Ferrari have put on such a great challenge all year long. All I can really say is that I have to put it down to my team. They’ve done a phenomenal job.” Second place Vettel is also in a bullish mood and claims he’ll fight for the Championship until the end of the season. “We go flat out for the last four races and see what happens,” he says. “We still have a chance this year.”