Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2018

Fastest Lap Hamilton
Best Race Team Mercedes
Best Quali Team Mercedes



5 DNF's of 20 starters
Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Lights to flag!
20th to 13th7Most Places Gained:
Lance Stroll
Female/Male Ratio 0:20, Nationalities: 14, Main Nationalities: France with 3 drivers, Average Driver Age: 28, Oldest Driver: 39, Youngest Driver: 20

Race Results

+/-PosDriverTeamPointsNotes
-1stL. Hamilton25 ()
12ndS. Vettel18
33rdM. Verstappen15
14thD. Ricciardo12
35thV. Bottas10
56thC. Sainz Jnr8
17thC. Leclerc6
68thS. Perez4
29thR. Grosjean2+1 Lap
310thK. Magnussen1+1 Lap
411thF. Alonso+1 Lap
412thB. Hartley+1 Lap
713thL. StrollWilliams+1 Lap
414thS. Vandoorne+1 Lap
415thS. SirotkinWilliams+1 Lap
1DNFP. Gasly
8DNFE. Ocon
6DNFM. Ericsson
15DNFK. Räikkönen
10DNFN. Hulkenberg

* indicates fastest lap

Qualifying - The Grid

Race News

Pit Chat: Alonso shows one last middle finger to F1

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Sirotkin backers: Our decision to leave

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Kubica: ‘Many people are leaving’ Williams

Kubica: ‘Many people are leaving’ Williams Planet F1

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News of yet another breakdown for Alonso

News of yet another breakdown for Alonso Planet F1

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Ricciardo: Renault switch ‘f**king terrifying’

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Vandoorne lands Mercedes role for 2019

Vandoorne lands Mercedes role for 2019 Planet F1

From McLaren reject to Mercedes, Stoffel Vandoorne has landed the role of Mercedes’ simulator driver for 2019, a job he’ll... Read more »
Hamilton dislikes carrying the number ‘1’

Hamilton dislikes carrying the number ‘1’ Planet F1

Permitted to run the number ‘1’ as the reigning champion, Lewis Hamilton did so in FP1 for the Abu Dhabi... Read more »
Abu Dhabi F1 test: Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc beats Vettel benchmark

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Charles Leclerc started life as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver by beating Sebastian Vettel’s Tuesday benchmark and topping the times... Read more »
Conclusions from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Conclusions from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Planet F1

Everything changes and everything stays the same while Nico Hulkenberg’s barrel roll has reopened the Halo debate… It’s all change... Read more »
Vandoorne unimpressed with McLaren ‘politics’

Vandoorne unimpressed with McLaren ‘politics’ Planet F1

Bidding farewell to F1 in Abu Dhabi, Stoffel Vandoorne has hinted at “politics” playing a role in his final season... Read more »
F1 gossip: Hamilton, Monger, Vandoorne, Alonso, Bottas

F1 gossip: Hamilton, Monger, Vandoorne, Alonso, Bottas BBC Sport F1

Vandoorne unimpressed by “politics”, Hamilton pays tribute to Monger, stewards “surprised” by Alonso, plus more F1 gossip. Continue reading on... Read more »
Williams explains why Kubica got the nod

Williams explains why Kubica got the nod Planet F1

Claire Williams has said Robert Kubica was given the 2019 drive after impressing during “a full evaluation process”. Kubica was... Read more »
Raikkonen reunited with Sauber in testing

Raikkonen reunited with Sauber in testing Planet F1

17 years after he last put in a lap in a Sauber, Kimi Raikkonen was back behind the wheel as... Read more »
A new race engineer for Bottas in 2019

A new race engineer for Bottas in 2019 Planet F1

Valtteri Bottas will have a new race engineer for the 2019 season with Tony Ross moving over to Mercedes’ Formula E... Read more »