Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi 2016: Results of classification


As I said yesterday, the world ends, this race will be the last of this year 2016. The F1 puts direction to a stop where the rest of the pilots, engineers, mechanics and the rest of the staff, but not for long, since they have to work hard for the designs of the next year. That said, the GP of Abu Dhabi closes this season where they are still looking for a winner, for the moment, Rosberg is the better positioned, but Hamilton has managed to today, the pole.

Rosberg has done second, after his team-mate. Nico only needs one race alone to win. To finish, the German will be proclaimed tomorrow the world champion for the first time. Hamilton on the other hand, although today has done a better job, you need a touch of luck, a mistake from Rosberg, a breakdown of his companion, a touch,…something that gives you the points now separate him from re-repeat as world champion. Therefore, we expect an interesting race tomorrow…


Rosberg only needs a morning to make a career quiet as you’re used to, a regular trip, no touches in the first turns, which will produce a puncture or any break, and then relax and not to despair, be calm and be able to finish the race near Hamilton, without risking, without being aggressive. If it is able to do that, what you will get. In contrast Hamilton needs to keep that pole position after the first corner tomorrow, and take as a considerable advantage of points, but that not only depends on him of course….

In the McLaren-Honda have entered the Q3, despite the fact that it had a little bit complicated, but finally Alonso has been able to be 9, leaving out two Williams. As predicted, the six first posts are already subscribers to the three teams ahead of us and if any of the Williams was out, he would be there. A position that tomorrow gives you options to get some good points if all goes well. This race is the first with the Zak Brown at the helm and without Ron Dennis. Zak, paradoxically, is replacing the person who hired him.

Results of the free 3

Position Pilot Time
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’40″775
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’40″912
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’40″999
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’41″065
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’41″168
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’41″831
7 Sergio Perez Force India 1’41″885
8 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’42″067
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’42″076
10 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’42″354
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’42″585
12 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’42″616
13 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’42″664
14 Felipe Massa Williams 1’42″683
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’42″805
16 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’43″057
17 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’43″145
18 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’43″301
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’43″417
20 Esteban Ocon Manor 1’43″733
21 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’44″105
22 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’44″238

Results of the classification

Position Pilot Time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’38″755
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’39″058
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1’39″589
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1’39″604
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’39″661
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’39″818
7 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1’40″501
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1’40″519
9 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1’41″106
10 Felipe Massa Williams 1’41″213
11 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1’41″084
12 Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1’41″272
13 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1’41″480
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’41″564
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1’41″820
16 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1’41″995
17 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1’42″003
18 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1’42″142
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1’42″247
20 Esteban Ocon Manor 1’42″286
21 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1’42″393
22 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’42″637

Morning you cannot lose the race, it will be very interesting to see how it goes. Not only to see how they end up Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, but so special to see how they are going to Massa and Button, which will be his last race, see what happens ahead with the Red Bull guerrillas that would put the struggle for the world more complicated for the leaders if they manage to sneak in front or interlock, etc, Tomorrow we will show the analysis of race and after that we will be attentive to the rain of news that will emerge in the summer (signings, news, …).