Pyrrhic victory for Hamilton, title to Rosberg


Lewis Hamilton the tenth victory of the season, he has been known to worse than any abandonment. The briton took the race in Abu Dhabi, but his companion Nico Rosberg the title of world champion. The second place was enough to clinch the championship, despite Sebastian Vettel that he was about to give the surprise.

Mess from the start

Max Verstappen she starred in the only incident destacablede the output when in the third curve he lost control of his Red Bull and trompeó. That forced him to climb from the bottom of the stroke, which is always a guarantee of performance: at lap 5 he was already 13 and 10 (in the middle of pit stops), 2nd. Also your companion (19459005] Daniel Ricciardo went wrong, because he could not resist the third square grill Kimi Räikkönen. Other riders were also affected by a touch, as was the case of Kevin Magnussen that had to change the nose of his Renault. The Danish left a few laps after, laid off from the factory in Enstone with a bitter taste.

Ferrari led the singing voice in the pit stops, to the point that its two pilots estorbaron to the Mercedes. Both Hamilton as Rosberg’s had a few stops slightly slow because of Raikkonen and Vettel came in to change his tyres at the same time.

Bitter farewell Button

Saturday already barruntaba that the strategy to contrapie of the Red Bull could give problems to Mercedes, and after the first change of tyres saw Verstappen putting in danger his podium, Petrov at this same stage in 2010. To Rosberg, he was told not to take any risk: he was still champion at that time.

behind, Jenson Button saw how McLaren left him lying in his last race in Formula 1 by the breakage of the front suspension right. Tears in the box of the team uk and in the stands in honor of the world champion 2009.

In the following lap, Daniil Kvyat was forced to leave his Toro Rosso pulled in a lateral, because the gearbox said ‘enough’. The image of the Russian getting back on a bike was sufficiently eloquent as to summarize a season quite surreal for him.

Time is “critical” for Rosberg

The bet Verstappen to stay on track until you reach the window just a stop forced the Mercedes to move. They warned Rosberg that it was “critical” that adelantase the Dutch at that time because it provided that I could give you problems at the end of the race.

Said and done: the German threw all the arrest that is expected of a pilot who aspires to the world championship of Formula 1 and threw off the Red Bull, in an overtaking to the limit, almost with a touch between both.

Despite the fact that Verstappen was ahead, Rosberg ended his fight there: he was ordered to tighten even more to get to Lewis Hamilton, which until now had not had any problems.

Hamilton puts a song slow

Mercedes will not be played, nor a minimum. From the box they nailed the strategy with its two pilots, and led with two stops-the perfect pit (last forecasted year) in the absence of 25 turns to the end. The strategy of Hamilton from that point, you’ve seen that in the pit lane, nothing happened, went to be get nervous to Rosberg. Started to slow down the pace of the test to the point that their engineers asked for explanations: “why are you going so slow?”. Silence for an answer.

The thrill is moved back. Sebastian Vettel he stretched out the most of his second pit stop to get to the end with superblandos, that a priori you could give it some advantage in the face of a hypothetical car security with respect to the Red Bull and even Mercedes.

Sainz says goodbye to the fault of Palmer

Carlos Sainz left ten laps to the end because of Jolyon Palmer. The renewed pilot of Renault took place when Ricciardo was doubling both of them, and broke the gearbox to touch the rear. The five-second penalty at the british deprived them of their attempts

times Table Race Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi

Pos. Piloto Dorsal Equipo Tiempo Laps
1 Gran Bretaña Lewis Hamilton 44 Mercedes GANADOR 55
2 Alemania Nico Rosberg 6 Mercedes +0.439 55
3 Alemania Sebastian Vettel 5 Ferrari +0.843 55
4 Países Bajos Max Verstappen 33 Network Bull +1.685 55
5 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 3 Network Bull +5.315 55
6 Finlandia Kimi Raikkonen 7 Ferrari +18.816 55
7 Alemania Nico Hulkenberg 27 Force India +50.114 55
8 México Sergio Perez 11 Force India +58.776 55
9 Brasil Felipe Massa 19 Williams +59.436 55
10 España Fernando Alonso 14 McLaren +59.896 55
11 Francia Romain Grosjean 8 Haas F1 Team +76.777 55
12 México Esteban Gutiérrez 21 Haas F1 Team +95.113 55
13 Francia Esteban Ocon 31 Manor F1 +1L 54
14 Alemania Pascal Wehrlein 94 Manor F1 +1L 54
15 Suecia Marcus Ericsson 9 Sauber +1L 54
16 Brasil Felipe Nasr 12 Sauber +1L 54
17 Gran Bretaña Jolyon Palmer 30 Renault +1L 54
Ret España Carlos Sainz 55 Toro Rosso 0
Ret Rusia Daniil Kvyat 26 Toro Rosso 0
Ret Gran Bretaña Jenson Button 22 McLaren 0
Ret Finlandia Valtteri Bottas 77 Williams 0
Ret Dinamarca Kevin Magnussen 20 Renault 0