2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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  1. Samus

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    Rosberg still has this in the bag, he's not going to be under pressure for 3rd even if Max nabs 2nd, which seems unlikely anyway.
     
  2. Tintorera

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    Good pit for ROS, clear of Verstappen
     
  3. sems4arsenal

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    Oh a battle perhaps?
     
  4. Jimlaad43

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    Lewis starting to back Rosberg up?
     
  5. MUSC4EVER

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    Rosberg is catching Hamilton!
     
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    From all the celebs you could invite, why would you choose Paris Hilton?
     
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  7. niky

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    If all you want to do after the race is party... why not?

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    Somebody wake me up when something happens.

    So far, both drivers playing it safe. Lewis seems to be backing Rosberg up, but that's not really a viable strategy unless he is running a wildly different pit schedule.
     
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  8. Samus

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    Mercedes battling on track? Don't be silly!
     
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  9. nowcontrol

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    All I want to see now is real man hugs on the podium out of pure respect for a long term friendship and ultimate rivalry. :lol:

    They both deserve everything, may the best man win. :D
     
  10. Vinylshark

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    I don't think Ferrari really has much to party after this race/season.

    I wonder how long Mercedes will allow Lewis to keep backing up Nico, or if they will even interfere at all.
     
  11. Tintorera

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    Merc asked Lewis, why are you so slow?, on lap 33.
     
  12. Samus

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    It is such a shame money buys the last race of the season and we're stuck with Abu Dhabi. How much better would it have been with a wet Brazil for this finale?
     
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  13. NW48

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    Duel in the Desert? Nah, more like Snooze in the Desert.
     
  14. niky

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    It was the last race.

    This is just pre-season testing for 2017.
     
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  15. Samus

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    Anyway fair play to Merc, 20/21 poles and 19/21 wins (soon) this year. Absolutely crushed it for three years.
     
  16. MUSC4EVER

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    I think Abu Dhabi is an amazing facility, but the race track itself isn't great....
     
  17. Jimlaad43

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    Palmer lol
     
  18. Robin

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    Palmer proving his worth in F1 again...
     
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  19. MUSC4EVER

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    We have another season of Jolyon Palmer to come...
     
  20. Samus

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    Mercedes fooling no one with that call, Vettel ain't a threat.
     
  21. mustafur

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    5 second time penalty for hitting a car from behind and making it retire, really??
     
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  22. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    It's a stupid notion as you said. Also it's hard to believe the Balestre stuff considering Prost had already had a WDC, it could be argued he did it cause he was tired of being confronted by Senna but we will probably never know for sure. It is arguable that the media and fans already have a good influence, especially when people look at the Vettel-Verstappen-Ricciardo situation.
     
  23. Ridox2JZGTE

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    Vettel is on fire :eek:
     
  24. Vinylshark

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    Vettel vs Verstappen coming up. We finally might get some drama.
     
  25. nowcontrol

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    Is it weird to wave at the TV on shots of people in whatever garages in the hope that they wave back when they see themselves on screen, just like the fans do. :dopey:
     
  26. GTracer38

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    That penalty seems to be FIA's way of saying what difference does this penalty really make...

    Race is heating up now!
     
  27. mustafur

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    Basically anyone that has extended their tyre stint has benefitted massively in this race, there must be something about the surface that makes the drive feel like he is losing more time then they really are, as the same thing happened in 2010 when Webber and Alonso lost their title shot by pitting too early thinking their tyres had gone.
     
  28. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Well Hamilton is backing up Rosberg it seems.
     
  29. NightHawkFur

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    Lewis being a total roadblock for Rosberg. Vettel therefore gaining...Cheeky...
     
  30. NW48

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    Well, may as well get it out of the way now so I can go to sleep. Congrats Nico Rosberg on your first World Championship. There were moments were you nearly threw it away, but you kept being consistent and secured the title. Great job.
     
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