Past Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 -- Sebastian Vettel (2) -- Red Bull Renault -- 186.578 kph/1:38:06.106
2012 -- Kimi Raikkonen (4) -- Lotus -- 172.878 kph/1:45:58.667
2011 -- Lewis Hamilton (2) -- McLaren-Mercedes -- 188.494 kph/1:37:11.886
2010 -- Sebastian Vettel (1) -- Red Bull Renault -- 183.923 kph/1:39:36.837
2009 -- Sebastian Vettel (2) -- Red Bull Renault -- 194.789 kph/1:34:03.414
Past Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Pole Winners (Finish)
2013 -- Mark Webber -- 2
2012 -- Lewis Hamilton -- Ret
2011 -- Sebastian Vettel -- Ret
2010 -- Sebastian Vettel -- 1
2009 -- Lewis Hamilton -- Ret
Last Race Results
RACE: Brazilian Grand Prix (Nov. 9)
SITE: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Interlagos -- Sao Paulo, Brazil
MILES: 190.067 (305.909 km)
WINNER: Nico Rosberg
RUNNER-UP: Lewis Hamilton
THIRD: Felipe Massa
FOURTH: Jenson Button
FIFTH: Sebastian Vettel
POLE WINNER: Nico Rosberg (finished 1)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 30 mins., 2.555 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 203.842 kph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.457 secs.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Entry List
Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim, Germ)
Red Bull Racing-Renault
Daniel Ricciardo (Perth, Australia)
Red Bull Racing-Renault
Nico Rosberg (Wiesbaden, Germany)
Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, Finland)
Romain Grosjean (Geneva,Switzerland)
Kamui Kobayashi (Hyogo, Japan)
Sergio Perez (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Pastor Maldonado (Maracay,Venezuela)
Fernando Alonso (Oviedo, Spain)
Felipe Massa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Kevin Magnussen (Roskilde, Denmark)
Esteban Gutierrez (Monterrey, Mexico)
Jenson Button (Frome, England)
Jean-Eric Vergne (Pontoise, France)
Daniil Kvyat (Bashkortostan, Russia)
Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich, Germany)
Lewis Hamilton (Stevenage, England)
Will Stevens (Oxshott, England)
Valtteri Bottas (Nastola, Finland)
Adrian Sutil (Starnberg, Germany)
* - defending champion
Leading Contenders (Finish last five years)
Mover of the Week
Nico Hulkenberg - started 12 and finished 8
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Nico Rosberg
Last Week's Pick to Win (Lewis Hamilton) - finished 2
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit is the 19th and final
round on the 2014 Formula One calendar.
This grand prix is F1's first double points race, with the winner receiving 50
points compared to the usual 25.
The Abu Dhabi GP will decide the world championship between Mercedes drivers
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Mercedes has already clinched the
constructors' title. Hamilton currently holds a 17-point lead over Rosberg.
They are the only drivers who remain eligible for the championship.
If Hamilton finishes no worse than second, he will be guaranteed of his second
world championship, even if Rosberg wins the race. Hamilton's first title in
F1 came in 2008.
This will be the sixth running of the Abu Dhabi GP at Yas Marina Circuit,
which is one of the few tracks on the F1 calendar to run in an anti-
clockwise direction. It's also part of Abu Dhabi's Yas Island development,
covering an area of 25-square kilometers.
The Abu Dhabi GP is the only race of the season that starts late in the
afternoon and concludes at twilight. When the lights are turned on, Yas Marina
becomes one of the largest lit permanent sports venues in the world.
This will be the third time Abu Dhabi hosts the season-ending race. It was
also the season-finale in 2009 and '10. Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull won
the inaugural running of this event in '09, and then followed up with another
victory there one year later. Vettel's win in Abu Dhabi four years ago allowed
him to clinch his first of four consecutive F1 world championships by just
four points over Fernando Alonso from Ferrari.
In 2012, Kimi Raikkonen won a F1 grand prix for the first time in three years
by taking the checkered flag for the Abu Dhabi GP. Raikkonen, the 2007 F1
world champion, left Ferrari at the end of 2009 and then competed in the World
Rally Championship as well as a handful of NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World
Truck Series races for the next two years before joining Lotus for the '12
season. He gave Lotus its first victory in the sport since the 1987 United
States Grand Prix in Detroit. Raikkonen returned to Ferrari following the
conclusion of the 2013 season.
The Caterham F1 team is set to return to racing in Abu Dhabi after missing the
last two grand prix (United States and Brazil) due to ongoing financial
issues. Kamui Kobayashi will drive one of its cars there. Driver Marcus
Ericsson recently departed the team.
The 2015 F1 world championship will begin with the March 15 Australian Grand
Prix in Melbourne. Rosberg won last year's race there.
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