Can He Do It? 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview

Hello F1 fans! It is that time of year again. The number of races until the end of the season has dwindled all the way down to the final race at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

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Do you see that purple building? That is is the Yas Hotel – that I have been to!

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And this year’s final race will be exciting. We have 2 great drivers that have a shot at winning the championship: Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. This post will tell you the where each of the 2 have to finish for a certain outcome as well as other things at stake lower down on the grid.

 

 

 

ROSBERG OR HAMILTON? WHO CAN WIN?

Right now Nico Rosberg is 12 points ahead of his main rival. If It were to be a normal race (Mercedes 1 and 2), Nico would win the championship. However in sports, anything can happen. A retirement, mechanical failure, crash or bad start could happen. Never say never. Here is a very helpful page made by BBC sport on the results of different outcomes in the race.

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WHAT ELSE IS AT STAKE?

There are a lot of tight battles going on in the drivers championship. Especially for 4th and 5th between Sebastian Vettel A.K.A (Seb) and Max Verstappen A.K.A (Mad Max). They are separated by 5 points! Also The battle for tenth between Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa is very close. Here are the current standings for the top 10 ranked drivers:

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                 SAUBER VS. MANOR: BATTLE OF THE BACK MARKERS

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We might not know it, but a lot goes on with the teams ranked a little bit lower on the grid.  Being a member of these teams can be just as stressful as working for a top team like Mercedes or Red Bull. Smaller Budget, less workers, underdeveloped car and many, many other problems. Right now the two teams that form this “Caboose” are Manor Racing and Sauber F1 team. The two small teams are fighting for the scraps. Every last point or position is crucial for the the survival of both these teams. Only one point separates these two with Sauber leading Manor on two points.

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Sauber Driver Felipe Nasar drove a fantastic race, finishing 8th. Finishing 9th in the Constructors (team) championship gives you 35 million dollars more prize money than if you finished 10th!

 

I am looking forward to this race and hope it is a good one!

I have written a post a long tine ago about when I went o the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Enjoy!

https://kidslovef1.com/2015/11/20/my-f1-experiences-in-dubai/

Also congratulations to Jimmie Johnson for winning the American Nascar sprint cup on Sunday.

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