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2016 Abu Dhabi GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:39 pm

After 20 GP's, it has all come down to the final race in Abu Dhabi. This will be the end of an era, a champion being crowned, and a break from everything. Here are some things to keep your eye on.

Nico vs Lewis

The championship lead has been cut to only 12. For Lewis Hamilton to clinch a 4th title, he would need to win while Nico Rosberg needs to finish 4th or worse.

For Nico Rosberg, he is looking to become the 2nd father-son duo to win a drivers title with his father Keke. The only family to accomplish this feat was Graham and Damon Hill.

The End of an Era

For 2 drivers, this will be the final time we will ever see them in a F1 car. Jenson Button and Felipe Massa will be driving their final race before making way for Lance Stroll and Stoffel Vandoorne. As a fan of both Jenson and Felipe, I will miss them.

Everyone's on the Board

For the first time since 2009, all constructors have scored at least 1 point. In Brazil, Brazilian Felipe Nasr drove his Sauber to a very well deserved 9th place finish giving Sauber their first points of the season. Who knows, they could possibly score some more points in Abu Dhabi.

Fountain of Youth

One driver that shocked people was Max Verstappen. In just 15 laps, in the rain, he drove his Red Bull from outside the top 10 to a podium. Some people have compared this drive to Ayrton Senna's 2nd place in the 1984 Monaco GP. While it may be early to call Max Verstappen the next Senna, this drive may have shined a bright light on the future.

(I may do a season in review but I might need some extra motivation to do it)

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Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi GP

Post by Alta on Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:49 pm

So what's the narrative Sky will run with if Rosberg wins it.
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Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi GP

Post by PRAWBLEMS on Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:07 am

This guy should've gone into stand up comedy. What does he expect, Indy or NASCAR? No one brings money in that place like F1.
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Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi GP

Post by PRAWBLEMS on Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:46 am

Welp, GC Rosberg. What fitting endings to the season for Danii Kvyat and the career for Jensen Button. Hamilton being a whiny S.O.B at the end also isn't shocking.
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Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi GP

Post by bigdc48 on Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:50 am

GC Rosberg. Very Happy. A great way to end the season. And goodbyes to Massa and Button on outstanding F1 careers.
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Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi GP

Post by Ben Atkins on Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:53 am

Fantastic race! Awesome championship for Nico Rosberg... he definitely earned it.

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Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi GP

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:26 am

EAD Hamilton
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Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi GP

Post by Alta on Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:19 pm

Pretty good finale to wrap up the year on F1. Great to see Nico finally pull of the big one, congrats to him! Got really tense there at the end with that 4 car fight.

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