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In Pictures: The teams of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

November 1, 2013

Red Bull Racing: Another season of dominance for the Milton Keynes-based team, which has earned them a fourth successive double of the drivers' and constructors' championships. Struggled with tyre wear, initially, but since June the RB9 car has been in a class of its own on the grid - winning eight of the past 10 races. Tom Gandolfini / AFP
Red Bull Racing: Another season of dominance for the Milton Keynes-based team, which has earned them a fourth successive double of the drivers' and constructors' championships. Struggled with tyre wear, initially, but since June the RB9 car has been in a class of its own on the grid - winning eight of the past 10 races. Tom Gandolfini / AFP
Ferrari: It looked so good for the Italians at the start of the year. Two wins in the first five races hinted at a serious title push, but that was as good as it got for the most successful team in F1 history. They struggled to match the development of Red Bull and Mercedes-GP and fell away from the front of the grid as the season went on. Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters
Ferrari: It looked so good for the Italians at the start of the year. Two wins in the first five races hinted at a serious title push, but that was as good as it got for the most successful team in F1 history. They struggled to match the development of Red Bull and Mercedes-GP and fell away from the front of the grid as the season went on. Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters
McLaren-Mercedes: An awful season as the decision to go in a different direction on car design after a successful 2012 has yielded a slow package. Not since 1980 has the British team failed to score a podium in a season, but with a best result of fifth place thus far, that low appears as if it will be matched this year. Christopher Pike / The National
McLaren-Mercedes: An awful season as the decision to go in a different direction on car design after a successful 2012 has yielded a slow package. Not since 1980 has the British team failed to score a podium in a season, but with a best result of fifth place thus far, that low appears as if it will be matched this year. Christopher Pike / The National
Lotus: Started the season well with a victory in the opening race in Australia but do not have the raw speed of their rivals. However, their ability to look after their tyres has made them a factor. Thirteen podium finishes is a solid reward, but no further wins is a disappointment. Valdrin Xhema / EPA
Lotus: Started the season well with a victory in the opening race in Australia but do not have the raw speed of their rivals. However, their ability to look after their tyres has made them a factor. Thirteen podium finishes is a solid reward, but no further wins is a disappointment. Valdrin Xhema / EPA
Mercedes-GP: It is a sign of how improved the German manufacturer are three victories and eight pole positions feels like a disappointment, in the wake of the Red Bull onslaught. Will be a force if they can improve their race pace to match their single-lap speed. Caren Firouz / Reuters
Mercedes-GP: It is a sign of how improved the German manufacturer are three victories and eight pole positions feels like a disappointment, in the wake of the Red Bull onslaught. Will be a force if they can improve their race pace to match their single-lap speed. Caren Firouz / Reuters
Sauber: As financial problems hit the Swiss team so they have fallen down on the field on speed. They struggled for much of the season, but have found speed of late, which Nico Hulkeberg has capitalised on. Have scored 38 of their 45 points in the past five races. Karim Sahib / AFP
Sauber: As financial problems hit the Swiss team so they have fallen down on the field on speed. They struggled for much of the season, but have found speed of late, which Nico Hulkeberg has capitalised on. Have scored 38 of their 45 points in the past five races. Karim Sahib / AFP
Force India: A season of two halves. Prior to the change of tyre compounds by Pirelli they were consistently fighting for top-10 places, scoring 59 points in the first eight races. But their form has dropped since Britain, scoring nine points in the second half of the season. Prakash Singh / AFP
Force India: A season of two halves. Prior to the change of tyre compounds by Pirelli they were consistently fighting for top-10 places, scoring 59 points in the first eight races. But their form has dropped since Britain, scoring nine points in the second half of the season. Prakash Singh / AFP
Williams: The 1990s, when they were dominating F1, feel a really long time ago now, with the British team on target for their worst season in F1 since 1977 with just one point to their name as they have toiled. Christopher Pike / The National
Williams: The 1990s, when they were dominating F1, feel a really long time ago now, with the British team on target for their worst season in F1 since 1977 with just one point to their name as they have toiled. Christopher Pike / The National
Toro Rosso: A return to form after a poor 2012, the team are closing in on scoring their highest points total in one season. Have proven quick over one lap, and while they have struggled to maintain that speed over a race distance there have been some good results. Valdrin Xhema / EPA
Toro Rosso: A return to form after a poor 2012, the team are closing in on scoring their highest points total in one season. Have proven quick over one lap, and while they have struggled to maintain that speed over a race distance there have been some good results. Valdrin Xhema / EPA
Caterham: Four years in to the life of Formula One and there are signs of improvement for the team, and they have out-performed fellow backmarker team Marussia. Still no points, but are getting closer to the midfield. Srdjan Suki / EPA
Caterham: Four years in to the life of Formula One and there are signs of improvement for the team, and they have out-performed fellow backmarker team Marussia. Still no points, but are getting closer to the midfield. Srdjan Suki / EPA
Marussia: Started the year with the competitive edge over Caterham, but despite the efforts of the excellent Jules Bianchi, have slipped backwards as the season has gone on, though they still are ahead of Caterham in the fight for 10th place in the constructors' standings, coming to Abu Dhabi. Tom Gandolfini / AFP
Marussia: Started the year with the competitive edge over Caterham, but despite the efforts of the excellent Jules Bianchi, have slipped backwards as the season has gone on, though they still are ahead of Caterham in the fight for 10th place in the constructors' standings, coming to Abu Dhabi. Tom Gandolfini / AFP