x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: an event to remember

Stay with The National this weekend for the biggest event of the year, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live from Yas Island.

Lewis Hamilton, left, and Jenson Button, the 2008 and 2009 champions, congratulate Sebastian Vettel, the 23-year-old German who takes over from Hamilton as the youngest F1 champion.
Lewis Hamilton, left, and Jenson Button, the 2008 and 2009 champions, congratulate Sebastian Vettel, the 23-year-old German who takes over from Hamilton as the youngest F1 champion.

ABU DHABI // The Formula One roadshow has taken off in Abu Dhabi for what promises to be a thrilling climax to the 2010 grand prix season at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Lewis Hamilton is vying for the title with Mark Webber, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel, and all four have a chance in the final race of a turbulent season.

They will have to fully overcome the effects of the 12,000km flight from Sao Paulo if they are to successfully navigate their cars at speeds of 300kph around the Yas Marina Circuit.

Johnny Herbert, The National's columnist and former F1 driver, is backing Webber, the Australian, to win the title. 

"Webber has made the fewest mistakes and he has been the most consistent. I think he deserves to take the title and I expect to see him celebrating his first world crown on Sunday."

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