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The 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) was the twenty-first and final race of the 2018 Formula One season, and the tenth time the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was held. It was held between 23 November and 25 November 2018.

In qualifying, Lewis Hamilton took his eighty-third pole position. Valtteri Bottas qualified second to take another front-row lockout for Mercedes, while Sebastian Vettel qualified third.

In the race, Hamilton made a good start to keep the lead, before the safety car was deployed on the first lap after Nico Hülkenberg collided with Romain Grosjean and barrel-rolled into the tyre barrier. The safety car came in at the end of lap 4, but the virtual safety car was soon deployed on lap 7 after Kimi Räikkönen stopped on the start/finish straight with a problem on his car. Hamilton took his pit stop at the end of the lap before the virtual safety car ended on the next lap, and took back the lead after Daniel Ricciardo pitted at the end of lap 33. Bottas lost second place to Vettel on lap 35 after having a lockup, and was then passed by Max Verstappen on lap 38, but not without making contact. Bottas then lost fourth place to Ricciardo on the following lap. Hamilton went on to take his seventy-third win overall, breaking the record of scoring the most points in a season with 408 points. Vettel and Verstappen completed the podium respectively. Fernando Alonso, who was making his final F1 race, finished 11th and he was flanked by both Hamilton and Vettel, performing donuts on the pit straight when the race ended.



BackgroundEdit

To celebrate Fernando Alonso's final race, McLaren used a one-off livery on his car, marking the first time they have used a one-off livery since the 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix.[1]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
Free Practice 1 only
36 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
40 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:42.114 18 1:39.938 18 1:40.233 19
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:38.945 2 1:37.428 3 1:38.090 6
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:40.453 8 1:37.569 6 1:37.587 3
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:40.417 7 1:37.461 5 1:37.464 2
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:40.663 10 1:38.060 7 1:38.304 7
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.928 17 1:39.502 17 1:39.997 17
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:40.671 11 1:38.506 11 1:39.740 15
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 1:41.075 13 1:38.806 14 1:39.053 11
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:42.313 19 1:38.725 13 1:39.974 16
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP 1:38.831 15 1:39.282 13
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:41.493 15 1:40.046 19 1:40.117 18
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:40.235 6 1:38.318 9 1:39.612 14
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:41.023 12 1:38.230 8 1:38.850 8
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:41.137 14 1:38.957 16 1:39.074 12
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 1:40.102 5 1:38.402 10 1:39.011 10
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:38.491 1 1:37.280 2 1:37.747 4
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes DNP 1:40.935 20 1:41.182 20
36 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.662 16 DNP DNP
40 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:42.992 20 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:39.543 4 1:37.443 4 1:37.176 1
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 1:40.588 9 1:38.511 12 1:38.970 9
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:39.452 3 1:37.236 1 1:37.933 5
Source: [2][3][4]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 3 1:36.828 1 1:35.693 1 1:34.794 1
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 2 1:36.789 4 1:36.392 2 1:34.956 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1 1:36.775 3 1:36.345 3 1:35.125 3
4 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 5 1:37.010 7 1:35.735 4 1:35.365 4
5 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 6 1:37.117 10 1:36.964 5 1:35.401 5
6 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 8 1:37.195 2 1:36.144 6 1:35.589 6
7 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 11 1:37.575 7 1:36.732 7 1:36.192 7
8 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 7 1:37.124 5 1:36.580 8 1:36.237 8
9 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 4 1:36.936 9 1:36.814 9 1:36.540 9
10 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 10 1:37.569 6 1:36.630 10 1:36.542 10
11 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 13 1:37.757 11 1:36.982 11
12 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 12 1:37.619 12 1:37.132 12
13 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 15 1:37.934 13 1:37.309 13
14 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 9 1:37.255 14 1:37.541 14
15 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 14 1:37.890 15 1:37.743 15
16 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 16 1:37.994 16
17 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 17 1:38.166 17
18 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 18 1:38.577 18
19 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 19 1:38.635 19
20 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 20 1:38.682 20
107% time: 1:43.549
Source: [5]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 2
______________ Valtteri Bottas
Row 2 3 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 4
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 3 5 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo 6
______________ Max Verstappen
Row 4 7 ______________
Romain Grosjean 8
______________ Charles Leclerc
Row 5 9 ______________
Esteban Ocon 10
______________ Nico Hülkenberg
Row 6 11 ______________
Carlos Sainz, Jr. 12
______________ Marcus Ericsson
Row 7 13 ______________
Kevin Magnussen 14
______________ Sergio Pérez
Row 8 15 ______________
Fernando Alonso 16
______________ Brendon Hartley
Row 9 17 ______________
Pierre Gasly 18
______________ Stoffel Vandoorne
Row 10 19 ______________
Sergey Sirotkin 20
______________ Lance Stroll

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 55 1h 39m 40.382s 1 25
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 55 +2.581s 3 18
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 55 +12.706s 6 15
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 55 +15.379s 5 12
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 55 +47.957s 2 10
6 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 55 +72.548s 11 8
7 16 MonacoCharles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 55 +90.789s 8 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 55 +91.275s 14 4
9 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 54 +1 Lap 7 2
10 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 54 +1 Lap 13 1
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 54 +1 Lap* 15
12 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 54 +1 Lap 16
13 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 54 +1 Lap 20
14 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 54 +1 Lap 18
15 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 54 +1 Lap 19
Ret 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 46 Engine 17
Ret 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 44 Engine 9
18 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 24 Engine 12
Ret 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 6 Electrical 4
Ret 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 0 Collision 10
Source: [6]
  • * Alonso was given a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.[7]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "McLaren reveal one-off livery for Alonso's final race in Abu Dhabi". 21 November 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.mclaren-reveal-one-off-livery-for-alonso's-final-race.8YzX6QexZmqag42OSykw2.html. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. "2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 23 November 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/999/abu-dhabi/practice-1.html. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. "2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 23 November 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/999/abu-dhabi/practice-2.html. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  4. "2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 24 November 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/999/abu-dhabi/practice-3.html. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  5. "2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 24 November 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/999/abu-dhabi/qualifying.html. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  6. "Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2018 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 25 November 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/999/abu-dhabi/race-result.html. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  7. "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 39". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 25 November 2018. https://www.fia.com/file/75322/download?token=_y_zi5ZK. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
V T E 2018 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers alphabetically Alonso • Bottas • Ericsson • Gasly • Grosjean • Hamilton • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Leclerc • Magnussen • Ocon • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Sainz • Sirotkin • Stroll • Vandoorne • Verstappen • Vettel
Drivers by number Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Hartley • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 35 Sirotkin • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas
Other Drivers
Cars Ferrari SF71H • Force India VJM11 • Haas VF-18 • McLaren MCL33 • Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ • Red Bull RB14 • Renault R.S.18 • Sauber C37 • Toro Rosso STR13 • Williams FW41
Tyres Pirelli
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See also 2017 Formula One Season • 2019 Formula One Season • Category
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