Setting the scene for Abu Dhabi

Setting the scene for Abu Dhabi

Excitement is building in Abu Dhabi ahead of this weekend's four-way title decider. Edd Straw describes the mood in the paddock as the finale approaches

Breathless. That's the best word to describe the Formula 1 paddock in Abu Dhabi - and not merely as a result of the mad transatlantic dash across the world from Sao Paulo to the United Arab Emirates for this most geographically incompatible of double-headers.

Here, there is a world championship to be decided, with an unprecedented four drivers in with a shout of being crowned on Sunday afternoon. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is all about four men – Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton – the other 20 drivers are mere supporting turns, incidental players on the grand stage.

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