Five themes to watch for in Abu Dhabi

Five themes to watch for in Abu Dhabi

Will Vettel take his third win in a row in Abu Dhabi? Or will Hamilton eclipse the German despite missing out on pole? Edd Straw runs over the talking points after qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Unbeatable Vettel?

This is the third Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In the previous two races, Sebastian Vettel has won on both occasions and led 79 out of 110 laps. He starts Sunday evening's race from pole position at the venue where he became Formula 1's youngest world champion.

Given that track record, you wouldn't bet against him, right? Well, perhaps not, but the McLaren drivers are upbeat about their machine's race pace, giving reason to expect Vettel to have a real fight on his hands if he wants to bag a 12th victory of the season.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

$1