Five themes to watch for in Abu Dhabi
Sunday's race will be a huge challenge for Sebastian Vettel, sent to the back of the grid for a fuel infringement. Can he still salvage some points or will it be Alonso's day in the sun? Edd Straw looks at the main storylines ahead of the Yas Marina race
After being excluded from qualifying for having an insufficient quantity of fuel for sampling purposes when he stopped on track at the end of Q3, Sebastian Vettel lines up 24th on the grid.
He has a 13-point lead and with championship rival Fernando Alonso lining up sixth, the chances of him extending that lead are minimal. But the Red Bull is pretty quick at Yas Marina, so you can guarantee that, if he keeps out of trouble, Vettel should be able to get into the mix for points.
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