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Rate the Abu Dhabi GP!

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#1 Snic

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:52

You know how this works !

Best Driver
Worst Driver
Best Team
Best Overtake
Best Moment
DRS + Tyres
And the race in a sentence...

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#2 Jimisgod

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:58

Best Driver - Kimi R.
Worst Driver - S. Perez, M. Webber, Massa did nothing, Vernge was a pushover, Di Resta caused the first corner mess just as much as Kamui did in Korea.
Best Team - Williams went pretty well. Ferrari was good too.
Best Overtake - Kimi at start, or Kobayashi at start - 15th to 8th
Best Moment - Whole race was good.
DRS + Tyres
And the race in a sentence... Very good. Waiting for repeat in Brazil.

#3 chrisblades85

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:02

I gave it a 9. Would of been a 10 but I couldn't do it, due to the track. But fair play to the place, it provided a great race today/night.

#4 F1ultimate

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:03

Despite Lewis DNF the race continued on in a highly entertaining manner.

Best PR for Abu Dhabi ever. And yeah the track looks incredibly, especially the stealthy black yatch most people didn't spot.

#5 SCUDmissile

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:03

Was exciting. Many twists.

#6 Disgrace

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:05

Entertaining for Abu Dhabi but for the wrong reasons. A complete lack of quality from the field gifted Vettel a podium he nearly lost on three occasions only to be bailed out by two safety cars.

Good ending though when the best drivers sans Hamilton had a straight fight.

#7 Snic

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:06

Best Driver Alonso for getting upto second in the third or fourth fastest car. Vettel made a few mistakes and had an awful lot of luck with cars in front of him peeling away in his path

Worst Driver Grosjean - maybe not his fault but involved in several incidents in a race winning car..

Best Overtake Alonso on Webber was the first overtake in a long long time that had me on my feet, it was an overtake that sums up Alonso's will to win

Best Moment Kimi Raikonnen telling his engineers that he knows how to win a race.. Kimi Raikonnen dropping the S bomb on the podium... He was missed :)

DRS + Tyres Have to say it.. DRS made this race what it was..

And the race in a sentence... Vettel takes his chance and seizes the opportunity.. A championship winning drive

Edited by Snic, 04 November 2012 - 15:24.


#8 choyothe

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:15

9/10

Best Driver Vettels edges Kimi

Worst Driver Too much to choose, terrible

Best Team RB probably

Best Overtake Vettel on Button :love:

Best Moment That and Vettel exiting 4th after his stop

DRS + Tyres = Bridgestone, so

And the race in a sentence... Epic in so many ways, drops from 10 with Button and Webber clowning around and letting Alonso ahead.


#9 Nonesuch

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:17

7/10

Best Driver: Hamilton. He looked set to win the race, was superb in qualifying and the early stages. Very sorry for him to see his time at McLaren come to such a miserable end.
Worst Driver: Perez. Totally clownish action to just barge people off track and dive back onto the racing line. The petulant and childish handwaving only makes it worse.
Best Team: Red Bull. Fantastic car, very smart with the regulations to make the most of a bad situation after quali, and good work on the strategy.
Best Overtake: Alonso on Webber in the first lap was great. That was very risky indeed! :up:
Best Moment: Rosberg and Karthikeyan both walking away unscathed after their scary crash.
DRS + Tyres: Don't like either. Not here, not anywhere.
And the race in a sentence: Vettel maintains title lead and is set to win the championship, while Raikkonen scores a deserved victory on an absolutely dreadful track.

Edited by Nonesuch, 04 November 2012 - 15:19.


#10 Atreiu

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:21

Kimi wins, ten.

#11 seahawk

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:24

Best Driver Lewis
Worst Driver Perez
Best Team Lotus
Best Overtake Vettel on Button
Best Moment Kimi wins it
DRS + Tyres good
And the race in a sentence... the 4 great drivers of F1 dominate the race

#12 Topsu

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:24

Best Driver - Räikkönen
Worst Driver - Perez, once again
Best Team - Red Bull, a huge team effort to maximize the result
Best Overtake - Vettel on Button
Best Moment - The unavoidable mayhem with Perez, Grosjean
DRS + Tyres - Nothing to say
And the race in a sentence - A great race, and another winner again

#13 UPRC

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:25

Shockingly good race this year. Who would have thought that Valencia and Abu Dhabi would have been the biggest nail biters of the year? :lol:

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:27

The race of the season, no doubt about it. :up:

#15 Sakae

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:29

Mood of Alonso's and McLaren' squads - priceless.
10 for me.
Thank you Seb.


#16 DanardiF1

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:31

Best Driver: Between Hamilton and Alonso. Lewis was supreme until car failed him, and was sure to win. Alonso went into 'damage maximisation' mode and would've finished on the podium regardless of SC's and other events.

Worst Driver: Webber. Whether this was on purpose to help Vettel or he just had a mare, he was wreckless and stupid. Retirement not his fault but a consequence of being back there having made mistakes before...

Best Team: Red Bull were good on knowing what to do with Vettel, but otherwise no other crucial decisions to make.

Best Overtake: Between Vettel on Button and Button on Maldonado. Both pretty much the same. Perez on Di Resta was great too until he forced Paul off, though Paul should've seen that coming.

Best Moment: Kimi crossing the line. Well overdue a win, and after some of the awesome radio messages was clearly in a motivated, determined mood to get things done!

DRS + Tyres: DRS more or less depended on the particular car's gearing. Tyres were ok, they did wear out but at a stable rate. Like softer Bridgestones (which I think is what really most people wanted to start with!)

And the race in a sentence... Exciting, with a messy midfield.

Edited by DanardiF1, 04 November 2012 - 15:32.


#17 harrys

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:36

Vettel was hugely LUCKY to finish on the podium. Would have been nowhere near without the safety car. FFS he lost a front wing part through contact early on, then took out a polystyrene marker block while under the safety car. Very lucky to be able to overtake Button late on with fresh tyres. The guy's luck is ridiculous, he could earn as much playing the lotto every week as he does from driving in F1. The only bad luck I remember him having, apart from Valencia, is after he had already won the WDC in Abu Dhabi last year.

If Lewis had a fraction of Seb's luck he'd be right in there fighting for the title.

#18 Nigol

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:37

Worst Driver Grosjean - maybe not his fault but involved in several incidents in a race winning car..


Like, for example, Schumacher?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:37


Best Driver Kimi easily.
Worst Driver Perez
Best Team Ferrari
Best Overtake Vettel on Button
Best Moment Kimi's response to DC
DRS + Tyres good they didn't decide the victor
And the race in a sentence... Excellent.
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#20 kartinhero

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:39

Can't remember any race getting this good rating here ever before.

Well it was one hell of a race 10/10

#21 my_own_shadow

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:40

Incredible race!!! Forza Alonso, Bravo Kimi, Well done Vettel!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:40

Shockingly good race this year. Who would have thought that Valencia and Abu Dhabi would have been the biggest nail biters of the year? :lol:

100% :up:

#23 SpaMaster

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:43

I had said earlier if Valencia can be exciting, Abu Dhabi can be as well, and it was!

Best Driver - Raikkonen and Vettel
Worst Driver - Perez
Best Team - Lotus. Together as a team they have managed a win at a point when they are not most competitive. I think the whole team found lot more from them this weekend than what they had. Too bad for Grosjean, if not for Perez, he would have probably finished at P5 or P6.
Best Overtake - Vettel on Button
Best Moment - When the leaders had to pit fearing Vettel
DRS + Tyres - Not a fan of DRS. Tyres themselves help a great deal
And the race in a sentence... - Cracker in Abu Dhabi! Who would have thought of that!



#24 Snic

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:51

Can't remember any race getting this good rating here ever before.

Well it was one hell of a race 10/10


This is a race that no-one will begrudge

The neutrals as Kimi won.
The hardcore Hamilton fans have logged off till next year
Alonso & Vettel fans as both had good results.
The sheikhs as their investment in this track is finally paying off as everyone's talking positively about this race for once.
And most of all Bernie, as whatever keeps the sheikhs happy keeps Bernie happy

#25 Watkins74

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:52

Best Driver - Vettel and Alonso. Would go to Lewis if he had more laps in the race but he was out to early.
Worst Driver - Mark Webber
Best Overtake - Several good ones
Best Moment - When we heard Rosberg was OK and Raikkonen's radio transmissions.

And the race in a sentence - Never a dull moment.

Edited by Watkins74, 04 November 2012 - 15:59.


#26 HPT

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:55

9/10

Best Driver Vettels edges Kimi

Worst Driver Too much to choose, terrible

Best Team RB probably

Best Overtake Vettel on Button :love:

Best Moment That and Vettel exiting 4th after his stop

DRS + Tyres = Bridgestone, so

And the race in a sentence... Epic in so many ways, drops from 10 with Button and Webber clowning around and letting Alonso ahead.


:rotfl:

Ok I can tell you're a Vettel fan from that but really? Vettel was clumsy at several parts of the race and got really lucky with the 2 safety cars. I fail to see what's so special about Vettel's overtake on Button with DRS as opposed to Alonso's overtake on Webber without DRS.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 16:13

Good race but the track still suck badly.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 16:15

Anybody who gives Vettel the best driver is brain dead. He drove a good race, but got involved in a incident that damaged his front wing, then was caught napping and nearly ran into the back of a driver under a safety car. He was the luckiest person out there today. Not to mention getting outqualified by his teammate. Lewis drove almost faultlessly for the entire weekend, and Kimi drove an excellent race.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 16:20

Dont get it how Alonso can be called the best driver this race...
really dont understand why he was mentioned that often in this thread alone.

I understand it when either Kimi,Hamilton or Vettel are mentioned.
One was dominating till his car broke down, the other went from being last, twice, to finish in 3rd and the other did everything right and therefore won despite losing the gap he worked out, twice, thanks to the SC.

Alonso was faster than both lotus in every qualifying session, even in Q3 his first lap was better than kimi first try.
Only reason he ended up behind kimi/button was that he was one of the only drivers to not improve his lap time in the second try.
Even Massa was faster than both lotus in Q1 and faster than grosjean in Q3.

The ferrari was the VERY SLIGHTLY faster car this weekend, almost equal though.


Alonso messed up both restarts for whatever reason, both time Raikkonen was able to build a gap, even the incompetent RTL commentators noticed it.
Had that not happened in the second flying restart and Alonso would have had a real shot at kimi, instead he had to defend against button/vettel and lost ground to Kimi.

#30 SpaMaster

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 16:25

Dont get it how Alonso can be called the best driver this race...
really dont understand why he was mentioned that often in this thread alone.

I understand it when either Kimi,Hamilton or Vettel are mentioned.
One was dominating till his car broke down, the other went from being last, twice, to finish in 3rd and the other did everything right and therefore won despite losing the gap he worked out, twice, thanks to the SC.

Alonso was faster than both lotus in every qualifying session, even in Q3 his first lap was better than kimi first try.
Only reason he ended up behind kimi/button was that he was one of the only drivers to not improve his lap time in the second try.
Even Massa was faster than both lotus in Q1 and faster than grosjean in Q3.

The ferrari was the VERY SLIGHTLY faster car this weekend, almost equal though.


Alonso messed up both restarts for whatever reason, both time Raikkonen was able to build a gap, even the incompetent RTL commentators noticed it.
Had that not happened in the second flying restart and Alonso would have had a real shot at kimi, instead he had to defend against button/vettel and lost ground to Kimi.

This is what Alonso has been trying to cover up the whole weekend. Got the maximum from the car, got the best out of it, I did 1:45.5 in Q2, did 45.5 in Q3 first run, and did again in Q3 2nd run, after 200 laps I would have done the same. Non-sense..

#31 fatd

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 16:27

Anybody who gives Vettel the best driver is brain dead. He drove a good race, but got involved in a incident that damaged his front wing, then was caught napping and nearly ran into the back of a driver under a safety car. He was the luckiest person out there today. Not to mention getting outqualified by his teammate. Lewis drove almost faultlessly for the entire weekend, and Kimi drove an excellent race.


Brain dead? While I agree with you that Lewis and Kimi were overall better driver today, I wouldn't call people who give Vettel the best driver a brain dead. True he was a bit scrappy during his first stint, but he's given his best to drive the car to the podium afterwards. It's not a freak choice to name Vettel the best driver.

#32 Kelateboy

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 16:38

You know how this works !

Best Driver
Worst Driver
Best Team
Best Overtake
Best Moment
DRS + Tyres
And the race in a sentence...

Best Driver - Sebastian Vettel
Worst Driver - Mark Webber for his numerous contacts with other cars (Massa,Maldonado,etc), and his inept start.
Best Team - Ferrari
Best Overtake - Sebastian on Jenson


#33 JohnConnor

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:00

Just thinking if I had to pick two of the most boring venues of the season, I might've said Valencia and Abu Dhabi. Yet these two races have probably been the best of the season or at the very least, up there. Amazing. :lol:

Edited by JohnConnor, 04 November 2012 - 17:01.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:07

Best Driver - Vettel
Worst Driver - Perez for the incident.
Best Team - Ferrari, for their spirit.
Best Overtake - Vettel on Button
Best Moment - Raikkonen's victory
DRS + Tyres - worked this time

Could not ask for more from a street circuit.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:09

I thought it was fantastic, for a GP2 race.

Much too amateurish for an F1 race.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:13

Best Driver hamilton
Worst Driver webber
Best Team red bull
Best Overtake alonso on webber

And the race in a sentence... kimi alonso and vettel very good race, button and webber were poor , unluckiest man in f1 lewis

#37 Cenotaph

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:20

Quite the race, had it all really.

Best Driver - It has to be between Lewis, Vettel and Kimi. Hard to really call it, Lewis would be dominant but the car didn't agree, Kimi did win in an inferior car after a good qualifying performance, and Vettel went to 3rd from 24th.

Worst Driver - Webber, imo. There were probably worse, but he really made a mess out of that race.

Best Team - RBR for their work on Vettel's car.

Best Overtake - Vettel on Button, ballsy overtake and very important for those few points that could mean much at the end of the WDC.

DRS + Tyres - I don't like where this is going, honestly. It seems we're getting closer to Bridgestone era.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:21

8/10
Quite enjoyable, especially for Abu Dhabi

Best driver
Kimi. Great start, capitalized on Lewis' bad luck and scored his first win after return. Honourable mentions to Lewis (was in his own class this weekend) and Fernando, again getting the most out of his car. Seb was great as well, but he did make a couple of silly mistakes, and was a bit lucky to even get a chance for a podium at the end.
Worst driver
Probably Perez, quite a bonehead move he did.
Best overtake
Alonso on Webber
Best moment
I kinda hate to say it, but the 4-way crash was probably the most exciting moment of the race for me.
DRS & Tyres
Tyres were Bridgestone level.. In a way good, in a way bad - I don't like the exaggarated degradation, but I don't like that it's no longer possible to try with alternative strategies, as was the case for most of the races this year.
DRS zones were probably good in length - not a guaranteed pass, but provided a chance... However I do think that two zones in a row made it quite hard for the person in front to defend sometimes. I have to say, I don't like DRS, never has, and I find it hard to really get excited by DRS aided overtakes. Maybe that's why I only gave this race an 8, with all the excitement, it felt a bit artificial, as so much of it was due to DRS.

#39 jj2728

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:23

I thought it was fantastic, for a GP2 race.

Much too amateurish for an F1 race.


Hmmm, well that's an interesting take. What exactly was amateurish about it?

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#40 Spillage

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:26

Best Driver: Great drives from Raikkonen, Alonso, Vettel and Hamilton (who sadly seems to be paying back karma for the bulletproof reliability that won him the 2008 title). Decent drives from Maldonado, Kobayashi Ricciardo and Schumacher, shit from just about everyone else.
Worst Driver: See above. Perhaps Webber is a special example. Awful today.
Best team: Red Bull engineered the perfect strategy for Vettel, who produced one of the drives of the season to go with it.
Best overtake: Vettel on Button
Best moment: There were a lot of great moments. Perhaps Raikkonen winning again, but I'll go for seeing Rosberg and Karthikeyan were alright as they clambered out of their respective wreckages.
DRS + Tyres: DRS good, actually gave us some overtaking in Abu Dhabi. Tyres saved by the action, but this definitely had the potential to be a one-stop snoozefest. Too durable for me.
And the race in a sentence: Who at the start of the year would've thought that the best two races of the season would be Valencia and Abu Dhabi?
10/10

#41 FenderJaguar

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:30

10/10
expected a boring race got something epic
Best Driver - Kimi
Worst Driver - Perez, Webber
Best Team - Lotus Renault
Best Overtake
Best Moment - from the start to the finish, Kimi on the radio
DRS + Tyres - seemed to be working fine
And the race in a sentence...Unbelievably good

#42 Shiroo

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:37

race 10/10
Who would think that, 1 stopper would be so badass. SO BADASS that it hurtz.

Best driver - Kimi
Worst Driver - Perez
Best Team - Lotus
Best overtake - webber on maldonado/massa :rotfl:
Best moment - Kimi finishing as first, kimi on the radio
DRS + Tyres - worked like a charm here (tho maybe tyres should be a little more fragile)
And the race in a sentence... Was it really race in Abu Dhabi ?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:45

Race 10/10

Best Driver - Kimi
Worst Driver - Perez. Poor passing attempt.
Best Team - Williams. Got a decent points haul. Senna really needs to improve qualifying pace though.
Best overtake - Vettel on Button.
Best moment - Kimi talking. 'Yes, yes, yes, I know what I am doing!'
DRS/tyres - fine.

Edited by ehagar, 04 November 2012 - 17:46.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:58


Best Driver Kimi
Worst Driver Perez
Best Team Lotus for their first win and Red Bull Vettel's car/strategy
Best Overtake There were many I liked.
Best Moment Kimi wins!
DRS + Tyres ....
And the race in a sentence... It was a great race (9/10)



#45 F1Champion

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 18:01

Best Driver - Kimi/Seb (Kimi edges it for his radio comments..!)
Worst Driver - I don't want to say Webber, I think he was unlucky with both collisions
Best Team - RB for reacting to strategy
Best Overtake - Vettel and Button. Button and Kimi are probably the classiest drivers to be in close quarters overtakes, they are firm and fair and rarely make contact. Vettel was brave but Button had excellent car control, in a corner where others didn't.
Best Moment - Kimi crossing the line
DRS + Tyres - DRS was okay, prefer the tyres like this as the racing is faster and harder.
And the race in a sentence... - a modern day classic??

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 18:03

Rated it an 8, would have been a 10 with fewer incidents.
Best Driver- Tie between Kimi and Alonso. Both drove perfect races.
Worst Driver- Perez
Best Team- Honestly, RBR. They got Vettel back in the points with consistent good calls on strategy with the SC, and Webber's miserable race was no fault of theirs. They also had the fastest pitstop at 2.6 seconds for Webber :eek:
Best Overtake- Alonso on Mark- inches between them.
Best Moment- Hamilton pulling off the track, knowing it gave Kimi a shot at a win.
DRS + Tyres- DRS helped Vettel work his way through the field, tyres are almost the polar opposite of what they were like at the start of the season, both compounds last forever and the cliff is gone.
And the race in a sentence- Nothing makes me laugh more in F1 these days than Kimi's radio comments. Win.

#47 SpaMaster

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 18:06

Astounding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as Autosport rightly says.

#48 ThadGreen

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 21:06

Best Driver: Hamilton until he broke down then Vettel
Worst Driver: Too many to mention
Best Team: Red Bull and it ain't even close
Best Overtake: Vettel on Button, but it was a long time coming
Best Moment: Kimi's radio transmission
DRS + Tyres: no comment
And the race in a sentence.. Exciting and it prolonged the WDC

#49 RC127

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 21:11

Sorry if someone else has already made the observation, but are we seriously going to look back on 2012 and say the best races were VALENCIA and ABU DHABI?

Unbelievable!

Best race since Valencia, hands down.

10/10 for me!

Gutted for Lewis BTW.

#50 RC127

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 21:17

Shockingly good race this year. Who would have thought that Valencia and Abu Dhabi would have been the biggest nail biters of the year? :lol:


Arrgh, somebody DID make that observation already!


Unfortunately an easily bored four year old means I have to watch my grand prix "as live" after he goes to bed at 7pm...