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The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:46 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the final round of the 2020 season taking place in Abu Dhabi between the 11-13th of December.

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The event timetable for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 13:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
2nd Practice 17:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 14:00 local time - 10:00 GMT
Qualifying 17:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 17:10 local time - 13:10 GMT

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Re: The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:58 pm

This weekend sees the end of what is probably the most difficult Grand Prix season ever.
Round 1 in Australia was abandoned at the last moment due to COVID-19 and, through careful management, the powers that be managed to create a 17 race season. There has been some sensational racing at some not recently used circuits, drivers having to stand down due to the virus and a single moment that highlighted just how far we have come in the construction of our current generation race cars.
Lewis Hamilton again showed that he is the man of the moment in arguably the best car. His team mates have usually been forced to play second fiddle through either his consistency or their own bad luck.
Ferrari had a woeful season with the latest vehicle just not living up to expectations.
Red Bull were Red Bull. Very fast but is a space by themselves, occasionally picking up the odd win.
Biggest improvers would have to be Racing Point closely followed by Renault.
McLaren seemed to go forward as did AlphaTauri.
Williams narrowed the gap to the mid field while both Alpha Romeo and Haas had their moments.

I am looking forward to the 2021 season and expect the midfield battle to continue. The banning of the DAS system on the Mercedes may bring them back to the field and the McLaren's, with Mercedes power, are expected to again challenge for podiums.

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Re: The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:05 pm

Lewis Hamilton has been cleared of COVID so he will again be piloting the Mercedes while George Russell will return to his regular seat at Williams.
Romain Grosjean is back in Switzerland so he will have a replacement driver, more than likely Pietro Fittipaldi.

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Re: The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:38 am

FP1

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:37.378	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
2	1:37.412	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:38.515	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
4	1:38.547	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
5	1:38.744	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
6	1:38.831	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point 
7	1:38.956	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
8	1:39.150	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
9	1:39.160	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
10	1:39.199	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
11	1:39.330	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
12	1:39.344	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
13	1:39.352	Lando Norris	   McLaren
14	1:39.670	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
15	1:39.905	Robert Kubica	   Alfa Romeo Racing
16	1:40.446	George Russell	   Williams
17	1:41.063	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
18	1:41.235	Mick Schumacher	   Haas
19	1:44.069	Pietro Fittipaldi	   Haas
20	No Time		Daniel Ricciardo   Renault

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Re: The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:48 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:36.276	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	1:36.479	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	1:37.046	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
4	1:37.263	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
5	1:37.438	Lando Norris	   McLaren
6	1:37.505	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
7	1:37.506	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
8	1:37.508	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
9	1:37.508	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
10	1:37.560	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
11	1:37.596	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
12	1:37.616	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
13	1:37.900	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
14	1:38.068	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
15	1:38.198	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
16	1:38.504	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
17	1:38.564	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
18	1:38.817	George Russell	   Williams
19	1:39.027	Pietro Fittipaldi  Haas
20	1:39.132	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
Kimi Raikkonen's Afla Romeo had a power unit failure ruining. The red flag ruined many teams long runs at the end of the session.

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Re: The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:48 pm

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:36.251	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
2	1:36.752	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
3	1:36.877	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
4	1:36.899	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
5	1:36.994	Lando Norris	   McLaren
6	1:37.012	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
7	1:37.030	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
8	1:37.068	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
9	1:37.085	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
10	1:37.227	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
11	1:37.266	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
12	1:37.270	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
13	1:37.371	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
14	1:37.728	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
15	1:37.886	George Russell	   Williams
16	1:37.900	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
17	1:38.269	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
18	1:38.457	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
19	1:38.765	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
20	1:39.159	Pietro Fittipaldi  Haas

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Re: The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:57 pm

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:35.246	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
2	1:35.271	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:35.332	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
4	1:35.497	Lando Norris	   McLaren
5	1:35.571	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
6	1:35.815	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
7	1:35.963	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
8	1:36.046	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
9	1:36.065	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
10	1:36.242	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
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11	1:36.359	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
12	1:36.406	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
13	1:36.631	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
14	1:38.248	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
15	No Time		Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
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16	1:37.555	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
17	1:37.863	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
18	1:38.045	George Russell	   Williams
19	1:38.173	Pietro Fittipaldi  Haas
20	1:38.443	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
Charles Leclerc has a carry over 3 place grid penalty from the Sakhir Grand Prix.
Sergio Perez and Kevin Magnussen will start rear of grid after multiple power unit changes.

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Re: The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:38 pm

Race

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Pos	Driver		   Team
1	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
2	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
4	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
5	Lando Norris	   McLaren
6	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
7	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
8	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri 
9	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
10	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
11	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
12	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
13	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
14	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
15	George Russell	   Williams
16	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
17	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams 
18	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
19	Pietro Fittipaldi  Haas
DNF	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point

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