THE END IS NIGH! WE ARE ALL DOOOOOOOOOOOMED! Oh, it’s just the end of the F1 season? DOOMED UNTIL MARCH!
Yeah, that was awful, I know… But the end of the F1 season is here at last and just two men can win the title, though by the sound of some British media there’s only one man that can win it. This is just the sixth race at Yas Marina, but only one of the last five has been won from pole position, three from second on the grid.
The Abu Dhabi GP track is 5.554km long, a 55 lap race and a total race distance of 305.470km long, the fourth shortest race of the year. Three drivers have won the race, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen. The most successful driver and team have both won three times, Vettel and Red Bull, who also hold the lap record of 1:40.279.
Caterham are racing! Will Stevens will make his F1 debut! Hopefully they will be back for 2015 but at the moment, nobody knows.
Probably about time to mention the various ways each driver can win the title.
Hamilton 2nd or above – Hamilton wins the championship
Hamilton 3rd – Rosberg must win
Hamilton 4th – Rosberg must win
Hamilton 5th – Rosberg must win
Hamilton 6th – Rosberg must finish 2nd or above
Hamilton 7th – Rosberg must finish 3rd or above
Hamilton 8th – Rosberg must finish 3rd or above
Hamilton 9th – Rosberg must finish 4th or above
Hamilton 10th – Rosberg must finish 5th or above
Hamilton outside of points – Rosberg must finish 5th or above
The Silly Stats
To completely cover the track 5cm deep in sand you would need 485,975,000,000 individual grains of sand.
If you were to cover the Yas Marina track with 1kg gold bars you would need 24,298,750, costing a total of £605,648,044,662.50.