Abu Dhabi GP driver ratings

How big a win Abu Dhabi really proves for Valtteri Bottas will not become clear until the start of next season but, in his own words, it was a “really important” success going into F1’s long winter. There has certainly been more good than bad in the likeable Finn’s first season at Mercedes, with three ...

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McLaren: No regrets over Honda

Eric Boullier maintains McLaren have “no regrets” over their three-year engine partnership with Honda after completing their final race together at the Abu Dhabi GP. Conceived as the dream partnership to challenge Mercedes in the hybrid era of Formula 1, the reality has been three seasons of underperformance and unreliability. The collaboration failed to garner a single podium finish, only ...

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Abu Dhabi plan track change

Abu Dhabi’s F1 circuit could be tweaked to aid overtaking for 2018, track designer Hermann Tilke has revealed to Sky F1. Sunday’s season-ending race proved largely processional with only one overtaking move for position taking place in the top 10 after the first lap. Bottas holds off Hamilton in F1 finaleHamilton: Zero concerns about defeatsBrawn’s F1 vision for the future ...

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