Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: 11 from 17
Mark Webber: Outpaced, outraced, and beaten fair and square by his teammate, but nevertheless, finished a strong P2 for Red Bull racing. Mark Webber's bad starts have been endless during his career and this was no different as Nico Rosberg quickly moved in P2 by the end of the first lap, pushing Webber a place down. He fought back and won the top step of only other 2 podium places available (P1 was already sealed).
Nico Rosberg: He beat the rest! Rosberg, who admitted Red Bull was a bar way too high to even aim, so he settled for "we beat the rest" to finish P3 behind the 2 bulls and way ahead of his teammate Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton: After a bad start to the grand prix, Lewis Hamilton not only had to fight his way back, but also bear with excessive tire wear and pass drivers with better strategies around him. Stuck behind Sutil
and Esteban Gutierrez for almost 10 laps each,unable to pass, Lewis lost majority of his time and finished a poor P7 compared to his teammate in P3.
Roamin Grosjean: He was tipped to finish on podium this weekend, but the top 3 were strong enough
not to let his through. But a strong P4 from Grosjean covered for Kimi, who got disqualified from qualifying and didn't last past the first corner on Sunday.
Kimi Raikkonen: possibly the disappointment of the day was not watching Kimi make his way through the grid. His race lasted only for 10s after which he calmly returned back to the pits and drive off the airport. The 2012 Abu Dhabi GP winner had thought of boycotting the race because of the untimely payment from his team's side. And even today, there's a possibility of Kimi boycotting the US GP and Brazilian GP if lotus doesn't pay him by next week.
Fernando Alonso: Alonso has a decent start, but a very poor first part of the race. A pitstop shuffle saw the 2 time world champion at the back of the grid, but spent most of his time just chasing and losing time behind all the cars ahead. The 2nd part of the race though, Felipe Massa's wrong strategy call saw him move forward and fight for higher positions where he finished P5. During a move on the Toro Rosso of JEV, Alonso hurt his back, enduring a force of 15G as he jumped a kerb. Immediately Alonso was taken for check ups in the hospital and was cleared the next day.
Felipe Massa: Felipe Massa outqualified Alonso and seemed to outrace him too as his first leg of the Grand Prix went smoothly. Later, a team order or secretly kept to the public as 'strategy' saw Felipe Massa fall backward gradually offering his teammate a pace in the higher grid.
Paul di Resta: Paul and his teammate Adrian Sutil were on a winning strategy which saw both the SFIs finish in the top ten.
|1||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||55|
|2||2||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||55||30.829||30.829|
|6||14||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||55||78.174||10.993|
|10||15||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||55||93.257||2.059|
|14||11||Nico Hulkenberg||Sauber-Ferrari||54||1 lap||1 lap|
|15||17||Valtteri Bottas||Williams-Renault||54||1 lap||0.443|
|16||19||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||54||1 lap||4.323|
|17||18||Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||54||1 lap||31.982|
|18||21||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham-Renault||54||1 lap||24.527|
|19||20||Charles Pic||Caterham-Renault||54||1 lap||11.109|
|20||22||Jules Bianchi||Marussia-Cosworth||53||2 laps||1 lap|
|21||23||Max Chilton||Marussia-Cosworth||53||2 laps||4.885|
Celebrating with donuts (free) once again, was Sebastian Vettel who relentlessly bagged another victory with a 31 second lead, giving his haters another reason to hate him - perfection and 7 consecutive wins!