Despite the dominance with which the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was won, no full marks were forthcoming as no driver ended the season with a perfect score. But a settled top-end order gave more midfield runners the chance to shine
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1, 1st position, celebrates with his team
Photo by: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Images
Lewis Hamilton: 9
Hamilton struggled to get into a rhythm on Friday, but after an overnight reset was on form and bagged his fifth pole position of the season. He dominated the race, adding the fastest lap on 26-lap-old hards for good measure as he took a comfortable victory in which his margin was far bigger than the final gap suggested.
Verdict: After a tricky Friday, Hamilton was on top form thereafter. It was just a shame he didn’t have to work harder in the race.
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