Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi November 27-29, 2015

Total laps 55
Lap distance 5.554 km
Track Conditions Dry

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Free practice 1  November 27 - 13:00 local | 09:00 GMT
Free practice 2  November 27 - 17:00 local | 13:00 GMT
Free practice 3  November 28 - 14:00 local | 10:00 GMT

Qualifying  November 28 - 17:00 local | 13:00 GMT
Race  November 29 - 17:00 local | 13:00 GMT

  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Rosberg GER Mercedes 55 2
2 Hamilton FL GBR Mercedes 55 2
3 Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 55 2
4 Vettel GER Ferrari 55 2
5 Perez MEX Racing Point 55 2
6 Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 55 2
7 Hülkenberg GER Racing Point 55 2
8 Massa BRA Williams 55 2
9 Grosjean FRA Lotus F1 55 2
10 Kvyat RUS Red Bull 55 2
11 Sainz ESP Toro Rosso 55 2
12 Button GBR McLaren 54 2
13 Bottas FIN Williams 54 3
14 Ericsson SWE Alfa Romeo 54 2
15 Nasr BRA Alfa Romeo 54 3
16 Verstappen NED Toro Rosso 54 3
17 Alonso ESP McLaren 53 4
18 Stevens GBR Manor 53 2
19 Merhi ESP Manor 52 1
Maldonado VEN Lotus F1 0 0

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Both the Mercedes drivers look like they're about to walk the Green Mile instead of accept first and second placed trophies.

Hamilton swerves the question about the strategy when asked about it on the podium. He seems happy enough with the team result.

Lap 55

Rosberg starts the final lap of the race and the 2016 season.

Verstasppen will be investigated after the race for ignoring blue flag.

Rosberg concerned about big vibrations on the rear but he's got eight seconds in hand and about six corners to navigate.

Nico Rosberg wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to finish 2015 with three victories on the bounce. Hamilton will have to wait until 2016 for win number 44 and he finishes second, but I'm fascinated to hear what he says about Mercedes' strategy.

Raikkonen returns to the podium for the first time in Singapore, while Vettel rounds off a splendid drive to fourth.

Perez fifth after a great drive of his own. Ricciardo, Hulkenberg, Massa, Grosjean and Kvyat round off the points positions.

Rosberg does some donuts at Turn 12 for the enjoyment of the fans.

Vettel's final charge on the super-soft is good proof of what Hamilton could have done with the softest compound.

Lap 54

In all that, I missed that Grosjean had passed Sainz for the final points position of the day. Grosjean now passes Kvyat for ninth at Turn 9.

Siddhesh says: "Micromanagement of the race at its finest from Mercedes... Might as well put a couple of bots in the car!"

Lap 53

So, Rosberg has this one sewn up with nearly eight seconds in hand.

All focus on the battle for ninth. Ricciardo also chopping the gap to Perez but still has to find 2.3 seconds in the final two laps.

Lap 52

"Strat mode 10, strat mode 10. That's an instruction." Mercedes to Hamilton.

Sainz has dragged himself into the battle for ninth place between Kvyat and Grosjean.

Mercedes puts Rosberg back on to strat 10. How exciting.

Lap 51

Sainz is closing up on the Red Bull of Kvyat, a battle for ninth.

Replays show Hamilton waving at a backmarker. Hamilton told he'll go up to strat mode 10 and they'll put Rosberg on strat mode six to make up the time he lost. Mercedes orchestrating a battle rather than let one develop naturally at the moment.

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