” Sebastian Vettel dominated the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to secure his seventh consecutive victory with a performance in a completely different league to the rest of the field, including Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber in second place.
Vettel won by over 30 seconds after picking off Webber at the first corner and bolting into the setting sun. He was not only significantly quicker, but was able to eke life from his tyres for longer, allowing him to build a big lead early in the race. Once he was 30 seconds clear he levelled his pace with Webber, who was keeping an eye on Nico Rosberg in third rather than trying to resurrect any hopes of a victory. Just like he did in India, Vettel celebrated in style be performing a series of doughnuts which the stewards may launch an investigation in to.
Romain Grosjean managed to haul his Lotus up to fourth, but despite running longer on his two-stop strategy than the two cars in front could not make use of fresher tyres at the end to finish on the podium. Fernando Alonso finished fifth but is under investigation for straying off the track as he passed Jean-Eric Vergne after returning from his second pit stop. The move was important for Alonso, who rejoined on soft tyres in seventh and attacked until the end, but could see him hit with a post-race time penalty.
Paul di Resta drove a very accomplished race to sixth place on a one-stop strategy, holding off Lewis Hamilton who spent most of his evening losing time in traffic. Felipe Massa crossed the line eighth after a strong start to the race waned towards the end. Sergio Perez pulled off a last-lap overtaking manoeuvre on the one-stopping Adrian Sutil to take ninth place. ”
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