N nothing new in the Middle East. Mercedes drove the competition to the ground in Abu Dhabi as well. The twelfth double victory was never in danger. Sebastian Vettel had no chance from 15th place on the grid. Ferrari has it to itself. A tactical mistake banished Vettel from the race for the best starting positions. At least Ferrari consolidated its status as the second force despite the breakdown.
Exciting battle for 3rd place
For place 3 it got exciting. On points, the bronze medal clearly goes to Williams. But on the racetrack the cars from Grove weakened last. Red Bull and Force India also made a stronger impression in Abu Dhabi. Red Bull had the better chassis, Force India the more powerful engine. The bottom line is that Force India made more of it. 59 points from the last five races. Williams was only 49, Red Bull 48.
The race for 6th place just went to Lotus. Both in the overall ranking and in our power ranking. Here, too, applies what distinguishes Red Bull and Force India. Toro Rosso built the best chassis in the company's history. But with Renault power, the Lotus-Mercedes combination could not be defeated. You have to take off your hat to Lotus. Due to a lack of finances, the car was hardly developed any further.
McLaren-Honda could not uproot any trees in the last race of the year. Abu Dhabi was one of the better opportunities to score points from the route profile. In this way, Sauber was able to defend his eighth place. The Confederates had an average car that ultimately benefited from the good Ferrari engine. In 2014 it was the other way around. And manor? Nothing was to be expected from the rear. The promised new car was never built.
Power Ranking GP Abu Dhabi 2015
Here we have our power ranking from the GP Abu Dhabi in a short overview. As always, you can find the detailed form check of all 10 teams in the picture gallery.
- Mercedes (1)
- Ferrari (2)
- Force India (4)
- Red Bull (5)
- Williams (3)
- Lotus (6)
- Toro Rosso ( 7)
- Clean (8)
- McLaren (9)
- Manor Marussia (10)
* in brackets Position after the Brazilian GP