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Power Ranking GP Abu Dhabi 2016: Hamilton let Mercedes opponents shine

Power Ranking GP Abu Dhabi 2016
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V iel will not have the final in Abu Dhabi on Balance of power in Formula 1 changed. How should it? Since the summer break, the development of the cars had practically fallen asleep. What was tried on Friday morning was already a foretaste of 2017. It was mainly concepts and measurements to better correlate the wind tunnel and the CFD software with reality.

Let yourself be inspired by the result of the last Grand Prix ​​of the year don't be fooled. Over the 55 laps on the Yas Marina Circuit, Mercedes was not only 0.8 seconds faster than Ferrari and 1.6 seconds better than Red Bull. The competition did well because Lewis Hamilton was 1.5 seconds slower than him per lap could. Only his strolling let Ferrari and Red Bull catch up.

nden cost. But the course also has 21 corners. And in the last sector, Hamilton was 0.417 seconds faster than Daniel Ricciardo and 0.497 seconds than Kimi Raikkonen.

Ferrari was not quite as fast as Red Bull, but was able to rehabilitate itself. With a strategy that was finally “spot on”, as the English say. Sebastian Vettel showed that he and his Ferrari can handle the tires well, and that the speed is not that bad if everything is right.

Power Ranking GP Abu Dhabi

Here the power ranking of the GP Abu Dhabi at a glance. As always, you can find the detailed form check of all 11 teams in our gallery.

  1. Mercedes (1)
  2. Red Bull (2)
  3. Ferrari (3)
  4. Force India (4)
  5. McLaren (5)
  6. Williams (7)
  7. HaasF1 (9 )
  8. Toro Rosso (6)
  9. Renault (11)
  10. Manor (10)
  11. Clean (8)

* in brackets position after the Brazilian GP


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