F1: Rosberg wins in Abu Dhabi

F1: Rosberg wins in Abu Dhabi

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
30 Nov 2015

When it came to the first round of pitstops, the prime starting Vettel benefitted, going up as high as P3 at one stage. Raikkonen, who came out behind Vettel on fresher rubber, was let by, as Raikkonen was the lead Ferrari driver in Abu Dhabi. He was released in a bid to close down Hamilton, who appeared to struggle for pace at certain points of the Grand Prix.

The Mercedes team appeared divided on strategy. Rosberg was clearly on a 2 stopper from the very beginning, whereas Hamilton’s side was going for an ambitious, but not impossible 1 stopper. However, it soon dawned upon them that the risks far outweighed the potential gain, and a half-hearted stop was called and he was put on a new set of primes for the charge at the end. With 3 laps to go, Vettel, who was the only one on options at that moment, produced excellent pace to get up to P4. Mercedes then gave both their cars full power for the last 3 laps, ensuring an even greater margin of victory for the Silver Arrows.

The 2015 season is over, and Mercedes has broken yet more records, which includes the highest win percentage, highest percentage of points scored, most victories and most 1-2s in a season. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the W06 Hybrid will go down in history as one of the most dominant race cars of all time.

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