Abu Dhabi Predictions

All right, so qualifying just ended and once again, Vettel is top dog. With this pole, he has tied Nigel Mansell’s record of 14 pole positions in one season. Will he be able to beat that record at the final race in Brazil? Considering his competitiveness, I’m guessing yes. But that’s for the next race. My predictions for this weekend go something like this.

1. Sebastian Vettel

2. Lewis Hamilton

3. Jenson Button

4. Mark Webber

5. Fernando Alonso

6. Felipe Massa

7. Nico Rosberg

8. Michael Schumacher

9. Adrian Sutil

10. Paul di Resta

Yes, this is the exact order they will line up in on the grid too. Personally, I don’t see much happening in this race, unless someone really gets it wrong somehow and they crash out, causing a safety car. Vettel will just do like he always does and scoot away from the others, immediately putting over a second on them so they cannot use the DRS to try and catch him. The others may jostle for positions, but at this point in the season, the performance of the drivers and cars is very well set and I don’t see any change in that order. Plus, Abu Dhabi’s track is not one of the best for passing and actually makes for a very uninteresting race. Sure, it’s beautiful to look at, but it’s boring as hell if you actually pay attention to what’s going on and aren’t distracted by the shiny lights. The track is very cookie-cutter with no personality, but (puts on optimism hat) maybe something fun will happen to make this race a bit more fun… Torrential downpour somehow? That would be the greatest.

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