Jenson Button, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2014

Top ten pictures from the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.

Daniil Kvyat

F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi - Practice

Daniil Kvyat’s last race weekend for Toro Rosso before moving to Red Bull didn’t go according to plan – he retired early from the race with a power unit problem.

Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon, Lotus, Yas Marina, 2014

Teenage F1 driver-to-be Max Verstappen may have grabbed all the headlines recently but Lotus gave a run to the driver who beat him to the European Formula Three championship this year.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Yas Marina, 2014

Williams ended the season with their best result of the year as both drivers finished on the podium. However their cars had a different look – the distinctive red stripe of their Martini livery was coloured blue due to alcohol advertising restrictions in Abu Dhabi.

Kamui Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, Yas Marina, 2014

Thanks in part to fans’ contributions to a crowdfund which surpassed £2 million, Caterham returned to the F1 grid in Abu Dhabi. Surprisingly they ran ahead of the Red Bulls early in the race as both RB10s started from the pit lane after being excluded from qualifying.

Jenson Button

Jenson Button, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2014

This picture has become something of a cliche for this grand prix – a similar image appeared in last year’s top ten. But it’s a particularly fitting picture for Jenson Button, who may have finished his last ever F1 race.

Start

Start, Yas Marina, 2014

From second on the grid Lewis Hamilton immediately powered past Nico Rosberg at the start and pulled away into a lead he never looked likely to lose.

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Yas Marina, 2014

Fernando Alonso bid farewell to Ferrari amid rumours he had fallen out with team principal Marco Mattiacci before announced his departure from the team following the Brazilian Grand Prix. On the day after the race Ferrari announced Mattiacci had been replaced.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2014

Alonso’s replacement Sebastian Vettel signed off from Red Bull after six years with their F1 team – which yielded four drivers’ championship titles – and many more with them in the junior categories.

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger

Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Scherzinger, Mercedes, Yas Marina, 2014

Hamilton celebrated his second championship triumph with girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Yas Marina, 2014

Rosberg was gracious in defeat, congratulating Hamilton on his championship triumph.

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7 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix”

  1. The Button photo is superb!

    1. SaturnVF1 (@doublestuffpenguin)
      26th November 2014, 6:17

      He’s driving into the sunset.

  2. Nelson Piquet, there is your answer!!!

  3. the one of the start is superb, technical masterpiece

  4. Hamilton celebrated his second championship triumph with girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.

    I was totally expecting this to say watermelon juice

    1. What a stupid racist thing to say!

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