Top ten pictures from the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.

Stoffel Vandoorne

Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2017
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2017

Mclaren’s final race with Honda ended with one of the cars in the points, but it wasn’t Stoffel Vandoorne’s: He picked up damage early on, leaving him with an ill-handling car.

Brendon Hartley

Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Yas Marina, 2017
Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Yas Marina, 2017

Toro Rosso’s tough end to the season continued. Brendon Hartley lined up last with his fourth power unit penalty in as many races, and Renault pinched sixth place off them in the constructors’ championship.

Start

Start, Yas Marina, 2017
Start, Yas Marina, 2017

Valtteri Bottas took pole position and kept his lead at the start. Further back Kevin Magnussen ran wide and spun a couple of corners later.

Lance Stroll and Romain Grosjean

Lance Stroll, Romain Grosjean, Yas Marina, 2017
Lance Stroll, Romain Grosjean, Yas Marina, 2017

Romain Grosjean produced one of the few overtaking moves of the race having patiently chipped away at Lance Stroll’s Williams for several laps.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2017
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2017

A single stop was the way to go for almost all the drivers. Max Verstappen had the usual quick service from the Red Bull crew but it wasn’t quite enough to get him ahead of Kimi Raikkonen.

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa, Williams, Yas Marina, 2017
Felipe Massa, Williams, Yas Marina, 2017

Felipe Massa bowed out of Formula One by taking the final point for tenth place.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Yas Marina, 2017
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Yas Marina, 2017

Bottas ended the season on top having withstood race-long pressure from hLewis Hamilton.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2017
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2017

Verstappen spent most of his race following Raikkonen. “We will expect a good drawing of the rear of that Ferrari,” his engineer told him after the chequered flag fell.

Podium

Podium, Yas Marina, 2017
Podium, Yas Marina, 2017

A spectacular podium ceremony followed an unspectacular race.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Yas Marina, 2017
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Yas Marina, 2017

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