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Stoffel Vandoorne reckons early damage to his MCL32 in Abu Dhabi on Sunday left him driving what felt like a “rally car.”
As the 2017 F1 season drew to a close with a whimper so too did Ferrari’s campaign with Sebastian Vettel a distant P3 in Abu Dhabi, but it was enough to ensure he finished runner-up in the championship.
The 2017 Abu Dhabi GP won’t live long in the memory of F1 fans and Lewis Hamilton admitted after the race that “they’ve got to change the track”.
Brendon Hartley stands alone as the only driver penalised on the Abu Dhabi grid, his fourth penalty in as many races.
Nico Hulkenberg is hoping to finish Sunday’s Abu Dhabi GP where he starts it, P7, as that would give Renault a good chance of finishing sixth in the Constructors’ Championship.