2015 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix - Race

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Rosberg celebrates victory with some donuts!
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Grosjean and Kvyat complete the points
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Hulkenberg and Massa follow in seventh and eighth
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Perez finishes fifth, just ahead of Ricciardo
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Raikkonen completes the podium for Ferrari, with Vettel fourth
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Hamilton comes home second, confirming another Mercedes 1-2
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That's a sixth successive pole converted into a third straight win
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Rosberg rounds the final corner to win in Abu Dhabi!
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Rosberg begins his final lap of the race
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Grosjean now passes Kvyat for ninth position
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Grosjean now has Kvyat's Red Bull in his sights
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Grosjean passes Sainz Jr. with DRS for 10th
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Remember, Grosjean is on the Super Soft rubber
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Grosjean is now attacking Sainz Jr. for 10th
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Just three and a half laps away from the finish now
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Both Mercedes drivers are told to change settings
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Hamilton gesticulates as he loses time behind a Toro Rosso
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He now has the benefit of DRS on the back straights
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Sainz Jr. is closing on ninth-placed Kvyat
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Another stronger lap from Hamilton cuts the gap to seven seconds
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Verstappen has been given a five-second penalty for exceeding track limits
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Just under eight seconds between the pair now
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Rosberg has responded to Hamilton's recent charge
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The Verstappen/Button clash is now under investigation
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"He pushed me off the track," Verstappen says of his battle with Button
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Hamilton cuts the gap to 8.5s as Rosberg hits traffic
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Rosberg now puts a lap on the pair in his Mercedes
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The Toro Rosso rookie is up to 12th position
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Verstappen just about makes a move stick
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Verstappen and Button go wheel-to-wheel!
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But it will be a big ask to close in and make a pass
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He brings Rosberg's advantage down to 10 seconds
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Hamilton posting fastest lap after fastest lap here
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Grosjean pits, releasing Hulkenberg, Kvyat and Massa
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That's around eight tenths up on Rosberg
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Hamilton posts a new fastest lap of the race
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"Pace is looking good," Hamilton is told
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Hamilton is now some 12 seconds behind Rosberg
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Hamilton now pits, putting on another set of Softs
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Vettel passes Ricciardo with DRS for fifth
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His engineer says "it is a real gamble, and it won't pay off"
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Hamilton asks what he needs to do to go to the finish on this set
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Vettel has come back out in sixth, just behind Ricciardo
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Hamilton's lead is now under the 10-second mark
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It looks as though Hamilton has control of his strategy:
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Vettel makes his second stop, swapping to Super Softs
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Hulkenberg, Kvyat and Massa follow closely
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Grosjean, in seventh, still leading a sizeable train of cars
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Rosberg continues to close, reducing the gap to 13 seconds
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But that could all change over the next few laps...
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His engineer also says the Prime would be the best choice
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Hamilton is told that he's on target with his lap times
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Raikkonen is now the fastest man on track in clean air
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Hamilton could be going for a late Super Soft run here
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Hamilton, yet to pit again, leads Rosberg by 16 seconds
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But Raikkonen is a long way off the Mercedes pair now
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Vettel moves over for Raikkonen on the pit straight
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Will Vettel move over again?
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Raikkonen is closing on Vettel
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They're running in 11th and 12th respectively
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Replays show Sainz Jr. passing Verstappen
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Hamilton is losing a lot of time now
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Rosberg posts a new fastest lap of the race
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Replays show a slightly slow stop for Raikkonen
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Raikkonen now puts a lap on Alonso
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That puts Alonso in a Ferrari sandwich
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Raikkonen rejoins just behind Alonso's McLaren-Honda
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Raikkonen pits from what is a temporary second place
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Hamilton stays out, posting a new personal best time
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Hamilton now posts a purple first sector time
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He is given a special instruction for the pit lane
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Rosberg pits from the lead of the race
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Perez is also lapping quickly in the Force India
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But he has a 40-second deficit to make up
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He's lapping almost a second quicker than the leaders
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Vettel is absolutely flying in fourth position
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Bottas now pits, serving his five-second penalty first
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Sainz Jr. rejoins in 13th, but pounces on Ericsson for P12
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Sainz Jr. is the next to make a second stop
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Rosberg responds - the gap stabilises at 1.5 seconds
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He rejoins just ahead of Ricciardo's Red Bull
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Perez pits his Force India for a fresh set of tyres
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Another strong lap from Hamilton, who cuts the lead to 1.7 seconds
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"It looks like he's [Rosberg] suffering with front-right graining," Hamilton is told
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Hamilton now closes to within 2.2s of Rosberg
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"If we don't have a Safety Car, I will retire the car," says Alonso
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Hamilton has slashed Rosberg's lead to just 2.6 seconds
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That was another opportunistic move from the Dutch youngster
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Verstappen dives up the inside of Ericsson at the hairpin for P14
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Grosjean had just pitted for the first time this evening
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Grosjean's Mercedes-powered Lotus comes out on top
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Button and Grosjean are fighting hard over 11th
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We're close to full night time conditions now
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That was an impressive 24-lap stint
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Vettel makes his first stop, putting on more Softs
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That takes almost half a second out of Rosberg's lead
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Hamilton posts a new fastest lap of the race
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He took another couple of tenths out of it on that lap
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Hamilton still chipping away at Rosberg's advantage
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That will leave him with a couple of nasty flat-spots
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Replays show a big lock-up for Verstappen at the second chicane
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Raikkonen is now 4.4 seconds back in third
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The gap between Rosberg and Hamilton currently stands at 5.5 seconds
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Alonso makes his third stop of the race
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Verstappen passes Sainz Jr. with DRS for P11
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He's told that all is in order and to stick to 'Plan A'
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"It was the plan to let him [Raikkonen] by, right?" Vettel asks over the radio
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Raikkonen is keeping Hamilton honest, three seconds back
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Rosberg's lead over Hamilton is up to 6.7 seconds
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Vettel moves aside and Raikkonen slots ahead
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Raikkonen is now all over the back of team-mate Vettel
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But first, Sainz Jr. clears the struggling Ericsson
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We could have an interesting battle on our hands here!
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Verstappen, in 13th, has caught team-mate Sainz Jr.
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Hamilton breezes past Vettel with DRS for second
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He's now falling into the clutches of Hamilton
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Replays show a big lock-up for Vettel
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Ericsson, yet to pit, is tumbling down the order now
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Kvyat now passes Ericsson for 10th position
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Remember, Vettel has not yet pitted
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Hamilton is a further two seconds adrift
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Rosberg holds a four-second lead over Vettel after those stops
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Grosjean, who started 18th, is yet to pit in his Lotus
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Perez makes a move stick on Grosjean for P5
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Ricciardo passes Ericsson with DRS for seventh
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Bottas gets a five-second time penalty for an unsafe release
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Hamilton rejoins in third, just behind Vettel
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Hamilton pits at the end of the next lap
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Raikkonen is also in for a fresh set of tyres
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Rosberg pits from the lead of the race
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The Button/Bottas incident is now being investigated
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Bottas is back in the pits at the end of the lap
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Replays show Bottas simply being released into Button's path
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Button also picked up damage, just before his stop
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Bottas' front wing is damaged and he will have to stop again
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Bottas makes contact with Button as he leaves his pit pix!
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Vettel, yet to stop, is now up to fourth position
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Bottas, Verstappen and Button pit at the end of the following lap
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Hulkenberg rejoinds just ahead of Massa's Williams
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Perez, Sainz Jr. and Hulkenberg have all pitted
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"OK, we're happy," comes the response from his engineer
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"I'm pushing the tyres a bit more now," says Rosberg
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He's now almost three seconds clear of Hamilton
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Rosberg posts a new fastest lap of the race
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Alonso has been given a drive-through penalty for his clash with Maldonado
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Hulkenberg fights back, but Ricciardo keeps the place!
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Ricciardo passes Hulkenberg for fifth position
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Kvyat makes an early stop, swapping to Softs
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The incident between Alonso and Maldonado is now under investigation
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Vettel also had to back out of it to avoid Alonso's car
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Replays of the start show Alonso and Nasr touching, before Alonso slides into Maldonado
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Nasr fights back, but Grosjean keeps the position
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Grosjean passes Nasr at the second chicane for P14
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Alonso is running at the back after his early stop:
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Some very close racing through the field here!
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Kvyat and Bottas are also squabbling over ninth place
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Massa slips past Sainz Jr. for seventh position
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Vettel is now stuck behind Verstappen's Toro Rosso
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He's comfortably out of Hamilton's DRS range
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Rosberg's lead is already up to 1.6s as we start the third lap
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Bottas currently holds the final points-paying position
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Kvyat is down to ninth after banging wheels with Sainz Jr.
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Ricciardo is sixth, from Sainz Jr. and Massa
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Raikkonen holds third, ahead of Perez and Hulkenberg
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Rosberg leads Hamilton by 1.4s at the end of the first lap
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Alonso has pitted, so it looks as though he was involved
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Maldonado is out after a first-corner collision
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A storming start from Vettel, who is already up to 11th
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Hulkenberg is up to fifth, ahead of the Red Bulls
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Rosberg holds his lead into Turn 1, while Hamilton defends from Raikkonen and Perez behind
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On come the lights... the 2015 season finale is go!
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The rest of the grid gradually forms up behind him...
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Rosberg now returns to his pole position slot
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Hamilton is dropping a long way back from Rosberg
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The rest of the pack is on the Super Soft rubber
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Vettel, Ericsson, Grosjean and Stevens will start on Softs
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Manor's Roberto Merhi will be starting from the pit lane
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Rosberg leads the field away on the formation lap
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The first is between Turns 7 & 8, with the second between Turns 10 & 11
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There are two DRS zones in place, controlled by separate detection points
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We're expecting most drivers to complete two stops today, but three stops are not out of the question
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft (Red) and Soft (Yellow) tyres here
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We're now just under five minutes away from lights out...
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Romain Grosjean drops to the back for his final race with Lotus, after taking on a new gearbox
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Sebastian Vettel is down in 15th position after dropping out in Q1
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Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz Jr. complete the top 10 positions
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Williams pair Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa follow in sixth and eighth, separated by the other Force India of Nico Hulkenberg
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Daniel Ricciardo starts fifth for Red Bull, with team boss Christian Horner praising a "fantastic" final lap
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Mercedes will no doubt be wary of Kimi Raikkonen in third and fourth-placed Sergio Perez, who has displayed impressive pace throughout the weekend
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Mercedes is searching for a record-equalling 16th victory of the year, with Hamilton having triumphed on 10 occasions and Rosberg five
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He will be joined on the front row by Lewis Hamilton, who passed Rosberg at the start 12 months ago en-route to clinching the crown
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As he did for the 2014 title showdown, Nico Rosberg will start the race from pole position, his seventh of the season
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This event has been held at twilight since it joined the calendar in 2009 and the sun is beginning to set as the teams continue final preparations on the grid
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It's the 19th round of the year and the Yas Marina Circuit plays host to the season finale
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Hello and welcome to live text coverage from the final race of the 2015 season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix