2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Preview

20.
November 2018
Abu Dhabi

Looking ahead to the 2018 Formula One season finale at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi

  • Toto Talks Abu Dhabi
  • Stat Attack: Abu Dhabi and Beyond

Toto Talks Abu Dhabi

The celebrations in Brixworth and Brackley last week were a very humbling experience. Claiming the fifth consecutive double championship – an experience that only very few people in the sport have had before – felt amazing and we all cherished that moment. At the same time, everyone is extremely keen to continue to raise the bar together and be even stronger in 2019.

For now, we have one race to go in 2018 and we want to put on a great show for the fans who supported us through the season, be it at the track, in front of their TV or on social media. The championship pressure is off, so we can look at this as one race where we can really go for broke. Our Silver Arrow has won 10 races so far this season and we all want to add one more to that score – especially Valtteri, who has lost out on wins this season through bad luck and team orders. We know, too, that it will be a tough battle because both Red Bull and Ferrari will have the same target of taking good momentum into the winter.

We have taken four wins in a row at Yas Marina, although it’s a track with a lot of slow and medium speed corners. We’ve made some good steps forward when it comes to our car’s performance on similar tracks, so we’re confident that we can perform strongly in Abu Dhabi as well, and end this incredible 2018 season on a high.

Stat Attack: Abu Dhabi and Beyond

2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Timetable

Session

Local Time

(GST)

Brackley

(GMT)

Stuttgart

(CET)

Practice 1

Friday

13:00-14:30

09:00-10:30

10:00-11:30

Practice 2

Friday

17:00-18:30

13:00-14:30

14:00-15:30

Practice 3

Saturday

14:00-15:00

10:00-11:00

11:00-12:00

Qualifying

Saturday

17:00-18:00

13:00-14:00

14:00-15:00

Race

Sunday

17:10-19:10

13:10-15:10

14:10-16:10

 

Race Records – Mercedes F1 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

DNF

Mercedes

8

4

8

4

8

2

2

Lewis

Hamilton

9

3

6

3

8

2

2

Valtteri

Bottas

5

1

2

1

1

1

1

MB Power

9

5

15

6

12

3

8

 

Technical Stats – Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)

 

Laps

Completed

Distance

Covered (km)

Corners

Taken

Gear

Changes

PETRONAS

Fuel Injections

Mercedes

7,483

37,143

122,164

364,338

299,320,000

Lewis

Hamilton

3,596

17,917

58,716

175,177

143,840,000

Valtteri

Bottas

3,722

18,502

61,138

181,901

148,880,000

MB Power

21,131

104,938

344,374

1,024,375

845,240,000

 

All-Time Records - Silver Arrows in Formula One

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

1-2

Finishes

Front Row

Lockouts

Mercedes

188

86

178

100

177

66

44

56

Lewis

Hamilton

228

72

133

82

131

41

N/A

N/A

Valtteri

Bottas

117

3

30

6

16

10

N/A

N/A

MB Power

458

172

446

183

357

161

69

91

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