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Abu Dhabi 2011 - The race // Vettel leads the way from pole position - can he get another win?

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Rubens has a tough day on Saturday, plenty of ground to make up today
Rubens has a tough day on Saturday, plenty of ground to make up todayCredit: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic

Williams had a terrible time of it yesterday, with one engine failure, and one ten place penalty due to a previous engine change. They're starting from the back of the grid, and have a lot of work to do. This must be the worst Williams start for a very, very long time.

Meanwhile, at the front, Sebastian Vettel will line up on pole position, ahead of two rather speedy McLaren drivers, both of whom want to prove something to each other, and to those watching at home.

I'll be keeping an eye on the battle between Sauber and Toro Rosso, who go into the race on equal points. Sergio Pérez starts ahead of both STR cars, with Kobayashi behind.

The race gets underway at 1pm GMT with the Factbyte Factbox opening up an hour beforehand to get the build up going.

Statistics

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Yas Marina Circuit, Sunday

27℃

  • Low 16℃
  • Humidity 40%

Clear skies

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTime
1S VettelRed Bull1:39:36.837
2L HamiltonMcLaren+10.1
3J ButtonMcLaren+11.0
4N RosbergMercedes+30.7
5R KubicaRenault+39.0

One to Watch

Abu Dhabi 2011: Will the extended DRS zone enable more overtaking during the race?

  • Yes, every little helps

    19%
  • No chance, this is Abu Dhabi after all

    38%
  • Maybe, at least they're giving it a go

    43%

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Williams had a terrible time of it yesterday, with one engine failure, and one ten place penalty due to a previous engine change. They're starting from the back of the grid, and have a lot of work to do. This must be the worst Williams start for a very, very long time.
Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic

Event start

13:00GMT +00:00

13 November 2011