Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

Next race: Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai
F1Minute // Bitesize Formula One news

Lewis Hamilton scores pole position for title fight in Abu Dhabi // Ferrari and Red Bull follow the Mercedes pair

Published by Christine Blachford

Lewis Hamilton scores pole position for title fight in Abu Dhabi
Credit: Daimler AG
Lewis Hamilton scores pole position for title fight in Abu Dhabi audio waveform
00:01:00
Slow

Although the balance of power in the battle for the championship remains with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton has so far done everything he can to increase his chances of grabbing it back. The Mercedes driver scored pole position for the season finale race in Abu Dhabi, beating teammate and rival Rosberg to the top spot. Behind them, the fight between Ferrari and Red Bull endured, with Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Räikkönen locking out the second row. Max Verstappen was disappointed in his work to end up in sixth place.

Meanwhile, Toro Rosso endured another difficult session after punctures and a lack of running during practice. Both drivers dropped out in Q1, which helped Pascal Wehrlein haul his Manor into the second qualifying session. Jenson Button qualified 12th for his final F1 race, whilst teammate Fernando Alonso just managed to get into the top ten. Felipe Massa, also embarking on his final race in Formula One, also qualified within the top ten.




Buy from Amazon - Pocket F1 Handbook: Guide to the 2015 Grand Prix Season

365 F1 stories

What was the infamous excuse McLaren gave, when they confirmed on this day in '05 that Montoya would miss a race?

F1 team launches
Sauber F1 TeamOnline20 Feb
Renault Sport F1 TeamTBC21 Feb
Sahara Force India F1 TeamSilverstone, England22 Feb
Mercedes AMG Petronas MotorsportSilverstone, England23 Feb
McLaren HondaTBC24 Feb
Scuderia FerrariFiorano, Italy24 Feb
Williams Martini RacingTBC25 Feb
Haas F1 TeamTBC26 Feb
Red Bull RacingOnline26 Feb
Scuderia Toro RossoBarcelona, Spain26 Feb
F1 test schedule
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain27 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain28 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain1 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain2 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain7 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain8 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain9 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain10 Mar

On this day in F1 history