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Abu Dhabi 2011 - Race results - Hamilton took the win as Vettel retired in the early stages

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Sebastian Vettel's hard-fought pole position was squandered on the very first lap, with an uncharacteristic retirement from Red Bull. That allowed McLaren to take the top spot with a much-needed boost for Lewis Hamilton. Further back, there was a mixture of strategies going on, with Webber waiting until the last lap to pit, and Paul di Resta opting for a one stop strategy. There were three retirements alongside Vettel, but no major crashes along the way.

1Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1:37:11.8862
2Fernando AlonsoFerrari+8.42
3Jenson ButtonMcLaren+25.82
4Mark WebberRed Bull+35.73
5Felipe MassaFerrari+50.52
6Nico RosbergMercedes+52.32
7Michael SchumacherMercedes+75.92
8Adrian SutilForce India+77.12
9Paul di RestaForce India+101.01
10Kamui KobayashiSauber+1 Lap2
11Sergio PérezSauber+1 Lap2
12Rubens BarrichelloWilliams+1 Lap2
13Vitaly PetrovRenault+1 Lap2
14Pastor MaldonadoWilliams+1 Lap2
15Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso+1 Lap2
16Bruno SennaRenault+1 Lap3
17Heikki KovalainenLotus+1 Lap2
18Jarno TrulliLotus+2 Laps2
19Timo GlockVirgin+2 Laps2
20Tonio LiuzziHRT+2 Laps1
DNFDaniel RicciardoHRTLap 522
DNFSébastien BuemiToro RossoLap 221
DNFJérôme D'AmbrosioVirginLap 211
DNFSebastian VettelRed BullLap 21

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