2018 Abu Dhabi GP Preview – Mercedes AMG Petronas

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2018 Abu Dhabi GP Preview – Mercedes AMG Petronas

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2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Preview

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 Poles Front Row Fastest Laps DNF
Mercedes 8 4 8 4 8 2 2
Hamilton 9 3 6 3 8 2 2
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
Hamilton 3,596 17,917 58,716 175,177 143,840,000
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 Poles Front Row Fastest Laps 1-2 Wins Front Row Lockouts
Mercedes 188 86 178 100 177 66 44 56
Hamilton 228 72 133 82 131 41 N/A N/A
Bottas 117 3 30 6 16 10 N/A N/A
MB Power 458 172 446 183 357 161 69 91
2018-11-20T15:17:35+00:00November 20th, 2018|Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Formula One, Mercedes|