#F1Chat Preview – the Abu Dhabi GP

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Sebastian Vettel has made it seven wins in a row this season after a dominating win in Abu Dhabi. On tomorrow’s #F1Chat we’ll be talking about the race, so here’s what’s coming up…

First of all, what did you think of the race? Were you surprised at Vettel’s dominance during the race?

During the race, Adrian Sutil was investigated for leaving the track and gaining a position during a battle with Pastor Maldonado, but the stewards took no further action. What did you make of this and were you surprised he didn’t give the position back straight away?

Fernando Alonso also had an excursion off track battling with Jean Eric Vergne as he exited the pits – what did you make of this and were you surprised that the stewards took no further action after their post-race investigation? Alonso was sent to hospital after the impact registered 25g…

Kimi Raikkonen’s weekend was one to forget. After being disqualified from qualifying and starting at the back of the grid, he made contact with Giedo van der Garde into turn one, putting an end to his race. Not only that, but there were doubts over whether Kimi would see out the season with Lotus following a dispute over his payment. What did you make of this? And what about his race weekend? Were you surprised that the Finn left the circuit just laps into the race?

Nico Rosberg finished on the podium, helping Mercedes extend the gap to Ferrari for second in the constructors’ championship to 11 points. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton’s race was one to forget. After losing fourth to Romain Grosjean at turn one, he got held up behind Esteban Gutierrez after his first stop, and later Adrian Sutil. Thoughts on Mercedes’ weekend? And what about Ferrari? Felipe Massa said after the race he felt Ferrari made a mistake putting him on the prime tyre for his final stint. Alonso went back onto options and was able to make his way up to fifth, while Massa finished eighth. What did you make of this? Both had looked like they would one-stop.

After the race Christian Horner said Vettel could have won the race by over a second if he had been fully stretched in the race. Do you agree? Was Vettel in a class of his own in your opinion?

So who was your driver of the day? Overtake of the race?

Finally, it looks like New Jersey and Mexico are off the 2014 calendar. Are you surprised? Thoughts on this news?

Join us tomorrow at the usual time for 4pm Eastern US, 9pm UK. Follow @F1Chat for the questions, and include the #F1Chat hashtag in your answers. We look forward to chatting tomorrow…

 

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