A second straight victory for Sebastian Vettel would see Scuderia Ferrari end a promising but ultimately disappointing campaign on a high. What’s more, it would be their first ever triumph at this track. The Yas Marina circuit sits next to the Ferrari World theme park. Yet it has been a frustrating venue for the the Maranello team, who has never won here, and Fernando Alonso’s championship defeat at the track seven years ago is still a bitter memory for all of us.
Could Sebastian Vettel be the driver to end Ferrari’s Yas Marina drought? He has won three times before at this venue. But so has rival Lewis Hamilton, who can also point to 2012 as a win that should have been. Or could Kimi Raikkonen take his first win of the season? As has been the case during the entire 2017 Formula One season, qualifying will play a major role in the outcome of the race, given the small margin between Scuderia Ferrari and Mercedes in race pace.
Join us later today for the latest news, updates and results from the Yas Marina circuit as the qualifying session ahead of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF70H, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for a front row start.