F1: A Look at Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Numbers at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
- A look at the numbers behind the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as Fernando Alonso prepares to exit F1.
- Fernando Alonso brings his F1 career to an end at the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sunday
- Kimi Raikkonen leaves Ferrari as one of The Scuderia’s most loyal team members
The 2X world champion, Mr. Alonso is bowing out to focus on his World Endurance Championship campaign, a 2nd attempt at the Indy 500 and other projects.
Mr. Raikkonen departs Ferrari for Ferrari powered Sauber ahead of the Y 2019 season.
Lewis Hamilton has already wrapped up the drivers’ title, but could match another milestone at the Yas Marina Circuit, where MercedesAMG have a strong record.
Below are some of the Key numbers around the final weekend of the Y 2018 F1 campaign.
- Mr. Alonso is the only Spanish driver to have won the F1 World Championship (2005 and 2006) and has raced the 2nd most Grands Prix in F1 (312 including Abu Dhabi) behind only Rubens Barrichello (323).
- Mr. Raikkonen was the last driver to win a world title for Ferrari (2007), he’s competed in the 2nd most races for The Scuderia in F1 (150) only behind Michael Schumacher (180).
- This will be the 10th Edition of the Abu Dhabi GP, six of the previous 9 have been the last race of the season, however only 3 of those have seen the title decided at the venue.
- The last 3 winners in Abu Dhabi have been the driver who started from Pole position, all three won by different MercedesAMG drivers – Nico Rosberg 2015, Lewis Hamilton 2016 and Valtteri Bottas 2017.
- The 5 constructors’ titles won by MercedesAMG have all been secured before the final race of the season, however Y 2018 has seen them record their lowest tally of victories (10), Pole positions (12) and points (620) of their 5 triumphs.
- Lewis Hamilton has won 10 of the 20 races this year, the British driver is one win away from equaling his best year in F1 (11 wins in 2014).
- MercedesAMG driver Lewis Hamilton needs to finish 6th or better in Abu Dhabi to surpass the 3,000 points mark in F1. He would be the 1st F1 driver to reach this milestone.
- Valtteri Bottas has so far failed to win a race in his 2nd season for MercedesAMG, he won 3 races in his 1st season for the German team (2017) the last of which was in Abu Dhabi.
- Max Verstappen (21y, 1m and 25d) needs to secure Pole position in Abu Dhabi if he wants to become the youngest driver to ever be on Pole in F1 (currently Sebastian Vettel, 21y 2m and 11d).
|NYSE:RACE||107.39||21 November 2018||2.15||105.4||107.79||105.38||222,991|
|HeffX-LTN Analysis for RACE:||Overall||Short||Intermediate||Long|
|Bearish (-0.49)||Bearish (-0.38)||Very Bearish (-0.58)||Very Bearish (-0.50)|
Tune in and enjoy the racing…
To all of our subscribers and readers in the US, have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!