The Abu Dhabi grand prix was an amazing race. It started with Vettel being made to start in last place on the grid due to a fuel irregularity during qualifying. His main championship rival, Fernando Alonso was going to be about 15 cars in front of him and was sure to score some good points. At the head of the grid was Lewis Hamilton, who also dominated the early part of the race. However, his McLaren let him down once again and Kimi Raikkonen found himself in the lead. Kimi wouldn’t let it go and won his first race since his comeback. In the meantime Sebastian Vettel had climbed from last to third, just behind Alonso, due to some strong driving and some lucky breaks due to safety car situations. Two races to go and still three drivers in it to win it. [57 photos total]

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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber talks to former F1 champion Alain Prost inside his garage during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Crew members push the car of Red Bull Formula One driver Webber during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Massa talks to crew members during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver Hulkenberg drives during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Williams Formula One test driver Bottas drives during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Marussia Formula One test driver Chilton drives during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Williams Formula One test driver Bottas drives in front of Ferrari's Alonso during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Massa drives during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver Hulkenberg drives during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Pit crew push the car of Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain exits the pit lane during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber (bottom) of Australia drives in the pit lane during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on Yas Island (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany drives during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on Yas Island (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Michael Schumacher of Germany exits the pit lane during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel cools off in his car during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Pit crew perform a pit stop on the car of Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Button drives during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on Yas Island (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Grosjean exits the pit lane during the third practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Mechanics work on the car of Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel during the third practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Button covers his ears inside his garage during the third practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the third practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the third practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Caterham Formula One driver Kovalainen drives during the third practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the third practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives in the pit lane during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Grosjean brakes during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso brakes during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber brakes during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Grosjean drives ahead of Ferrari's Alonso during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver Hulkenberg drives during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg drives during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Williams Formula One driver Maldonado drives during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives ahead of Mercedes' Rosberg during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Button drives ahead of Red Bull's Vettel during the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Pole position McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton waves next to Red Bull's Webber and his team mate Vettel after the qualifying session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton leads the pack at the start of the the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton leads the pack at the start of the the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso performs a pit stop during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Force India Formula One driver Hulkenberg and Williams' Senna crash at the start of the the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Button performs a pit stop during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Sauber Formula One driver Kobayashi drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives behind the safety car during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (STEVE CRISP/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen takes the chequered flag to win the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen celebrates, between Ferrari's Alonso and Red Bull's Vettel, after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen, Ferrari's Alonso and Red Bull's Vettel spray at each other after the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #

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