The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview

Formula 1 heads to Abu Dhabi for the final race of the season. The state-of-the-art circuit promises to deliver a fascinating show to close a year of thrilling racing. Edd Straw previews the season finale

Both the drivers' and Constructors' Championship may have been decided in favour of Jenson Button and Brawn GP two weeks ago, but there is still plenty of reason to expect the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to provide a worthy end to a dramatic and unpredictable season.

The battle for second in the world championship between Rubens Barrichello and Sebastian Vettel (the latter has a two-point advantage) is for little more than a consolation prize, but most interesting will be to see Button unleashed from driving in what Ross Brawn described as "conservative mode" in qualifying. Remember Fernando Alonso's dominant win in China after clinching the 2005 title? That's what Button will be hoping to do, in the process answering the critics who claim that he backed into the title only though having a dominant car in the early stages of the season.

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