The key moments of Abu Dhabi

The key moments of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi provided a unique new venue, a tough decision for McLaren, an eventful final flourish for new champion Jenson Button, and a lot of farewells. Adam Cooper analyses the key incidents from the season closer

I watched most of the Abu Dhabi race from the outside of the first corner. It proved to be a curious experience as it is one of the very few Formula 1 tracks which doesn't have a grandstand located at what surely is the prime real estate of any venue.

Usually at Turn 1 you are surrounded by punters, and you feed off their reactions as events unfold. While there were plenty of spectators either side of the pit straight, the lack of them in my immediate vicinity made for a curiously limp atmosphere.

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