F1's negative end reveals the scale of many challenges

F1's negative end reveals the scale of many challenges

Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari, Renault - all these parties suffered defeats in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. And the race being boring doesn't make the conclusions that can be drawn any less significant

We've had some very good Formula 1 races in 2017, but I'm afraid the season finale in Abu Dhabi wasn't one of them. It did at least serve to highlight all the problems that the powers that be must sort out.

At the end of the first lap, the top 10 was: 1 Valtteri Bottas, 2 Lewis Hamilton, 3 Sebastian Vettel, 4 Daniel Ricciardo, 5 Kimi Raikkonen, 6 Max Verstappen, 7 Nico Hulkenberg, 8 Sergio Perez, 9 Esteban Ocon, 10 Felipe Massa - with Fernando Alonso tagging along in 11th.

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