Why Abu Dhabi is the wrong place for F1's season finale

Why Abu Dhabi is the wrong place for F1's season finale

The Brazilian Grand Prix was a perfect reminder of why Interlagos has been an appropriate venue for Formula 1 title showdowns. Yas Marina's run of season-ending races shows why F1 should ideally reconsider its finale

Suppose the Formula 1 season was already over. We'd head into the off-season with a dramatic Brazilian Grand Prix fresh in the memory, full of storylines, drama and excitement that prove even a 'dead rubber' finale can deliver a great grand prix.

Instead, we head to Abu Dhabi this weekend. Every GP is a big occasion, although the ever-growing calendar is doing its best to dilute that big-day feel, so Sunday's race isn't irrelevant. But the chances of it providing a race to rival what we saw at Interlagos are slender. It's just not that kind of chaotic track - and therefore hardly the ideal place for F1 to sign off every year.

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