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The 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, or formally the III Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the 18th and penultimate round of the 2011 Formula One Season. The race was held on the 13th of November. Sebastian Vettel, in his Red Bull-Renault took a record-equalling pole position (see Milestones section below), beating Lewis Hamilton's best lap time by 0.141 seconds. Williams had the worse qualifying in their history, locking out the back row.

In the race, Vettel's right rear tyre had a puncture before the second corner, forcing him off the track after just 400 metres, and after getting back to the pits, he retired. This left Hamilton in the lead, and only Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who managed to bring himself up to second by the end of lap one, was able to put up any challenge. Hamilton strolled to victory by eight seconds over Alonso. Jenson Button, despite mid-race KERS issues, completed the podium, meaning McLaren-Mercedes had two drivers on the podium, and Red Bull did not have one driver on the podium for the first time since the 2010 Korean Grand Prix, which was also Vettel's last non-finish. Mark Webber set the fastest lap, as he completed a three-stopper, meaning he was on the softer compound for the latter stages of the race, while everyone else used the harder medium compound and were not as quick as him.

Free Practice OverviewEdit

"DNP" means did not practice in that session

No. Driver Constructor Fri 1 Fri 2 Sat
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:40.755 4 1:40.132 6 1:39.403 2
2 Mark Webber 1:40.389 2 1:40.103 5 1:39.427 3
3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:40.403 3 1:39.586 1 1:38.976 1
4 Jenson Button 1:40.263 1 1:39.785 2 1:39.429 4
5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:40.801 5 1:39.971 3 1:39.661 5
6 Felipe Massa 1:41.260 6 1:39.980 4 1:40.183 7
7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:43.389 15 1:40.553 7 1:40.938 10
8 Nico Rosberg 1:42.130 8 1:44.265 20 1:40.135 6
9 Bruno Senna Renault DNP 1:42.369 15 1:41.509 11
Romain Grosjean 1:42.685 9 DNP DNP
10 Vitaly Petrov 1:43.118 13 1:41.947 13 1:41.594 14
11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth No time 24 1:42.798 16 1:43.861 19
12 Pastor Maldonado 1:43.255 14 1:42.910 17 1:42.025 17
14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:41.380 7 1:40.951 8 1:40.429 8
15 Paul di Resta 1:42.151 9 1:41.021 9 1:40.511 9
16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:44.484 17 1:41.490 10 1:41.527 12
17 Sergio Pérez 1:44.412 16 1:41.565 11 1:41.566 13
18 Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari DNP 1:41.680 12 1:41.622 15
Jean-Éric Vergne 1:42.663 11 DNP DNP
19 Jaime Alguersuari 1:42.377 10 1:41.983 14 1:41.855 16
20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:44.565 18 1:43.562 18 1:43.409 18
21 Jarno Trulli 1:44.898 19 1:44.050 19 No time 24
22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:46.532 21 1:46.328 24 1:45.302 23
23 Vitantonio Luizzi 1:46.385 20 1:46.249 23 1:45.302 21
24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:48.024 22 1:45.486 21 1:45.262 20
25 Jérôme d'Ambrosio DNP 1:46.142 22 1:45.509 22
Robert Wickens 1:48.551 23 DNP DNP

Qualifying OverviewEdit

Qualifying TimesEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Time Laps
Time Pos. Time Pos.
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:40.478 4 1:38.516 2 1:38.141 16
2 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:39.782 1 1:38.434 1 1:38.622 15
3 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:40.227 3 1:39.097 5 1:38.631 14
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:40.167 2 1:38.821 3 1:38.858 19
5 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:41.380 10 1:39.058 4 1:39.058 16
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:41.592 13 1:39.623 7 1:39.695 20
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:41.120 8 1:39.420 6 1:39.773 17
8 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:41.605 14 1:40.554 10 1:40.662 18
9 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:40.595 5 1:40.205 8 1:40.768 17
10 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:41.064 7 1:40.414 9 No time 15
11 17 Sergio Pérez Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.311 9 1:40.874 18
12 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:40.955 6 1:40.919 18
13 18 Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:41.737 16 1:41.009 15
14 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1:41.391 12 1:41.079 15
15 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:41.386 11 1:41.162 16
16 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.613 15 1:41.240 17
17 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:42.258 17 1:41.760 13
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:42.979 11
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:43.884 11
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:44.515 9
21 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:44.641 9
22 25 Jérôme d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:44.699 8
23 23 Vitantonio Luizzi HRT-Cosworth 1:45.159 8
24 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth No time 0

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
1 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 2
______________ Lewis Hamilton
3 ______________
Jenson Button 4
______________ Mark Webber
5 ______________
Fernando Alonso 6
______________ Felipe Massa
7 ______________
Nico Rosberg 8
______________ Michael Schumacher
9 ______________
Adrian Sutil 10
______________ Paul di Resta
11 ______________
Sergio Pérez 12
______________ Vitaly Petrov
13 ______________
Sébastien Buemi 14
______________ Bruno Senna
15 ______________
Jaime Alguersuari 16
______________ Kamui Kobayashi
17 ______________
Heikki Kovalainen 18
______________ Jarno Trulli
19 ______________
Timo Glock 20
______________ Daniel Ricciardo
21 ______________
Jérôme d'Ambrosio 22
______________ Vitantonio Luizzi
23 ______________
Pastor Maldonado* 24
Rubens Barrichello*


* Pastor Maldonado and Rubens Barrichello were deducted 10 places for using a ninth engine this season.

Race OverviewEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Avg Speed Grid Pts
1 3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 55 1:37:11.886 188.494 2 25
2 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 55 + 8.457 secs 188.221 5 18
3 4 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 55 + 25.881 secs 187.662 3 15
4 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 55 + 35.784 secs 187.345 4 12
5 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 55 + 50.578 secs 186.874 6 10
6 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 55 + 52.317 secs 186.819 7 8
7 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 55 + 1m 15.964 secs 186.071 8 6
8 14 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 55 + 1m 17.122 secs 186.034 9 4
9 15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 55 + 1m 41.087 secs 185.283 10 2
10 16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 54 + 1 lap 185.017 16 1
11 17 Mexico Sergio Pérez Sauber-Ferrari 54 + 1 lap 184.596 11
12 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 54 + 1 lap 184.573 24
13 10 Russia Vitaly Petrov Renault 54 + 1 lap 184.452 12
14 12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado* Williams-Cosworth 54 + 1 lap 182.786 23
15 19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari** Toro Rosso-Ferrari 54 + 1 lap 182.746 15
16 9 Brazil Bruno Senna Renault 54 + 1 lap 182.484 14
17 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 54 + 1 lap 182.381 17
18 21 Italy Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 53 + 2 laps 180.388 18
19 24 Germany Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 53 + 2 laps 179.444 19
20 23 Italy Vitantonio Luizzi HRT-Cosworth 53 + 2 laps 178.476 22
Ret 22 Australia Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 48 Alternator 178.828 20
Ret 18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 19 Hydraulics 179.160 13
Ret 25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 18 Brakes 176.047 21
Ret 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1 Puncture 112.317 1

* Pastor Maldonado was penalised 30 seconds for ignoring blue flags (finished 14th).

** Jaime Alguersuari was penalised 20 seconds for ignoring blue flags (finished 15th).

Fastest LapsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Lap Time Gap Avg Speed Race
1 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 51 1:42.612 194.854 4
2 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 51 1:43.154 0.542 193.831 3
3 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 51 1:43.461 0.849 193.255 1
4 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 47 1:43.521 0.909 193.143 10
5 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 52 1:43.673 1.061 192.860 13
6 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 41 1:43.914 1.302 192.413 2
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 55 1:43.993 1.381 192.267 6
8 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 47 1:44.093 1.481 192.082 15
9 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 49 1:44.120 1.508 192.032 9
10 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 51 1:44.288 1.676 191.723 5
11 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 50 1:44.438 1.826 191.448 12
12 17 Sergio Pérez Sauber-Ferrari 41 1:44.566 1.954 191.213 11
13 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 52 1:44.628 2.016 191.100 14
14 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 53 1:44.709 2.097 190.952 8
15 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 48 1:44.916 2.304 190.575 7
16 9 Bruno Senna Renault 32 1:46.150 3.538 188.360 16
17 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 50 1:46.610 3.998 187.547 17
18 18 Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17 1:47.094 4.482 186.700 Ret
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 36 1:47.444 4.832 186.091 18
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 42 1:48.085 5.473 184.988 19
21 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 35 1:48.274 5.662 184.665 Ret
22 23 Vitantonio Luizzi HRT-Cosworth 52 1:49.242 6.630 183.029 20
23 25 Jérôme d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 16 1:51.196 8.584 179.812 Ret

Lap LeadersEdit

Lap-by-LapEdit

Stint Driver Laps Lap Count Distance
1 Lewis Hamilton 01 – 16 16 88.749 km
2 Mark Webber 17 – 17 01 5.554 km
3 Lewis Hamilton 18 – 40 23 127.742 km
4 Fernando Alonso 41 – 43 03 16.662 km
5 Lewis Hamilton 44 – 55 12 66.648 km

TotalsEdit

Pos. Driver Laps Distance
1 Lewis Hamilton 51 283.139 km
2 Fernando Alonso 03 16.662 km
3 Mark Webber 01 5.554 km

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos. DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONSHIP
1 Sebastian Vettel 374 Red Bull-Renault 607
2 Jenson Button 255 McLaren-Mercedes 482
3 Fernando Alonso 245 Ferrari 353
4 Mark Webber 233 Mercedes 159
5 Lewis Hamilton 227 Renault 72
6 Felipe Massa 108 Force India-Mercedes 57
7 Nico Rosberg 83 Sauber-Ferrari 42
8 Michael Schumacher 76 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 41
9 Vitaly Petrov 36 Williams-Cosworth 5
10 Nick Heidfeld 34 Lotus-Renault 0
11 Adrian Sutil 34 HRT-Cosworth 0
12 Kamui Kobayashi 28 Virgin-Cosworth 0
13 Jaime Alguersuari 26
14 Paul di Resta 23
15 Sébastien Buemi 15
16 Sergio Pérez 14
17 Rubens Barrichello 4
18 Bruno Senna 2
19 Pastor Maldonado 1
20 Pedro de la Rosa 0
21 Jarno Trulli 0
22 Heikki Kovalainen 0
23 Vitantonio Luizzi 0
24 Jérôme d'Ambrosio 0
25 Timo Glock 0
26 Narain Karthikeyan 0
27 Daniel Ricciardo 0
28 Karun Chandhok 0

Sources and other pagesEdit

V T E 2011 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Renault | Williams | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | Virgin
Engines Renault | Mercedes | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel | 2 Webber | 3 Hamilton | 4 Button | 5 Alonso | 6 Massa | 7 Schumacher | 8 Rosberg | 9 Heidfeld | 9 Senna | 10 Petrov | 11 Barrichello | 12 Maldonado | 14 Sutil | 15 Di Resta | 16 Kobayashi | 17 Pérez | 17 De la Rosa | 18 Buemi | 19 Alguersuari | 20 Kovalainen | 21 Trulli | 21 Chandhok | 22 Karthikeyan | 22/23 Ricciardo | 23 Luizzi | 24 Glock | 25 D'Ambrosio
Other Drivers Paffett | Fisichella | Bianchi | Gené | Davidson | Grosjean | Fauzy | Tung | Charouz | Bottas | Hülkenberg | Gutiérrez | Vergne | Razia | Valsecchi | Teixeira | Yamamoto | Wickens | Quaife-Hobbs
Cars RB7 | MP4-26 | 150° Italia | MGP W02 | R31 | FW33 | VJM04 | C30 | STR6 | T128 | F111 | MVR-02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Bahrain | Australia | Malaysia | China | Turkey | Spain | Monaco | Canada | Europe | Great Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | India | Abu Dhabi | Brazil
Team Reports Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Renault | Williams | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | Virgin
Driver Reports Vettel | Webber | Hamilton | Button | Alonso | Massa | Schumacher | Rosberg | Heidfeld | Senna | Petrov | Barrichello | Maldonado | Sutil | Di Resta | Kobayashi | Pérez | De la Rosa | Buemi | Alguersauri | Kovalainen | Trulli | Chandhok | Karthikeyan | Ricciardo | Luizzi | Glock | D'Ambrosio
Tests Valencia | Jerez | Barcelona 1 | Barcelona 2 | Young Driver
See also 2010 Formula One Season | 2012 Formula One Season | Category
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Circuits Yas Marina Circuit (2009–present)
Circuit Yas-Island
Races 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016
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