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8 Things you need to know about Abu Dhabi GP

November 20, 2014 11:29 IST
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Grid girls pose before the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit

Grid girls pose before the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters

Mercedes have won both Formula One titles already, and Red Bull are sure of second place, but Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be a last roll of the dice for some of those behind them.

With an unprecedented double points on offer, 'Abu Double' has the power to bring joy and despair in equal measure and not just for Mercedes rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

For tail-enders Caterham, in administration and facing closure unless they can find a buyer, the day-to-night race at Yas Marina could literally be a last blast before darkness engulfs their hopes.

The Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB7 is pushed back into the garage during an Infiniti Red Bull   Racing show run ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit

The Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB7 is pushed back into the garage during an Infiniti Red Bull Racing show run ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit. Photograph: Andrew Hone/Getty Images

Statistics for Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit:

Lap distance: 5.554km. Total distance: 305.355km (55 laps)

Race lap record: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull one minute 40.279 seconds (2009).

2013 pole: Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull

2013 winner: Sebastian Vettel

Start time: 1300 GMT (1700 local)

Tyres: Soft (yellow), Supersoft (red)- -

Betting odds (William Hill): To win the race: Hamilton 5/6, Rosberg 11/8

Title: Hamilton 2/9, Rosberg 10/3

Mercedes have already won the constructors' championship.

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