Venue: Yas Marina Circuit Dates: 27-29 November
Coverage: Live TV, radio and text coverage of the race. Full details here.
It’s the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi this weekend and, even after 18 races at the end of a long season, I feel fresh and excited about a special few days.
My target is to win here, as it is at every race, and that’s all I’m thinking about as the weekend starts.
I look back at this year and I’ve won 10 races, got 12 pole positions. I won the championship – and that makes it a perfect year as far as I’m concerned.
Not only that, but this has been without any doubt the best year of my career in terms of my driving and overall performance.
People have been asking whether I have subconsciously backed off a little because the championship has been won. Of course you will never know whether that’s the case, but it has certainly not been my intention.
Went HAM on these DUNES!!! So much fun!
“Went HAM on these DUNES!!! So much fun!”
If I’d won every single race and got pole everywhere, that would just be boring. It would suck. Where’s the fun in that?
There have been some ups and downs. I’ve not always had it my own way. That’s the way racing is supposed to be.
Even though Nico has been on pole for the last five grands prix, I’ve won three of them. That says a lot in itself.