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    • See you in 2016! Cheers until then.

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    • That is that. Thank you for your company today and throughout the season.

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    • Those outside the points are: Sainz, Verstappen, Button, Bottas, Ericsson, Nasr, Alonso, Stevens and Merhi.

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    • After that you have Perez, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg, Massa, Grosjean and Kvyat.

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    • It's another 1-2 finish for Mercedes as Hamilton is second with Raikkonen third and Vettel fourth. That means Raikkonen takes P4 in the standings.

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    • Rosberg wins the 2015 Abu Dhabi GP. It's the first time in his career that he has won three races in a row. It's his sixth win of 2015.

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    • Verstappen is under investigation for ignoring blue flags. Rosberg reports some vibrations, but he should get to the flag here.

      Lap 55
    • Final lap for Rosberg and he has a comfortable eight-second lead over Hamilton.

      Lap 55
    • And Grosjean is up to ninth as he eases past Kvyat.

      Lap 54
    • Grosjean is into the points as he ducks on on the inside of Sainz. That just confirms Lotus' P6 in the Constructors' standings.

      Lap 53
    • Sainz is all over the back of Kvyat, but he is now under pressure from Grosjean.

      Lap 53
    • It is game over at the front as Hamilton is still seven seconds behind Rosberg.

      Lap 52
    • Sainz has caught up with Kvyat as he is less than one second behind the Red Bull driver.

      Lap 51
    • Looks like we are set for an interesting battle for P5 as Ricciardo is catching up with Perez.

      Lap 50
    • The gap at the front now remains stable at seven seconds. Verstappen has received a five-second time penalty after going off-track.

      Lap 49
    • Massa manages to get ahead of Kvyat at Turn 8 and he is up to P8.

      Lap 48
    • The incident between Verstappen and Button is under investigation. Verstappen's team-mate Sainz is holding onto the final point in P10 at the moment.

      Lap 48
    • Verstappen moves out of the way to allow race leader Rosberg through.

      Lap 47
    • The gap between Rosberg and Hamilton is 8.5s.

      Lap 47
    • Verstappen goes on the inside of Button, but the McLaren driver is not giving up the position easily. Verstappen is squeezed off track and he comes out ahead, but he might have to give the place back as he went off the track.

      Lap 46
    • Vettel has caught up with Perez and he is now within the DRS range. He completes the move in the DRS zone.

      Lap 46
    • Verstappen moves up to P13 as he overtakes Nasr at the hairpin. He pulled a similar move on Ericsson earlier.

      Lap 45
    • Fastest lap of 1:44.713 from Hamilton, but it's not the second that he's looking for. Final Lotus stop for Grosjean.

      Lap 45
    • Hamilton is told that 'pace is looking good'. He needs a second per lap if he is to win this race.

      Lap 44
    • Hamilton is 12s behind Rosberg after his late pit stop.

      Lap 43
    • Fastest lap of 1:45.156s from Vettel as he chases Perez for fourth place. Nasr moves up to P13 as his Sauber team-mate Ericsson enters the pits.

      Lap 42
    • The Mercedes pit crew are out for Hamilton. Will he come in? Yes, and he takes on the soft tyres. Vettel has managed to overtake Ricciardo.

      Lap 41
    • Hamilton asks the team if he can go to the end of the race with the current tyres. He is told that it would be a real gamble and it wouldn't pay off.

      Lap 41
    • 'Box Sebastian' is the call from the Ferrari pit wall. He finally switches to the supersofts for his final stint. He rejoins behind Perez and Ricciardo in P6. He's just behind the Red Bull driver.

      Lap 40
    • Perez is told that he is quicker than Vettel, who has to stop again for the supersofts. Verstappen pits for a third time.

      Lap 39
    • Hamilton is told that they will stick with the prime tyres once he pits. The gap is now down to 13s.

      Lap 39
    • Grosjean, Hulkenberg and Kvyat fighting over P7. Massa is also catching up.

      Lap 38
    • Rosberg has reduced Hamilton's lead to 15s. It was about 18s a few laps ago.

      Lap 38
    • Hamilton asks the team about Rosberg's tyres and is told that the German is on the primes.

      Lap 37
    • Kimi is told that 'Sebastian has been told, he will swap'. And there you have it. Raikkonen reclaims P3.

      Lap 37
    • Raikkonen is not close enough in the DRS zone to make a move. Meanwhile, Rosberg is told he needs to pick up the pace to close the gap a little bit.

      Lap 36
    • Rosberg is clearly lapping faster than Hamilton on the fresher rubber.

      Lap 35
    • Will Vettel allow Raikkonen through again? Verstappen overtakes Sainz again. Or did Sainz let him through. Who knows.

      Lap 35
    • Hamilton is told to extend the stint. Oh look a different strategy! But Rosberg responds with a 1:45.450 on the fresher rubber.

      Lap 34
    • Right front tyre issue during the Raikkonen pit stop and he was stationary for 6.6s. He rejoined just behind Vettel.

      Lap 33
    • Raikkonen is told to box, he was 11s behind Hamilton.

      Lap 33
    • Hamilton is looking to take advantage of that Rosberg stop as he goes purple in Sector 1.

      Lap 33
    • Fastest lap of 1:45.892 from Perez. The Mercedes crew are out and it's for Rosberg. Another set of soft tyres and he rejoins in P3.

      Lap 32
    • Aaaand the gap between Rosberg and Hamilton is now one second.

      Lap 31
    • Vettel is still going purple in a few sectors. He is 25s behind Raikkonen while Perez is 20s behind the German.

      Lap 31
    • Bottas is told to box and he needs to serve his five-second time penalty.

      Lap 30
    • Sainz passes Ericsson in the DRS zone. That was for P12. Bottas is now again stuck behind Ericsson.

      Lap 30
    • The gap between Rosberg and Hamilton is 1.4s. Sainz pits for a second time.

      Lap 29
    • New fastest lap of 1:46.078 from Vettel. Perez rejoined ahead of Ricciardo.

      Lap 28
    • Hamilton is now just 1.6s behind Rosberg. Out comes the Force India crew and it should be for Perez. Yes, the Mexican ducks into the pits for softs.

      Lap 28
    • Hamilton is told that it looks like Rosberg is suffering from degradation. Massa has also pitted, but it was a slow stop of 4.1s.

      Lap 28
    • Hulkenberg moves up to P11 as he overtakes Nasr at the chicane. Ricciardo pits and that moves Vettel up to P5.

      Lap 27
    • Bottas is now lining up Ericsson. Kvyat pits. Alonso tells the team that if they don't get a Safety Car he won't be able to catch up so he might as well retire the car.

      Lap 26
    • The gap between Rosberg and Hamilton is down to 2.6s. Verstappen finally gets past Ericsson at the hairpin.

      Lap 26
    • Hulkenberg is the first of the front runners to stop for a second time. He takes on another set of the soft tyres.

      Lap 25
    • Cat and mouse games at the front as Rosberg responds to Hamilton's charge. Button moves down to P12 as Grosjean sweeps past him following his first pit stop.

      Lap 25
    • Hamilton is catching up with Rosberg as the gap is down to four seconds. Vettel is told to box. He takes on another set of softs so he will have to stop again.

      Lap 24
    • Verstappen has to do it all again now, but he has caught up with Ericsson, who is P14.

      Lap 23
    • Vettel, Grosjean and the Manor cars are the only ones yet to stop. Meanwhile, Bottas is stuck in P16 following his unscheduled stop for a new front wing.

      Lap 23
    • Out at the front, Rosberg is five seconds clear of Hamilton, who has a five second lead over Raikkonen. Vettel has dropped seven seconds behind his team-mate.

      Lap 22
    • So the decision to allow Verstappen through has backfired after that lock-up as he is forced to pit again.

      Lap 21
    • Big left-front lock-up from Verstappen with plenty of smoke coming from that tyres. Ricciardo is still stuck behind Grosjean. Verstappen reports a flat spot after that lock-up.

      Lap 21
    • Sainz was, in fact, told to allow Verstappen through. The Dutchman is four seconds behind Kvyat in 10th place.

      Lap 20
    • Verstappen moves up to P11 after Sainz appears to allow him through. It doesn't look like the Spaniard has a problem. Alonso pits again.

      Lap 19
    • Grosjean's tyres are going as he is being caught by Ricciardo. The Lotus driver, Vettel, Stevens and Merhi are the only ones yet to stop.

      Lap 19
    • Actually Massa and Kvyat have caught up with Hulkenberg in P8.

      Lap 19
    • Kvyat is within DRS range of Massa. They are battling over 9. Vettel is told that they are 'trying to stay on Plan A'.

      Lap 18
    • Vettel allows Raikkonen to go through on the outside and the Finn is up to third place.

      Lap 17
    • Verstappen is released as Ericsson is into the pits. Raikkonen is now right on the rear of his Ferrari team-mate Vettel.

      Lap 16
    • Sainz is up to P11 as he gets the better of Ericsson. Verstappen is now also lining up the Swede.

      Lap 16
    • Rosberg is enjoying a comfortable six-second lead over Hamilton and they are followed by Vettel, Raikkonen, Perez, Grosjean, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg, Massa and Kvyat. Ericsson, Sainz and Verstappen are just outside the points.

      Lap 15
    • Hamilton is lining up Vettel, who is on older tyres, and he ducks on the inside of the Ferrari to move up to P2. Vettel is not letting him go through without a fight, but the Mercedes driver comes out on top eventually.

      Lap 14
    • Massa is on the inside of Ericsson and he is up to P9. Kvyat is next to line up the Sauber. He takes a couple of corners to complete the move.

      Lap 14
    • The big question is how long will Vettel's soft tyres last? Can Ferrari get away with a one-stopper?

      Lap 13
    • Ricciardo gets the better of Ericsson to move up. Perez finally takes the place from Grosjean as he goes on the inside of the Grosjean.

      Lap 13
    • Hamilton rejoins behind Vettel and ahead of Raikkonen. Meanwhile, Bottas has received a five-second time penalty following his unsafe release in the pits.

      Lap 12
    • Hamilton pits. Will he get out ahead of Vettel?

      Lap 12
    • Grosjean is defending well here against Perez. The Force India driver is on fresher rubber, but he can't get passed.

      Lap 12
    • So it's Hamilton from Vettel, who is yet to stop, and Rosberg. Not for long though as Hamilton is told to box.

      Lap 11
    • Rosberg pits from the lead and he takes on a set of softs after being stationary for just 2.6s. Raikkonen also pitted for softs.

      Lap 11
    • Raikkonen is told to 'box this lap'. He was 4.5s behind Hamilton before his stop.

      Lap 10
    • Alonso takes his drive-through penalty. Part of Bottas' front wing is still lying on the exit of the pitlane. The incident is under investigation. Bottas finally pits for his new front wing.

      Lap 10
    • Drama in the pitlane as Bottas makes contact with Button as he was released into the McLaren. The Williams car is driving around the track minus half the front wing and he will have to pit again.

      Lap 9
    • Rosberg, Hamilton, Raikkonen, Bottas, Vettel, Verstappen, Button and Grosjean are yet to stop. Well Bottas, Verstappen and Button are the latest to pit.

      Lap 9
    • Hulkenberg also pitted and he emerged just ahead of Massa. Perez has also stopped.

      Lap 8
    • While Rosberg eases away from Hamilton on the back of another fastest lap of 1:46.889 Sainz is under pressure from Bottas. However, Sainz ducks into the pits and that sets Bottas free. Slow stop of 6.2s for Sainz after an issue with the rear jack.

      Lap 8
    • Massa and Ricciardo are also some of the early stoppers. They have also switched to soft tyres. It means Vettel is up to P7 after those stops.

      Lap 7
    • Alonso gets a drive-through penalty for the incident with Maldonado. Meanwhile, Vettel eases past Verstappen to move up to P11.

      Lap 7
    • Ricciardo lines up Hulkenberg and he goes on the inside of the Force India in the DRS zone. However, Hulkenberg fights back with his Mercedes power, but Ricciardo has the final say at the next corner and he takes P5.

      Lap 7
    • The incident between Alonso and Maldonado is under investigation. Kvyat is the first man to stop as he takes on the soft tyres.

      Lap 6
    • Rosberg has built a lead of 1.9s over Hamilton, who is now dropping Raikkonen. Perez has also fallen off the pace of the Ferrari.

      Lap 6
    • Maldonado broke his suspension after making contact with Alonso, hence his retirement.

      Lap 5
    • Grosjean ducks on the inside of Nasr and takes P14. Nasr tries to fight back, but no way through at Turn 11.

      Lap 5
    • Vettel is up to P12, but he is stuck behind Verstappen and the STR rookie won't make it easy for him.

      Lap 4
    • Massa attacks Sainz on the inside and he completes the move at the next corner despite a fightback from the Spaniard.. Bottas, meanwhile, goes past Kvyat, but the Finn overshoots the corner and the Russian gets the place back.

      Lap 4
    • Rosberg's lead is 1.4s over Hamilton, but the second Merc can't drop Raikkonen, who is within DRS range.

      Lap 3
    • Okay so Rosberg leads Hamilton with Raikkonen, Perez, Hulkenberg, Ricciardo, Sainz, Massa, Kvyat and Bottas completing the top 10.

      Lap 3
    • Alonso is pitting for a puncture. Looks like there was contact between the McLaren and Maldonado, who has stopped.

      Lap 2
    • Vettel is up to P13. Alonso is in the pits and Maldonado has stopped, not sure why.

      Lap 1
    • Kvyat and Sainz go side-by-side and the Red Bull driver is squeezed off the track. Sainz wins that round. Ricciardo tries to go on the outside of Massa, but no way through. Verstappen now challenges Kvyat and he cuts a corner and gets the place. He will have to give it back, which he does.

      Lap 1
    • Out go the lights and away they head for the season finale. Rosberg is away cleanly, but Hamilton was away slow and Raikkonen is right up behind the second Merc. Force India is second. Looks like a McLaren has gone off.

      Lap 1
    • Hamilton is once again complaining about brake vibrations, but the team have told him things are okay.

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    • Rosberg leads the pack away on the final formation lap. They are all away without any problems.

      17:00
    • The top 14 drivers are all starting on the supersofts with Vettel the first on the softs. Ericsson, Grosjean, Stevens and Merhi are also on the softs.

      16:57
    • The drivers are likely to go for two stoppers today with the first stops expected from lap 10.

      16:55
    • It's currently 27 degrees Celsius while the track is 29 degrees.

      16:54
    • One last selfie from Ricciardo and his Red Bull crew. And now he climbs into the cockpit of his Red Bull.

      16:53
    • The grid is now starting to clear. Let's get this race started.

      16:52
    • Arrivabene staring at the Mercedes cars ahead of Raikkonen on the grid.

      16:50
    • The drivers are starting to strap in. Hamilton still next to the car, Perez is putting his overalls on while Massa is plugging his earphones in.

      16:48
    • Time for the national anthem. And there's a flyover as well. Pretty impressive stuff.

      16:45
    • Hamilton reports that his brakes "feel a bit weak".

      16:38
    • Cars are now starting to make their way to the pitlane for the final time this year.

      16:34
    • Oh of course Alonso might or might not return next year as well.

      16:32
    • So then today Lotus say goodbye to Grosjean and Manor might or might not say goodbye to Merhi as well as Stevens.

      16:30
    • I've done a lot of typing, I feel like I need a break.

      16:24
    • And away from the track again, the FIA has ruled on Mercedes' request for clarity on wind tunnel rules in light of the Ferrari-Haas partnership and it has been confirmed that "collusion on aerodynamic testing". It means Ferrari were a bit naughty, but the ruling will not apply retrospectively.

      16:19
    • However, one of the biggest battles today will be between the Finns, Bottas and Raikkonen. The Williams driver is currently P4, but he is only one point ahead of his compatriot. Their recent on-track clashes means things could get interesting. Although in typical Kimi fashion, the Ferrari man is not too bothered if he doesn't finish P4.

      16:17
    • Away from McLaren's woes, Force India's pace have been pretty impressive all weekend. Perez, though, admits he will struggle to keep the faster cars behind. One of the faster cars is Vettel, who needs to fight from the back after yet another Ferrari miscalculation in quali. This seems to happen at Ferrari a lot more than at other teams.

      16:14
    • One of the big talking points over the past 24 hours has been Ron Dennis' claims that Fernando Alonso could take a sabbatical. Alonso initially dismissed it, but later admitted he did have talks with Dennis about taking 2016 out. So this might or might not be the last time we see Alonso in a race for a while. Who knows.

      16:11
    • The only grid penalties so far are: Stevens (five places for control electronics changes), Grosjean (five places for gearbox change) and Merhi (pitlane start after changing his set-up).

      16:09
    • Then it's Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas, Nico Hulkenberg and Felipe Massa with Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz completing the top 10. They are followed by Max Verstappen, Jenson Button, Pastor Maldonado, Felipe Nasr, Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Marcus Ericsson, Will Stevens, Roberto Merhi and Romain Grosjean.

      16:07
    • Behind the two Mercs it's Kimi Raikkonen and Sergio Perez. Raikkonen produced the goods when it was needed as he was the only Ferrari in Q3 after Seb Vettel bombed out in Q1 as the team go their calculations wrong. Perez and Force India secured their best quali position of the season and the Mexican is hoping to make up a place or two at the start.

      16:05
    • Now the 2015 title may have already been decided, but the battle between the Mercedes team-mates remain close. Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton for the win is always the big question. The form book suggests Rosberg, who has won the last two races and has claimed six poles in a row. As expected, they lock out the front row of the grid.

      16:02
    • The Abu Dhabi GP is the only race on the calendar that starts in the afternoon and ends after the sun sets, which usually makes for spectacular pictures.

      16:01
    • Hello and welcome to the 2015 Formula 1 season finale, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the Yas Marina Circuit.

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