Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tips as Rosberg seeks title triumph in Formula 1 season finale
Lee Gormley | 27 November 2016
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tips
The 2016 Formula 1 season will come to a dramatic conclusion this Sunday with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix being the final race of the campaign, one which Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg will look to win his maiden world title in.
German steerer Rosberg currently leads teammate and present world champion Lewis Hamilton by 12 points going into the season finale and only his own failure can stop him from lifting his first F1 crown.
For Britain’s Hamilton to win a fourth title, he must win the race and hope Rosberg finishes lower than third. The Stevenage-born driver will be hoping his rival will suffer a mechanical failure during proceedings but he, unlike Hamilton, is yet to endure such a scenario all season.
So, ahead of the finale circuit of the campaign, Coral outline five Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tips for punters to enjoy this weekend.
Hamilton to be King of the Road
Having showcased uncatchable pace in recent outings, Hamilton enters Abu Dhabi as the odds-on favourite for both race victory and fastest lap time, and rightly so.
Though the in-form Brit can be backed at a more promising 10/3 to become the King of the Road, which includes finishing in pole position during qualifying, setting the quickest lap time during the race and winning outright.
Verstappen to finish on podium
Red Bull’s teenage prodigy Max Verstappen has been one of the star performers of the campaign, shooting to stardom by becoming the youngest ever winner of a circuit.
The 19-year-old put on a superb showing last time in a treacherous Brazilian GP track to finish third and is evens to secure yet another podium place here.
Winning margin to be 5-9.999 seconds
With hamilton having been showing sublime speed of late and Rosberg hoping to clinch his maiden world title in style, fans could be treated to a close contest at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Punters can therefore back the winning margin in this season curtain closer to be between 5-9.999 seconds at 9/4 in Abu Dhabi.
Gutierrez to be first retirement
Mexican steerer Esteban Gutierrez has endured a disappointing three technical failures so far this 2016 season, as well as being involved in one accidental crash too.
With the Haas-Ferrari representative suffering from rotten luck this campaign, he can be backed at a tasty 14/1 to be the first retirement from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.
There to be a safety car involved
Following on from the rainy and harsh conditions in Brazil, where the safety car was called upon, punters can back the latter to be involved this time out once again at evens.
In what will be a tense affair with a lot at stake for many drivers at the front of the pack, there could be collisions and potentially some unwanted crashes during proceedings.