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By MadManCK
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#52148
They can try to justify it whatever they want, the earoscreen would have been a much better solution, also with smaller parts.
The FIA simply did not test anything enough to make a proper decision.

The HALO is a poor compromise, looks like cr@p and is blocking the drivers view in certain directions.
A very bad example of a political enforced solution. And despite heavily critisized still implemented.

Decisions like this ruin the sport.

:twocents-02cents:
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By MadManCK
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If you want more info about the race while it happens, you can try the F1 App. I use the paid version from the start (when it was still free btw, lol) and it is a great tool. Gives more insight in what happens during the race. Including lap times, sector times, tire choice, relative positions and a lot more.

There is a free version as well.
https://www.formula1.com/en/subscribe/d ... --app.html
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By MadManCK
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#52160
First free practice results - 2017 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1. S. Vettel Ferrari 01:39.006 23
2. L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:39.126 25
3. M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:39.154 15
4. K. Räikkönen Ferrari 01:39.518 22
5. V. Bottas Mercedes 01:39.741 30
6. S. Pérez Force India 01:40.293 24
7. F. Alonso McLaren 01:40.522 20
8. S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:40.569 15
9. F. Massa Williams 01:40.723 27
10. D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:40.773 29
11. G. Russell Force India 01:41.131 26
12. R. Grosjean Haas 01:41.306 24
13. L. Stroll Williams 01:41.581 27
14. P. Gasly Toro Rosso 01:41.646 29
15. C. Sainz Jr. Renault 01:41.748 23
16. P. Wehrlein Sauber 01:41.752 26
17. N. Hulkenberg Renault 01:41.864 26
18. A. Giovinazzi Haas 01:42.065 21
19. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:42.344 28
20. B. Hartley Toro Rosso 01:42.585 35

Second free practice results - 2017 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1. L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:37.877 39
2. S. Vettel Ferrari 01:38.026 37
3. D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:38.180 34
4. K. Räikkönen Ferrari 01:38.352 35
5. V. Bottas Mercedes 01:38.537 33
6. M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:38.894 34
7. S. Pérez Force India 01:39.323 33
8. E. Ocon Force India 01:39.333 36
9. N. Hulkenberg Renault 01:39.529 41
10. F. Alonso McLaren 01:39.559 28
11. F. Massa Williams 01:39.635 36
12. S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:39.671 31
13. C. Sainz Jr. Renault 01:40.201 38
14. L. Stroll Williams 01:40.329 30
15. P. Gasly Toro Rosso 01:40.694 39
16. K. Magnussen Haas 01:41.128 31
17. P. Wehrlein Sauber 01:41.270 43
18. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:41.302 40
19. B. Hartley Toro Rosso 01:41.496 39
20. R. Grosjean Haas 01:41.560 12
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By MadManCK
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#52161
P3; Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren.

Last is maybe most surprising, but McLaren has a good chassis.

Third free practice results - 2017 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1. L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:37.627 19
2. V. Bottas Mercedes 01:37.900 21
3. K. Räikkönen Ferrari 01:38.157 22
4. S. Vettel Ferrari 01:38.174 22
5. D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:38.340 16
6. M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:38.587 14
7. F. Alonso McLaren 01:39.155 15
8. S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:39.277 18
9. C. Sainz Jr. Renault 01:39.340 15
10. S. Pérez Force India 01:39.367 19
11. F. Massa Williams 01:39.383 16
12. N. Hulkenberg Renault 01:39.396 18
13. E. Ocon Force India 01:39.500 18
14. K. Magnussen Haas 01:39.831 19
15. R. Grosjean Haas 01:40.079 19
16. P. Wehrlein Sauber 01:40.307 20
17. L. Stroll Williams 01:40.572 16
18. P. Gasly Toro Rosso 01:40.737 21
19. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:40.789 21
20. B. Hartley Toro Rosso 01:40.883 23
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By Beardroid91
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#52162
Interesting, maybe Honda will have some power next year, but to late for Mclaren to change their mind now, so they have to stick to the Renault engine's and hope they dont blow up on them too.
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By MadManCK
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#52165
P3 might have been a false flag, as Mercedes and Ferrari cranked up the horsepower for Q3. Only Ricciardo surprised with a 4th place on the grid. Track appears to give a lot of difficulties finding a good setup and balance.

Great run from Bottas. He needs to win the race and Vettel 9th or worse to take 2nd place in the championship. So unless Vettel ruins his front wing again, there is little chance for that to happen. But never say never. Ricciardo wants some fireworks and will go for it the first lap. :D

Qualifying results - 2017 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix

Pos. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1. V. Bottas Mercedes 01:37.356 01:36.822 01:36.231 18
2. L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:37.391 01:36.742 01:36.403 18
3. S. Vettel Ferrari 01:37.817 01:37.023 01:36.777 17
4. D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:38.016 01:37.583 01:36.959 16
5. K. Räikkönen Ferrari 01:37.453 01:37.302 01:36.985 17
6. M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:38.021 01:37.777 01:37.328 19
7. N. Hulkenberg Renault 01:38.781 01:38.138 01:38.282 14
8. S. Pérez Force India 01:38.601 01:38.359 01:38.374 17
9. E. Ocon Force India 01:38.896 01:38.392 01:38.397 17
10. F. Massa Williams 01:38.629 01:38.565 01:38.550 18

11. F. Alonso McLaren 01:38.820 01:38.636 12
12. C. Sainz Jr. Renault 01:38.810 01:38.725 9
13. S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:38.777 01:38.808 9
14. K. Magnussen Haas 01:39.395 01:39.298 16
15. L. Stroll Williams 01:39.503 01:39.646 14

16. R. Grosjean Haas 01:39.516 10
17. P. Gasly Toro Rosso 01:39.724 9
18. P. Wehrlein Sauber 01:39.930 9
19. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:39.994 9
20. B. Hartley Toro Rosso 01:40.471 8
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By MadManCK
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