Abu Dhabi GP: Three in a row for Alonso

A hard-fought but ultimately rewarding end to a challenging Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the last of the current McLaren Honda partnership.

“This was an important race for us. It was the last one of this project and we wanted to finish it in a good way. It wasn’t that exciting from our position, but we had an interesting battle with Felipe Massa in front and Carlos Sainz behind. We chose to undercut Felipe and it worked quite well, but after that we were struggling with the pace and running alone for most of the time. But, we had a solid race, a good start, a good strategy and scored two points, so I’m happy.

“It has been a tough season and a tough three years for us, but I’m still feeling very proud of this project. We didn’t succeed in terms of results and we delivered below expectations, but nevertheless everyone fought and worked very hard.

“Now that we are both going our separate ways, we wish the best for Honda and good luck to the McLaren Renault project also. Now it’s a new chapter for both of us.”

Formula 1 2017 Abu Dhabi GP Race Results
# Driver Team Gap Points
1. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:34:14.062 25
2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +3.899s 18
3. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +19.330s 15
4. Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +45.386s 12
5. Max Verstappen Red Bull +46.269s 10
6. Nico Hulkenberg Renault +85.713s 8
7. Sergio Perez Force India +92.062s 6
8. Esteban Ocon Force India +98.911s 4
9. Fernando Alonso McLaren +1 lap 2
10. Felipe Massa Williams +1 lap 1
Post-race comments from the McLaren drivers. Abu Dhabi 2017 – All Team Radios