Kimi Raikkonen won for the first time after his come back to Formula One this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull stormed through the field to finish on the podium in third after starting in the pit lane, he finished one place behind his title rival of Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari.
Vettel was helped by two safety car appearances in the race which aided him to close the distance from himself and the leaders. Red Bull boss Christian Horner said it was one of Vettel's most supreme drives "He really went for it."
Stefano Domenicali the Ferrari team boss also commented on Vettel’s race saying "He had a safety car at the right moment, which took his gap down from 22 seconds to 10 seconds."
The safety car was set out after a terrifying crash involving the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg and the HRT of Narain Karthikeyan. Rosberg was flat-out fast approaching Narain’s car when suddenly the two made contact. Rosberg was sent flying over the top of the HRT and the two were lucky to walk away from the crash.
After the safety car period Vettel pitted for a new wing (which had been damaged with a slight bump involving the Toro Rosso of Daniel Ricciardo), he put on a new set of fresh tyres which helped him climb through the field including a pass on Jenson Button.
Maldonado took fifth ahead of Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi. Ferrari's Felipe Massa, Senna, Force India's Paul di Resta and Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo completed the top 10.
In other news Max Chilton made his debut for Marussia in Abu Dhabi. He drove on the Friday Free Practice and helped set up the car. Marussia team principal John Booth praises Chilton for doing a "perfect" job collecting data.