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Adam Scriven's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tips

This weekend sees the 22nd and final stop on Max Verstappen's 'dominance' world tour, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The inaugural race on the Las Vegas Strip Circuit last week provided plenty of thrills and spills, but as usual the Dutch master was able to negotiate the chaos and emerge triumphant.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Tips:

Charles Leclerc fastest qualifier @ 7/2

Both Aston Martins points finish @ 13/8

Alex Albon points finish @ 7/4

Setting the scene…

With Ferrari in good form and only four points behind Mercedes in the race for second behind Red Bull in the constructors' championship, there is at least something at stake. 

And with several drivers having left Vegas feeling they could have done better, everyone will be keen to end a gruelling campaign on a high note.

WhatAbu Dhabi Grand Prix
WhereYas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
When09:30 Friday, 24th November - 13:00 Sunday, 26th November 
How to watchSky Sports F1
OddsMax Verstappen 2/7, Lando Norris 12/1, Sergio Perez 14/1, Charles Leclerc 16/1, Lewis Hamilton 16/1

Charles Leclerc fastest qualifier @ 7/4

It was 12th time unlucky for Charles Leclerc in Vegas. The Ferrari speedster claimed his fifth pole position of the year, but not only did he fail to win any of those races, the Monegasque has now failed to convert any of his last 12 pole positions into a race victory.

Leclerc gave it a good go in Vegas, though, leading much of the race and launching a superb brave move on Sergio Perez on the last lap to snatch second place at the finish. Indeed, had it not been for the timing of a safety car appearance, he may well have won the race.

Victory in Abu Dhabi may be tougher. The unusually cold weather in the US helped the Ferrari keep its tyres in good shape, while keeping things cool will be more of an issue in the Middle East.

But over a single lap it is easy to make a case that the Ferrari is the car to beat at this stage of the season. 

Leclerc and Carlos Sainz were first and second in qualifying in Vegas, as well as in Mexico two races previously. The Monegasque racer also claimed pole position in Texas and second on the grid in Brazil.

Adam Scriven's Tip

Verstappen is odds-on to top qualifying for the 13th time this year, but his Brazil pole was the only time he has been in the top two in the last four races.

This circuit, whose key features are long straights and tight corners, should see the Ferraris at their best and Leclerc looks value odds at 7/2.

Both Aston Martins top-six finish @ 13/8

Aston Martin lost their way after a spectacular start to the season, but they are ending the campaign in better form.

None of the cars bear much resemblance to the machines that arrived in Bahrain for the first race in March, and the development race throughout the season is key to staying competitive.

Aston Martin seemed to pursue a wrong philosophy with regard to improving their car, but by going back to basics recently they have regained ground on the field.

Having taken six podium finishes in the first eight races of the season, Fernando Alonso managed just one more top-three in the next 11 events. However, he returned to the rostrum in Brazil with a brilliant third place.

Adam Scriven's Tip

Alonso failed to get the best out of the car in qualifying in Las Vegas, lining up ninth, and he compounded his problems by spinning at the first corner, causing a melee.

The two-time world champion recovered to finish ninth in the race, while his team-mate Lance Stroll, who started 19th after a penalty, was an excellent fifth.

Together with another fifth place in Brazil, the Canadian has recorded his best two-race stretch of the season and the green machines are worth backing at 13/8 to both finish inside the top ten again.

Alex Albon points finish @ 7/4

Williams have made a step forward this season, with Alex Albon picking up an impressive 27 points.

The Thai-British driver has been admirably consistent with seven top-ten finishes, and he has generally achieved the best the car was capable of on the weekend.

That wasn't the case in Vegas, where a mistake ten laps from the end saw him slip from ninth to 12th, but Albon should get a chance to make up for that in Abu Dhabi.

Adam Scriven's Tip

The Williams car's main weakness is a lack of aerodynamic efficiency, but with few fast corners, the Yas Marina circuit won't highlight those shortcomings.

Such tracks have generally seen Williams at their best, with Albon picking up points in Mexico, Italy and Canada on similar circuits.

He arguably should have recorded another top-ten finish in Vegas last time and is worth chancing to make amends at 7/4.

Adam Scriven's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Tips:

Charles Leclerc fastest qualifier @ 7/2

Both Aston Martins points finish @ 13/8

Alex Albon points finish @ 7/4

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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