While the race for the drivers’ championship may have ended two races ago in Mexico, there is still plenty to play for at the Formula 1 season-closer in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel’s tight battle at the front of the field earlier in the year made a championship showdown in Abu Dhabi seem inevitable, only for a swing in momentum through the Asian flyaways to result in an early coronation for the Mercedes driver.
Valtteri Bottas will look to end the season on a high at the Yas Marina Circuit with a third victory, but with Hamilton hungry to cap off his title year with another victory, the Finn is unlikely to have things all his own way.
Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo also remain forces at the front of the pack for Ferrari and Red Bull, creating the possibility of a close scrap as night falls at Yas Marina.
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Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter Will Buxton providing updates and interviews throughout the race from Yas Marina.
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Juncos Racing continued to bolster its entries in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires by signing Carlos Cunha to pilot a third Juncos Pro Mazda entry for 2018. Cunha, who finished third in the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season on the back of seven podium finishes, joins Rinus VeeKay and Robert Megennis in Juncos’ Pro Mazda lineup for 2018.
Cunha previously tested with the team at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in October and joined Juncos for the Chris Griffis Memorial test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in November, testing cars for both the Pro Mazda and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires teams.
“It’s great to become a part of Juncos Racing,” said the 18-year-old Cunha. “I am really excited to start the 2018 season with Juncos Racing. This fall we did some testing together and from there I was able to see how focused everyone on the team is and I even felt like I became a part of their family in no time. I am confident we will get great results together next year and I look forward to learning and growing more with the team. It will be a huge pleasure and also a great responsibility to carry the number one on my car, thanks to (2017 Pro Mazda champion Victor Franzoni) and I hope to deliver it back to the team at the end of the year!”
Team owner Ricardo Juncos added, “We are excited to add Carlos to our Pro Mazda lineup. From the moment we started testing with him in early October, we knew he would be a great fit for our team. Carlos has been very quick in testing and even had an impressive showing in the Indy Lights car at the Chris Griffis test back in October. He had a great run this past season in the Pro Mazda series and we are confident he will carry that momentum into the 2018 season.”