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My Abu Dhabi GP review

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Murray Walker | 12:30 UK time, Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Abu Dhabi was a fitting end to a brilliant season. It wasn't the most exciting race - but it had plenty of drama. Lewis Hamilton was expected to dominate - but didn't. Sebastian Vettel demonstrated why he's a future world champion. And Jenson Button and Mark Webber provided a thrilling climax. Watch my review of the final grand prix of 2009.

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  • Comment number 1.

    A great review again, Murray. It's a shame that we probably won't see much of Kobayashi again, after today's news about Toyota.

    Many thanks for all your input this season, and I hope you'll be doing it again next year. In the meantime, enjoy your hibernation!

  • Comment number 2.

    Murray, you are a star, I've enjoyed all your pieces of 2009 - you are a true legend. Take care and come back refreshed next year, 'cos I reckon it's gonna be another FAN-tastic season.

  • Comment number 3.

    Great analysis as ever Murray, I've thoroughly enjoyed these this season!

    Watching Vettel on the podium their leads me to ask the question, why do drivers never sing their national anthems? Are they banned from doing so?

  • Comment number 4.

    Dear Murray and the filming team (and Jonathan Legard for filling in when Murray has been away),

    These have been brilliant previews, reviews and question and answer sessions with Murray and Jonathan throughout 2009. Thank you very much indeed.

    Let us know when you've finished hibernating Murray!

    Best wishes.

  • Comment number 5.

    All your reviews have been awesome this year Murray!

    Can't wait to hear more from you in 2010 :)

    Happy hibernating!

  • Comment number 6.

    Good work as usual, Murray. Here's hoping 2010 will be just as amazing as this year. I can't wait to see a 14 team grid with all the inevitable shocks and surprises that having four new teams will undoubtedly bring to F1.

  • Comment number 7.

    Great season's work Murray, I can't wait to hear you speak at the Oxford Union on the 18th =D

  • Comment number 8.

    while hiding away for winter can i say what a 'superlative' job you've done all season, and let me be the first to say merry christmas and a happy new year.......i know it's early but if we get that out the way we can get the new season going,

    can't wait

    would't you like to interview button as an end of season video blog for all your fans, i'd like that and i'm sure many others would

  • Comment number 9.

    Nice to see the camera man had been kept off the Red Bull for once ;-) I hope you enjoy your hibernation Murray and come back next season to share more of your wisdom.

  • Comment number 10.

    Murray, thank you so much for this seasons online previews and have enhanced the BBC coverage no end. Can't wait to hear from you again through 2010. You're a national treasure and we love ya!

  • Comment number 11.

    Is that it then?

  • Comment number 12.

    Cheers Murray! Top lad.

  • Comment number 13.

    Thankyou Murray for all your brilliant and insightful reviews and previews all the way through 2009. I've really enjoyed watching them.

    See you again in Bahrain! :)

  • Comment number 14.

    Right... here's my 10 pence' worth...
    2009 was an anomaly rules upset the barrel cart ( and let's face it - the more prominent teams performed thus...) and congrats to Button,,,a worthy champion for 2009. waters say it's back to the old guard ie. McLaren v Ferrari.
    Hamilton has had a baptism of fire this season ie. his car wasn't as good as the first 2 seasons he had in F1, yet still managed to win 2 races! that's amazing!...but...let's not forget one thing...memories are short and we always look for today, but..ALONSO IS IN A FERRARI NEXT SEASON... yes folks, love him or loath him he has the prancing horse at his beck and call and although it'll be a tall order for him to win in his first season, he almost won it at Hamilton GP, so...if we are hoping that most of the 'elite' teams are COMPETITIVE, than I have in total bias have to go for Fernando Alonso. He is better than prickly Prost and put Shuey in his place....Hamilton,Vettel and Kubica (sorry Kimi) are the only drivers that stand in his way to achieve motoring F1 immortality....
    ps...I hope Kubica is not left in the lurch if Renault decide pull out...

  • Comment number 15.

    With Renault's future now unconfirmed until later in the year, my bet is we won't hear about McLaren's 2nd driver until they say they're in or out. If they withdraw, McLaren will snap up Kubica, if they stay in Raikkonen will be confirmed.

    Just a theory, but a valid 1 I think...


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