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December 2, 2015 @ 4:10 pm

Abu Dhabi 2015

Nico Rosberg might have won, but it was Sergio Perez who the team was waxing lyrical about following the season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Chris Balfe, Max Noble and Mat Coch are back in the Pitpass studio dissecting the race and not getting distracted by the prospect of driverless motor racing in future at all. Okay, maybe for a bit, but barely more than five minutes as they salivate as the prospect of engineers with thick glasses and laptops slaving away over line after line of computer code.

Kicking off the show, the trio look at the situation at Mercedes as tension mounts between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg before moving seamlessly onto the impressive Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari goes from strength to strength. Just a shame the season is over.

With little to talk about on track, attention instead turns to the 2017 regulations and the fears over where it's taking the sport. It might not be Formula Robert, as Noble brands the driverless racing series that will support Formula E next season, but it may as well be. Mechanical grip is the key, they decide, in a move that will almost certainly be voted against at the next meeting of the F1 commission.

After a season of honourable mentions, Max Verstappen ends the year with a dishonourable mentioned after a calamitous weekend. Still, it's more than Nico Hulkenberg receives as the German sits quietly in the shadow of his teammate. Even Coch has to finally accept that fact.

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