2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Driver ratings

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Race Day - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jolyon Palmer - 17th place - 5/10

There was certainly more on offer for Palmer after an encouraging qualifying performance, but high tyre degradation proved costly. It has been a feature at times this season, and a strong start up to 11th place on the opening lap was as good as it got before Palmer faded, needing to three-stop such were his struggles. The problem was highlighted by how difficult he found it to slow the car when following Sainz closely, running into the rear of the Toro Rosso and earning himself a five-place grid penalty.