Five years after he clinched the first of his four consecutive Formula 1 World Championship titles in dramatic circumstances at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi sets the scene for Sebastian Vettel to bring his long and successful tenure with Red Bull Racing to a close.

Though he hasn't been officially announced with Ferrari as yet, this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will certainly mark his final appearance in Red Bull colours, ending a relationship that has spanned seven seasons (including Scuderia Toro Rosso).

In that time, the German driver has accumulated 39 wins, 45 pole positions, 66 podiums and four world titles.

Having won his first world championship crown in 2010 during a remarkable final race showdown that saw him overhaul Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber, Vettel admits he will be emotional when the chequered flag drops come Sunday.

"I personally have very special memories of the Abu Dhabi circuit and race; it was here in 2010 that I became World Champion for the first time in my favourite F1 car, the RB6. That was a weekend I will never forget and this year the race will mark another big moment in my career; my last race with Infiniti Red Bull Racing. Of course it will be an emotional weekend as we have great memories together, but I'll enjoy the weekend with the team and with a bit of luck maybe we'll get a final podium.

"I will arrive a bit earlier for the weekend as we have a show run with Infiniti in Dubai on Wednesday, which gives me a bit longer to enjoy the sunshine and warmth before we go back to winter in Europe."

Vettel is almost certainly set to join Ferrari in 2015 in place of McLaren-bound Alonso, with his place in Red Bull Racing being assumed by Daniil Kvyat.

In what has been a tough season for Vettel, he comes to Abu Dhabi embroiled in a battle for fourth overall, with just four points covering himself, Alonso and Valtteri Bottas.


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