Abu Dhabi's race presented an additional challenge with scorching temperatures and changing winds in the Arabian Gulf. The winner was Paul Bonhomme, the Brit who took third place overall in 2014. But, as is often the case with the Red Bull Air Race, the margins were extremely tight. In second place was Australia's Matt Hall, only 0.084 seconds behind Bonhomme. "That's about the length of an airplane that separated us," a frustrated Hall said after the race.