Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Live -Max Verstappen wins season’s last race, Lewis Hamilton finishes 3rd : Red Bull driver Max Verstappen finished 16 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas and 18.4 clear of world champion Lewis Hamilton to win the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in dominant style on Sunday. This was Verstappen’s second victory of the season and the 10th of his career.
Champions Mercedes completed the podium places in a processional race with Valtteri Bottas second and seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton third. Verstappen’s success on Sunday ended a run of six successive Abu Dhabi Grand Prix wins by Mercedes.
The 23-year-old Verstappen had clinched a brilliant pole position on Saturday and made a good start while Bottas comfortably held off Hamilton. The world champion looked off form and started to drift back after a few laps, and was nearly caught by Albon on the last two laps.
Hamilton this F1 Season –
He has won 11 of 16 races, equalling his best season performance, but a 12th win of 2020 would be the icing on the cake of another stellar season that has seen Mercedes take both titles for the seventh year in a row.
He will be presented with his trophy for once again being the most superior driver on the grid, having done so in six of seven seasons during F1’s hybrid engine era.
The Briton is already the sport’s most successful driver of all time, surpassing Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s record 91 wins and equalling the German’s seven titles.