UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — World champion Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday.
It was Hamilton’s 11th win of the season, which he had won his sixth world title earlier, and his 84th career in his 250th race, having griped the race from start to finish, ahead of Dutch Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Locklear of the Principality.
Leclerc faces the possibility of losing his position after the jury decided to open an investigation into Ferrari’s violation of the amount of fuel in his car.
Mercedes praised the performance of his driver by Hamilton’s ring engineer Peter Bonnington, telling him, “Great driving, worthy of a world champion. It seemed like you didn’t use the throttle or even sweat.”
The hexagonal world champion responded by saying, “I can assure you, I sweat.”
Hamilton ended the season in the best possible way after adding to the 25 points awarded to the winner, the fastest lap point during the race, and approached more than the record for the largest number of victories recorded in the name of the legend of the sport category I Michael Schumacher (91).
The Mercedes driver took his tally to 413 points, 87 points ahead of fellow Finnish Valtieri Botas, who finished fourth after starting from the final position despite scoring the second fastest time in qualifying tests after changing his engine, while Verstappen secured third place with 278 points.
At the constructors’ side, the Silver Shares took their lead to 739 points, ahead of Ferrari (504) and Red Bull (417).
Behind the quartet, Ferrari’s second driver Sebastian Vettel, Alexander Albon (Red Bull), Mexican Sergio Perez (Racing Point), British Landau Norris (McLaren), Russian Daniel Kviat (Toro Rosso) and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz finished the top ten.
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