Verstappen closes season with fifteenth win as Leclerc secures second in standings

Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi Terrific Prix with an untroubled, prevailing run at the front from post to hail in Recipe One’s season finale. He beat Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc into second.

Leclerc drove an unbelievable race and his group pulled off a strategic upset to seal it, guaranteeing the Monegasque driver required second in the title, denying Red Bull their most memorable drivers’ title one-two.

Red Bull’s Sergio Pérez was third, incapable to get Leclerc at the demise.

Lewis Hamilton needed to resign his vehicle with a pressure driven issue, wrapping a troublesome season up, the principal in the seven-times champion’s profession wherein he has not come out on top in a solitary race.

Verstappen’s success was a person on foot issue, he went unchallenged out front with one more presentation of full oversight and speed that has encapsulated his season, which closes with a record 15 comes out on top in from 22 races. Behind him Leclerc and Pérez were in their very own battle and accepted it to the wire as they embraced substitute techniques. Ferrari’s one-stop eventually paid off as he dealt with his elastic to the banner to seal second notwithstanding a charge from Pérez, leaving Red Bull foiled at the last.

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Leclerc and Pérez were level on focuses going into this last round and Leclerc contended energetically to beat his opponent regardless of beginning behind him on the matrix. It is the least Ferrari could have expected having begun the season so firmly yet will be of limited consolidation given Red Bull serenely got the two drivers’ and constructors’ titles. Red Bull have still yet to take a one-two in the title regardless of the predominance they partook in this year and with Sebastian Vettel taking four titles somewhere in the range of 2010 and 2014. Second is Leclerc’s best completion in the title.

For Hamilton it concludes his momentous and one of a kind record in F1 of being the main driver to have taken a triumph in each season he has contended in F1 since his presentation in 2007. It is the last disillusionment after what has been a merciless season where the uncompetitive Mercedes has not exclusively been off the speed yet a small bunch to drive and massively genuinely requesting as the bobbing and porpoising with which it languished over most of the year.

He wraps up in 6th spot, behind colleague, George Russell, who was fourth and took fifth spot in Abu Dhabi.

It is just the third time Hamilton has been outscored by a colleague, with Nico Rosberg doing as such in 2016 and Jenson Button in 2011.

The outcome additionally guaranteed Ferrari have fixed runner up in the constructors’ title beating Mercedes into third. Mercedes were 19 focuses back going into the race and conquering it was a significant ask yet the Scuderia regardless finished off with areas of strength for a. After a season flung with blunders by driver and group in activity and execution the nearby season presents an opportunity for the group to reset they severely need.

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