Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2018 race report

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2018 race report

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2018 race report

Although Lewis Hamilton wrapped up the drivers' championship at the Mexican Grand Prix before helping his team Mercedes complete the double in Brazil, there is still much to play for in terms of constructors' points for the chasing pack behind - certainly when millions in prize money is still at stake. "The time has come for me to move on, but I'm looking forward to ending the season - and my F1 career - on a positive note".

"I think they competitive all weekend", said the German. "My goal for the weekend is to repeat last year's result".

The session started at 5 p.m. and finished under floodlights to mirror conditions for Saturday's qualifying and Sunday's race.

Behind Hamilton, Verstappen has enjoyed the best final half of the year and could leapfrog Valtteri Bottas for a final position of fourth, behind Hamilton, Vettel and Raikkonen, if he outscores the Finn by just three points in the desert on Sunday.

That was on lap seven of 55 - nine laps earlier than Bottas' first stop - but Mercedes were covering one of their rivals potentially doing the same thing.

It was the 11th victory of the year for Hamilton, who dominated the race with a controlled drive.

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The race resumed shortly after the accident after the safety vehicle resumed order on the track.

Brown said Alonso was sure to attend some Formula One races next year and did not rule out a new role for him eventually.

The 39-year-old, joining Sauber next season, still ended third overall in the championship, two points ahead of Verstappen. "The overall ability to slide the vehicle is something I think he'll really enjoy", he said.

"I thought it would be tight but I really wanted to start on that tyre so that why I was able and happy to take that risk". "It was mostly smooth". He's won two of course with Renault, but none with McLaren or Ferrari. The Australian has had a wildly inconsistent season in winning two races and failing to finish eight because of Renault engine problems. Vettel and Michael Schumacher won the Race of Champions' Nations Cup for six successive years between 2007 and 2012. "I expect that he will work closely with our team and possibly others".

It was a relatively straightforward 60 minutes for the bulls, with Ricciardo fortunately spared more drama after the mechanical issue he had encountered in FP3.

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