February 23, 2024

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Max Verstappen wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi — Pink Bull driver Max Verstappen received the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in dominant model on Sunday for his second victory of the season and tenth of his occupation.

He finished sixteen seconds in advance of Valtteri Bottas and eighteen.four obvious of earth winner Lewis Hamilton as Pink Bull appreciated a unusual and major results more than both of those Mercedes cars and trucks. Alexander Albon finished a very good race for Pink Bull by finishing fourth in advance of McLaren’s Lando Norris.

McLaren’s garage cheered wildly immediately after clinching 3rd location in the constructors’ championship in advance of Racing Issue.

The 23-year-outdated Verstappen had clinched a amazing pole placement on Saturday, and manufactured a very good get started while Bottas comfortably held off Hamilton. The earth winner looked off form and started off to drift back immediately after a several laps, and was just about caught by Albon on the final two laps.

The race was briefly held up when the protection car came out immediately after Sergio Perez’s Racing Issue pulled to the side of the observe with engine failure on Lap 10. When it restarted a several laps afterwards, Verstappen bought absent from Bottas cleanly and posted the quickest lap for the second time in fifteen laps.

Midway as a result of the fifty five-lap race at the Yas Marina circuit, Verstappen looked comfy as he led Bottas by about six seconds and Hamilton by 9 and then amplified the gap underneath the floodlights.

Hamilton received 11 races from the sixteen he entered but missed final Sunday’s Sakhir GP in Bahrain as he recovered from the coronavirus. This denied the seven-time F1 winner the possibility to equivalent Sebastian Vettel’s one-season document of thirteen wins, set with Pink Bull in 2013.

Hamilton mentioned on Saturday that he is even now sensation side consequences, which includes lessened power stages and some weight loss.

Numerous drivers ended up competing for the final time for their groups and quite possibly in F1.

Perez drove brilliantly to gain the Sakhir GP in Bahrain final Sunday but has no seat next year, and his race finished in annoyance with his father wringing his palms as he watched from the group garage. Even with the disappointing end, he secured fourth in the drivers’ championship.

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen is also out of F1 now and the Dane was 18th.

Vettel’s final race for Ferrari observed him down in 14th. The 4-time F1 winner is replacing Perez at Racing Issue when it gets to be Aston Martin next year.

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz Jr., who will swap Vettel at Ferrari next year, finished sixth, while Daniel Ricciardo — who will swap him at McLaren in 2021 — crossed seventh and clocked the quickest lap in his final for Renault.

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