Abu Dhabi GP Results & Highlights

Abu Dhabi GP Results & Highlights: Max Verstappen Drives A Flawless Race To Finish The Season On A High

Max Verstappen wrapped  the final race of the year by winning Abu Dhabi GP. Verstappen drove an excellent race and was in cruise control of the race right from the beginning. Bottas finished second followed by champion Lewis Hamilton. Bottas finishes second in the drivers standings with Max taking the 3rd place. Sergio Perez whose race ended early today took the 4th spot in drivers’ standings as Ricciardo finished 7th today’s race. Ricciardo takes the 5th spot in the drivers standings.

McLaren takes the third place in the constructors championship by defeating racing point. Racing Point were able to outscore Renault as they keep the 4th place and Renault the 5th

Abu Dhabi GP Results

POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS TIME/RETIRED PTS
1 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 55 1:36:28.645 0
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 55 +15.976s 0
3 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 55 +18.415s 0
4 23 Alexander Albon RED BULL RACING HONDA 55 +19.987s 0
5 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN RENAULT 55 +60.729s 0
6 55 Carlos Sainz MCLAREN RENAULT 55 +65.662s 0
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo RENAULT 55 +73.748s 0
8 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 55 +89.718s 0
9 31 Esteban Ocon RENAULT 55 +101.069s 0
10 18 Lance Stroll RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 55 +102.738s 0
11 26 Daniil Kvyat ALPHATAURI HONDA 54 +1 lap 0
12 7 Kimi Räikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 54 +1 lap 0
13 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 54 +1 lap 0
14 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 54 +1 lap 0
15 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 54 +1 lap 0
16 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 54 +1 lap 0
17 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 54 +1 lap 0
18 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 54 +1 lap 0
19 51 Pietro Fittipaldi HAAS FERRARI 53 +2 laps 0
NC 11 Sergio Perez RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 8 DNF 0

Drivers Quote After Abu Dhabi GP

LEWIS: “Considering the past couple of weeks I’ve had, I’m generally happy with how the weekend went, maybe not as good as perhaps what we would have liked, but congratulations to Max”

VALTTERI: “Red Bull were too quick today. We thought our race pace would be identical. I was trying everything I could but I couldn’t keep up with [Max]. I feel like it was a solid race for me today”

Drivers’ Standings for Season 2020

POS DRIVER NATIONALITY CAR PTS
1 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES 347
2 Valtteri Bottas FIN MERCEDES 223
3 Max Verstappen NED RED BULL RACING HONDA 214
4 Sergio Perez MEX RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 125
5 Daniel Ricciardo AUS RENAULT 119
6 Carlos Sainz ESP MCLAREN RENAULT 105
7 Alexander Albon THA RED BULL RACING HONDA 105
8 Charles Leclerc MON FERRARI 98
9 Lando Norris GBR MCLAREN RENAULT 97
10 Pierre Gasly FRA ALPHATAURI HONDA 75
11 Lance Stroll CAN RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 75
12 Esteban Ocon FRA RENAULT 62
13 Sebastian Vettel GER FERRARI 33
14 Daniil Kvyat RUS ALPHATAURI HONDA 32
15 Nico Hulkenberg GER RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 10
16 Kimi Räikkönen FIN ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 4
17 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 4
18 George Russell GBR WILLIAMS MERCEDES 3
19 Romain Grosjean FRA HAAS FERRARI 2
20 Kevin Magnussen DEN HAAS FERRARI 1
21 Nicholas Latifi CAN WILLIAMS MERCEDES 0
22 Jack Aitken GBR WILLIAMS MERCEDES 0
23 Pietro Fittipaldi BRA HAAS FERRARI 0

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Lap 55/55

Max Verstappen wins the race, with Bottas & Hamilton

  1. Verstappen
  2. Bottas
  3. Hamilton
  4. Albon
  5. Norris
  6. Sainz
  7. Ricciardo
  8. Gasly
  9. Ocon
  10. Stroll

Lap 53/55

2 laps to go, no challenge from Mercedes, and top 5 intact, if nothing dramatic happens Max will win it.

  1. Verstappen
  2. Bottas
  3. Hamilton
  4. Albon
  5. Norris

Lap 50/55

5 laps to go, no challenge from Mercedes, as continues to increase the lead, the gap to Bottas has gone up to 11.636 seconds

  1. Verstappen
  2. Bottas
  3. Hamilton
  4. Albon
  5. Norris

Lap 45/55

  1. Verstappen
  2. Bottas
  3. Hamilton
  4. Albon
  5. Norris
  • Daniel Ricciardo pits and comes out behind both McLaren at 7th place
  • The tyre management maybe cause issue

Lap 40/55

So far Mercedes has no answer to Verstappen pace as he sets yet another fastest lap.

  1. Verstappen
  2. Bottas
  3. Hamilton
  4. Albon
  5. Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo yet to pit we might see some drama late in the race

Lap 35/55

Max has the lead up to 8th seconds

  1. Verstappen
  2. Bottas
  3. Hamilton
  4. Albon
  5. Ricciardo

Gasly has now gone ahead of Vettel and currently in 8th position.

Lap 30/55

Max put in yet another hot lap to increase his lead on Mercedes, now he leads Bottas with 7.132 seconds

  1. Verstappen
  2. Bottas
  3. Hamilton
  4. Albon
  5. Ricciardo

Gasly made his move on Stroll, and gained the 9th spot.

Lap 25/55

Max has increased the gap on Mercedes, he is 4.803 seconds away from Bottas, as he clicks the fastest lap

  1. Verstappen
  2. Bottas
  3. Hamilton
  4. Albon
  5. Ricciardo

Lap 20/55

  • Mercedes unable to challenge Max Verstappen
  • Ferrari decided not to pit during safety car
  • Vettel ahead of Leclerc they currently 8th & 9th
  • Sainz running 7th currently
  • Carlos Sainz get past both the Ferrari

Lap 14/55

  • Safety car gone and race restarted.
  • Hamilton reporting balance issue
  • The safety car is on and there was a rush in pit lane
  • New Top 5: Verstappen, Bottas, Hamilton Albon & Daniel Ricciardo

Lap 10/55

  • Construction championship P3 fight
  • McLaren  current position Norris 5, Sainz 6
  • Renault Ricciardo 10 & Ocon 11
  • Racing Point Stroll 7 & Sergio Perez retired

Lap 07/55

  • Max Verstappen is divining well and has gain a comfortable lead
  • New top 5 Verstappen, Bottas, Hamilton, Albon & Norris
  • Norris tried to fight but in vain.
  • Alex Albon made a nice move on Norris to claim fourth spot

Lap 01/55

  • No real drama in the opening lap
  • Top 5 remains intact
  • Verstappen, Bottas, Hamilton, Norris & Albon

 

 

 

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