27/11/2021

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Max Verstappen wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi — Purple Bull driver Max Verstappen won the period-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in dominant model on Sunday for his 2nd victory of the period and 10th of his career.

He concluded sixteen seconds forward of Valtteri Bottas and eighteen.four clear of environment champion Lewis Hamilton as Purple Bull savored a uncommon and important results more than both equally Mercedes autos. Alexander Albon concluded a very good race for Purple Bull by finishing fourth forward of McLaren’s Lando Norris.

McLaren’s garage cheered wildly immediately after clinching 3rd place in the constructors’ championship forward of Racing Position.

The 23-calendar year-aged Verstappen had clinched a outstanding pole place on Saturday, and created a very good start off while Bottas comfortably held off Hamilton. The environment champion appeared off type and started to drift back again immediately after a couple laps, and was just about caught by Albon on the previous two laps.

The race was briefly held up when the protection vehicle came out immediately after Sergio Perez’s Racing Position pulled to the facet of the keep track of with motor failure on Lap ten. When it restarted a couple laps afterwards, Verstappen bought away from Bottas cleanly and posted the swiftest lap for the 2nd time in 15 laps.

Midway by the fifty five-lap race at the Yas Marina circuit, Verstappen appeared snug as he led Bottas by about six seconds and Hamilton by 9 and then increased the hole beneath the floodlights.

Hamilton won 11 races from the sixteen he entered but skipped previous Sunday’s Sakhir GP in Bahrain as he recovered from the coronavirus. This denied the 7-time F1 champion the opportunity to equivalent Sebastian Vettel’s single-period history of thirteen wins, set with Purple Bull in 2013.

Hamilton said on Saturday that he is nevertheless experience facet effects, which includes lessened strength stages and some excess weight decline.

Several motorists have been competing for the previous time for their groups and quite possibly in F1.

Perez drove brilliantly to earn the Sakhir GP in Bahrain previous Sunday but has no seat up coming calendar year, and his race ended in stress with his father wringing his arms as he viewed from the workforce garage. Despite 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 previous race for Ferrari observed him down in 14th. The four-time F1 champion is changing Perez at Racing Position when it becomes Aston Martin up coming calendar year.

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz Jr., who will switch Vettel at Ferrari up coming calendar year, concluded sixth, while Daniel Ricciardo — who will switch him at McLaren in 2021 — crossed seventh and clocked the swiftest lap in his previous for Renault.

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