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PADDOCK PASS: We round up the drivers’ reactions as the 2020 season draws to a close

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
After an intense 2020 season, get all the reaction from the drivers in the final Paddock Pass of the year.
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What the teams said – Race day in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
The drivers and teams report back on all the action from the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020 from the Yas Marina Circuit...
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‘I will miss them’ – Vettel says forgettable final race for Ferrari made memorable by farewell gestures from the team

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari swansong didn’t go as he might have hoped, as the four time world champion could finish no better than 13th in his final race with the team. But the Aston Martin-bound Vettel said the farewell gestures from his Scuderia team mates made it an “emotional” day in Abu Dhabi.
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FIA post-race press conference - Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
1. Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull), 2. Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), 3. Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
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'Bromance' with Sainz key to McLaren winning fight for P3 in constructors' standings, says Norris

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
Lando Norris reckons his bromance with team mate Carlos Sainz was one of the most important contributing factors to McLaren achieving their best constructors’ championship finish since 2012 as they beat Racing Point to the coveted P3 spot.
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Ricciardo ‘proud’ of final year with Renault as team claim fifth in constructors’ in season finale

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
Daniel Ricciardo capped off a two-year stint with Renault with a strong drive to seventh place in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, even taking a final fastest lap bonus point of the year to sign off his time with the team he joined back in 2019 in style.
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Hamilton hoping to begin Mercedes contract talks ‘this week’ with aim of getting deal ‘tied up by Christmas’

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
It’s always felt like a matter of when and not if Lewis Hamilton will sign a new contract with Mercedes, but with time ebbing away this year and then the Briton contracting Covid-19, we wondered when it might get done.
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Red Bull's 'surprisingly quick' Abu Dhabi pace will provide motivation for Mercedes over winter, says Bottas

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
Valtteri Bottas took solace in beating his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton for just the fourth time this year in the season finale in Abu Dhabi, but the Finn was more concerned that the winning Red Bull of Max Verstappen was “surprisingly quick” as Yas Marina, saying their form would provide extra motivation for the Silver Arrows over the winter.
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Verstappen calls on Red Bull to be ‘stronger at the beginning of the season’ in 2021 after Abu Dhabi win

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
Max Verstappen may have won the final race of the 2020 season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but even as the fizzy rose water was still drying on his overalls, the Dutchman was turning his attention to 2021 as he issued a rallying cry to Red Bull to hit the ground running next season.
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Abu Dhabi GP Facts & Stats: Mercedes fail to lead a lap for first time in 40 races

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
This season may have been all about Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, but its finale was all about Max Verstappen and Red Bull. Here’s our round-up of the numbers that matter.
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HIGHLIGHTS: Watch all the action as Verstappen takes victory in final race of 2020 in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
Champions Mercedes couldn't sign off the year with a win, as Max Verstappen led from pole to flag to seal only his second victory of the season in a textbook drive for Red Bull.
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MUST-SEE: Vettel serenades Ferrari with Italian song after final race with team

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
After six seasons, 118 races, 55 podiums, 14 wins and 12 pole positions, Sebastian Vettel’s time with Ferrari has come to an end. And what better way to thank his team than with a singalong in Italian? Vettel could only manage a disappointing 14th place finish in his final race in red, but he still ensured himself of a memorable departure…
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'I don't think I've ever been so blown' says Covid-hit Hamilton after finishing P3 in season finale

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
Lewis Hamilton made it a seventh-straight podium in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday but said the effects of Covid-19 made his race a physically gruelling challenge as he finished third at Yas Marina for the first time in his Formula 1 career.
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Dominant Verstappen comfortably holds off Mercedes to seal victory in Abu Dhabi season finale

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
An imperious display from Max Verstappen saw him breeze to his second victory of 2020 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale, leading home the Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, who had no answer to the Red Bull’s pace around the Yas Marina Circuit.
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McLaren sell 'significant minority' stake in Formula 1 operation in £185m deal

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
McLaren have sold a “significant minority” stake in the Formula 1 operation to a United States-based sports investment group in a bid to strengthen the racing team’s long-term future…
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MUST-SEE: F1 drivers react to their hilarious 2020 pre-season predictions

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
Watch as F1's drivers find out how good they are at fortune-telling, as their pre-season predictions are revealed ahead of the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Who got it right and whose predictions were, how shall we put it, wide of the mark?
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Wolff closes off Russell speculation by confirming Bottas is ‘going to be in our car’ in 2021

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
George Russell’s spectacular maiden outing for Mercedes in Sakhir, as a stand-in for Lewis Hamilton, had led people to speculate as to whether the British youngster might be fast-tracked into the Silver Arrows line-up 2021...
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Silverstone renames pit straight in honour of seven-time champion Hamilton

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone a record seven times, and now the circuit is honouring their home hero by renaming the pit straight in his honour.
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