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DRIVER OF THE DAY: Verstappen's perfect Abu Dhabi drive gets your vote

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
A perfect drive from pole to flag at Yas Marina gave Red Bull's Max Verstappen just his second victory of 2020. No wonder you gave him your seal of approval. Here’s how the voting broke down…
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AS IT HAPPENED - Lap by lap coverage of Verstappen's win in the season finale Abu Dhabi GP

Formula 1 - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 20:27
Live coverage of Sunday's Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020 at Yas Marina
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“We were still too slow” despite beating Ferraris, says Raikkonen | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 19:01
In the round-up: "We were still too slow" despite beating Ferraris, says Raikkonen • Electronic Arts makes bid for F1 game maker Codemasters • Binotto pays tribute to Vettel
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Vote for your 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend | 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 17:15
Who was the best driver during the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend? Compare how they did and vote for the best.
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2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres | 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 17:01
The lack of action in the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is summed up by the fact the top three drivers held their positions from lights to flag.
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Albon feels he has "done everything" to save Red Bull seat

Motorsport.com - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 16:58
Albon qualified fifth in Abu Dhabi, but was able to pass McLaren's Lando Norris for fourth place in the opening stint before the safety car drew him close to Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.
Although Albon could not put Hamilton under pressure initially, he was able to go on a late charge to cut the gap from nine seconds to just 1.5 seconds in the final 15 laps, crossing the line fourth.
Red Bull ...Keep reading
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Mercedes say they ran engines “as conservative as we can” due to MGU-K failures | 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 16:03
Mercedes have confirmed concerns over recent MGU-K failures led them to reduce the strain on their power units during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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Ferrari knew its worst season in 40 years would be “extremely difficult” before it began | 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 15:24
Ferrari’s sporting director Laurent Mekies says its 2020 campaign proved as “extremely difficult” as pre-season testing had suggested.
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Even fully-fit Hamilton wouldn’t have beaten “quicker” Red Bulls – Wolff | 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 13:31
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton would not have won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix even if he had been fully fit.
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Abu Dhabi GP defeat "a slap on the wrist" for Mercedes

Motorsport.com - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 12:59
Mercedes swept to a seventh consecutive set of drivers' and constructors' championships in 2020, ending the season with 13 victories from 17 races.
The team was chasing its seventh win in a row at the Yas Marina Circuit, but struggled to match Verstappen's pace in the Red Bull as he dominated the race from pole position.
Verstappen ultimately won the race by over 15 seconds as Valtteri ...Keep reading
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Defeat to Red Bull in F1 Abu Dhabi GP "a slap on the wrist" - Mercedes

Autosport - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 12:55
Toto Wolff said Mercedes' defeat to Max Verstappen in the season-ending Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix acted as "a slap on the wrist" for the team
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Vettel's final Ferrari race at F1's Abu Dhabi GP "an emotional day"

Autosport - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 12:46
Sebastian Vettel says his final Formula 1 outing for Ferrari formed an "emotional day", as the four-time world champion finished 14th in the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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Albon proud of his end to the season as Horner praises his “strongest race weekend” | 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 12:43
Alexander Albon says he can feel proud of the way he has ended his 2020 campaign after "my best weekend in terms of performance" in Abu Dhabi.
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Vettel admits Ferrari farewell an "emotional day"

Motorsport.com - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 12:42
Vettel was given a guard of honour by his Ferrari mechanics as he left his pit garage ahead of the race, which ended in disappointment for the Scuderia as both Vettel and teammate Charles Leclerc slipped back from their starting positions.
Ferrari announced back in May that Vettel would leave the team at the end of the 2020 season and he later signed a deal to replace Sergio Perez at the Racing ...Keep reading
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Kvyat: No decision from AlphaTauri on F1 future "a shame"

Motorsport.com - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 12:28
Kvyat is expected to be replaced at AlphaTauri by Red Bull and Honda junior driver Yuki Tsunoda in 2021 after the Japanese driver finished third in this year’s F2 championship.
AlphaTauri has not made any official announcement about Kvyat’s future, but the Russian driver has openly said he is already targeting a return to F1 in 2022.
Asked by Motorsport.com in the Abu Dhabi paddock if he ...Keep reading
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Kvyat: No decision from AlphaTauri on F1 future "a shame"

Autosport - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 12:20
Daniil Kvyat says he is "a free agent now" as he waits on official word from AlphaTauri about his Formula 1 future, calling the lack of news "a shame"
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Verstappen feared Imola tyre failure repeat while leading

Motorsport.com - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 12:09
Verstappen went lights-to-flag to take his second victory of the season for Red Bull, ending Mercedes' streak of victories in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that dated back to 2014.
Verstappen never came under any real pressure at the front of the pack, quickly building a lead in the opening stages before the safety car period brought forward the planned pitstop window.
He eventually crossed the ...Keep reading
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Verstappen feared Imola F1 tyre failure repeat while leading Abu Dhabi GP

Autosport - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 12:08
Max Verstappen feared a repeat of his Imola tyre failure after reporting vibrations en route to victory in the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 season finale on Sunday
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Sainz cleared of any wrongdoing when entering F1 pitlane in Abu Dhabi GP

Autosport - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 11:48
Carlos Sainz Jr has been cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation into potentially driving too slowly in the Formula 1 pitlane during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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McLaren retains third after Sainz escapes Abu Dhabi penalty

Motorsport.com - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 11:46
As cars rushed to the pits during an early race virtual safety car period caused by Sergio Perez’s Racing Point coming to a halt at the side of the track, Sainz appeared to slow before the entry.
His speed drop looked like it held up Racing Point’s Lance Stroll behind him, and could have been a tactic to avoid being delayed too much at a double stacked McLaren pitstop.
After his actions ...Keep reading
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