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Max Verstappen closed out his 2020 FIA System One World Championship campaign accepted with a commanding light as to flag victory on the Abu Dhabi Enormous Prix, with the Crimson Bull driver finishing better than 10 seconds sure of Mercedes Valtteri Bottas. The Finn’s group-mate Lewis Hamilton used to be third. When the lights went out on the initiate, Verstappen made a exact getaway and with ease took the lead forward of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas with Lewis Hamilton third. 

The teach modified even supposing on lap six when, with the support of DRS, Crimson Bull’s Alex Albon handed McLaren’s Lando Norris to yell fourth self-discipline. Within the intervening time, on the entrance of the self-discipline, Verstappen used to be overjoyed within the lead, 2.6s sure of Bottas with Hamilton a extra 3.5s extra support. Albon held fourth forward of McLaren’s Norris and Carlos Sainz.

The lumber used to be reset on lap 10, on the opposite hand. Sergio Pérez pulled over on the facet of the music between Turns 18 and 19 with a energy unit arena. An preliminary VSC grew to turn out to be a paunchy Security Automobile as marshals struggled to obtain higher Pérez’s vehicle and for the length of the warning the main drivers all pitted to capture on laborious tyres.

Verstappen rejoined within the lead forward of Bottas, Hamilton and Albon however the pit stops vaulted laborious-tyre starter Daniel Ricciardo to fifth forward of Norris, even supposing the Australian would must pit later within the lumber. 

As the lumber went edged past one-third distance the teach began to determine on as Verstappen every other time eked out a gap. By lap 20 he used to be 3.4s forward of Bottas, with Hamilton two seconds extra support. Albon used to be now 4.2s slack the seven-time champion but even supposing he used to be losing flooring to the Mercedes he used to be progressively pulling some distance from Ricciardo who used to be six seconds slack the Thai driver. 

Verstappen even supposing continued to blueprint his comfort zone and by lap 32 he used to be 7.5 seconds sure of the lead Mercedes, with Hamilton also overjoyed in third, six seconds forward of Albon.

At the discontinuance of lap 39 Ricciardo used to be the final to shed his starting laborious tyres and after taking up medium tyres he rejoined in P7, slack the McLarens of Norris and Sainz. 

Verstappen used to be now totally dominant on the head of the self-discipline. On lap 48 he used to be 12 seconds sure of Bottas and telling his group on the radio that they’ll turn his engine down if required. 

And seven laps later Verstappen eased across the toll road to capture his and red Bull’s 2d protect terminate of the Twelve months after early-season victory on the 70th Anniversary Enormous Prix.

Bottas settled for 2d self-discipline quite of below 10 seconds slack Verstappen as the lumber winner throttled support within the closing stages. Hamilton claimed the final podium self-discipline forward of Albon. 

Fifth self-discipline for McLaren’s Lando Norris and sixth for group-mate Carlos Sainz handed the Renault-powered group third self-discipline within the Constructors’ Championship forward of Racing Level, for whom Lance Stroll used to be tenth on the night. Ricciardo took seventh forward of Gasly and the 2d Renault of Estaban Ocon. 

 

2020 FIA System 1 Abu Dhabi Enormous Prix – Escape

1 Max Verstappen Crimson Bull/Honda 55 1: 36’28.645

2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 55 1: 36’44.621 15.976

3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 55 1: 36’47.060 18.415

4 Alexander Albon Crimson Bull/Honda 55 1: 36’48.632 19.987

5 Lando Norris McLaren/Renault 55 1: 37’29.374 1’00.729

6 Carlos Sainz McLaren/Renault 55 1: 37’34.307 1’05.662

7 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 55 1: 37’42.393 1’13.748

8 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda 55 1: 37’58.363 1’29.718

9 Esteban Ocon Renault 55 1: 38’09.714 1’41.069

10 Lance Stroll Racing Level/Mercedes 55 1: 38’11.383 1’42.738

11 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri/Honda 54 1: 36’31.445 1 Lap

12 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 54 1: 36’34.174 1 Lap

13 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 54 1: 36’42.721 1 Lap

14 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 54 1: 36’51.876 1 Lap

15 George Russell Williams/Mercedes 54 1: 37’01.030 1 Lap

16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 54 1: 37’02.381 1 Lap

17 Nicholas Latifi Williams/Mercedes 54 1: 37’11.562 1 Lap

18 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 54 1: 38’00.387 1 Lap

19 Pietro Fittipaldi Haas/Ferrari 53 1: 36’38.988 2 Laps

     Sergio Pérez Racing Level/Mercedes 8 14’13.035 Transmission


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