Abu Dhabi GP Highlights: Max Verstappen WINS Abu Dhabi GP for 15th Race win, Leclerc & Perez finish on PODIUM as Vettel ends F1 career at 10th: Watch Highlights

Abu Dhabi GP Highlights: Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel bid goodbye to F1 career with a 10th-place finish. But it was Max…

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Abu Dhabi GP Highlights: Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel bid goodbye to F1 career with a 10th-place finish. But it was Max Verstappen who set the benchmark with 15 wins in 2022. He also made a hat-trick of wins in Abu Dhabi. As for the runners-up race, Charles Leclerc pipped Sergio Perez for the 2nd spot and bag the 2nd place in drivers’ world championships. Lewis Hamilton had his first retirement of 2022 due to mechanical issues. Watch Formula 1 Highlights with InsideSport.IN

Perez and Leclerc came to Abu Dhabi GP tied on points for 2nd place in the drivers’ championship. They produced a nailbiting battle on Sunday. Perez pitted early for both of his stops, while Leclerc reacted by extending his second stint and ensuring a one-stop strategy. The Red Bull driver closed in on the Ferrari with four laps remaining but couldn’t make his way past for P2, and therefore finished third and fell to third in the championship behind Leclerc.

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Carlos Sainz finished fourth for Ferrari as Lewis Hamilton – who sparred with the Spaniard earlier on but was forced to return P4 to the Ferrari having gone wide at Turn 6 on Lap 1 – attempted a one-stop strategy but retired in the pits three laps from the end. That left Russell a lonely fifth for Mercedes.

Hamilton’s retirement promoted Lando Norris to sixth for McLaren, while Esteban Ocon was P7 for Alpine, who finished fourth in the constructors’ standings despite Fernando Alonso’s DNF in his last race for Alpine. Lance Stroll’s two-stop strategy saw him finish eighth.

Daniel Ricciardo’s one-stop strategy saw him finish ninth and just six-tenths ahead of retiree Sebastian Vettel, who couldn’t make it past the McLaren and took a single point to leave Aston Martin level on points with Alfa Romeo but behind the Sauber-run team in the standings.

Yuki Tsunoda missed out on points with a final stint on softs failing to pay off, while Alex Albon enjoyed a solid start and took P12 ahead of Zhou Guanyu and one-stopper Pierre Gasly – who began the race on softs.

Valtteri Bottas finished 15th ahead of Mick Schumacher, who finished 16th in his last appearance for Haas after taking a five-second penalty for clattering into Nicholas Latifi (who later retired). Kevin Magnussen was 17th as his one-stop strategy failed to pay off.

Verstappen, Leclerc, Perez and Vettel capped off Sunday’s race with some celebratory donuts as the 2022 Formula 1 season came to a close in Abu Dhabi – and the four-time champion bowed out of F1 with style.

Abu Dhabi GP Highlights: Max Verstappen WINS Abu Dhabi GP for 15th Race win, Leclerc & Perez finish on PODIUM as Vettel ends F1 career at 10th: Watch Highlights

Abu Dhabi GP Results:

POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS TIME/RETIRED PTS
1 1 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING RBPT 58 1:27:45.914 0
2 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 58 +8.771s 0
3 11 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING RBPT 58 +10.093s 0
4 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 58 +24.892s 0
5 63 George Russell MERCEDES 58 +35.888s 0
6 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 58 +56.234s 0
7 31 Esteban Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 58 +57.240s 0
8 18 Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 58 +76.931s 0
9 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 58 +83.268s 0
10 5 Sebastian Vettel ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 58 +83.898s 0
11 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI RBPT 58 +89.371s 0
12 24 Zhou Guanyu ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 57 +1 lap 0
13 23 Alexander Albon WILLIAMS MERCEDES 57 +1 lap 0
14 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI RBPT 57 +1 lap 0
15 77 Valtteri Bottas ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 57 +1 lap 0
16 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 57 +1 lap 0
17 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 57 +1 lap 0
18 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 55 DNF 0
19 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 55 DNF 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 27 DNF 0

 

Drivers’ Championships standings

POS DRIVER NATIONALITY CAR PTS
1 Max Verstappen NED RED BULL RACING RBPT 454
2 Charles Leclerc MON FERRARI 308
3 Sergio Perez MEX RED BULL RACING RBPT 305
4 George Russell GBR MERCEDES 275
5 Carlos Sainz ESP FERRARI 246
6 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES 240
7 Lando Norris GBR MCLAREN MERCEDES 122
8 Esteban Ocon FRA ALPINE RENAULT 92
9 Fernando Alonso ESP ALPINE RENAULT 81
10 Valtteri Bottas FIN ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 49
11 Sebastian Vettel GER ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 37
12 Daniel Ricciardo AUS MCLAREN MERCEDES 37
13 Kevin Magnussen DEN HAAS FERRARI 25
14 Pierre Gasly FRA ALPHATAURI RBPT 23
15 Lance Stroll CAN ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 18
16 Mick Schumacher GER HAAS FERRARI 12
17 Yuki Tsunoda JPN ALPHATAURI RBPT 12
18 Zhou Guanyu CHN ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 6
19 Alexander Albon THA WILLIAMS MERCEDES 4
20 Nicholas Latifi CAN WILLIAMS MERCEDES 2
21 Nyck De Vries NED WILLIAMS MERCEDES 2
22 Nico Hulkenberg GER ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 0

 

Constructors’ Standings:

POS TEAM PTS
1 RED BULL RACING RBPT 759
2 FERRARI 554
3 MERCEDES 515
4 ALPINE RENAULT 173
5 MCLAREN MERCEDES 159
6 ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 55
7 ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 55
8 HAAS FERRARI 37
9 ALPHATAURI RBPT 35
10 WILLIAMS MERCEDES 8

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