Red Bull racer, Max Verstappen, won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, beating the Mercedes duo.
The final race was at the Yas Marina circuit, Sunday (13/12/2020). Verstappen, who held the pole position, immediately shot from the first lap and defended his place from the competitors.
Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas had difficulty starting even though he began from the second position. As a result, Lewis Hamilton was able to approach him. The virtual safety car came out on lap ten after Sergio Perez suffered a car breakdown.
The races are relatively unremarkable, considering there is nothing else to be contested here. Verstappen was 7.8 seconds ahead of Bottas when entering lap 41 – then Hamilton was four seconds away from second place.
Until the end of the race, Verstappen remained the first racer to cross the finish line, followed by Bottas and Hamilton. Complementing the top five are Alexander Albon and Lando Norris.
In sixth to tenth positions are Carlos Sainz Jr, Daniel Ricciardo, Pierre Gasly, Esteban Ocon, and Lance Stroll. Sebastian Vettel’s last race with Ferrari ended less sweetly because he only finished 14th, under Charles Leclerc.
Unfortunately, Max Verstappen’s victory failed to bring him to finish runner-up in the riders’ standings because he had to settle for third with 214 points. In second place is Bottas with 223 points while Hamilton is in first place with 347 points.
In the constructors’ standings, Red Bull Honda finished runner-up with 319 points, followed by McLaren Renault with 202 points. Ferrari only finished sixth behind Racing Point Mercedes and Renault.
After going through 17 races and 12 countries, F1 2020 is finally over. See you in 2021!
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Results