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  • Verstappen wins

  • Last race of the season

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Bottas and Hamilton provide some entertainment on the straight.

BONO MY TIRES

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Avatar Author Mattzel89 Moment of places 14: 54 - December 13, 2020

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Just 5⃣ laps to go!

😱 @ Max33Verstappen #AbuDhabiGP #PoweredByHonda

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Avatar Author Honda Racing F1 Moment of places 14: 42 - December 13, 2020

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FINISH

- Stroll is still outwitted by Ocon in the last round.

Partly because of this, McLaren seems to be sure of third place.

The top ten:



  • Verstappen

  • Bottas

  • Hamilton

  • Albon

  • Norris

  • Sainz

  • Ricciardo

  • Gasly

  • Ocon

  • Stroll

  • Kvyat

  • Räikkönen

  • Leclerc

  • Vettel 

  • Russell

  • Giovinazzi

  • Latifi

  • Magnussen

  • Fittipaldi

  • - Pérez

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    FINISH - Max Verstappen takes victory at the end of the season in Abu Dhabi!

    Valtteri Bottas finishes second and Lewis Hamilton completes the podium.

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    1 more round

    - The last round of this Formula 1 season is running.

    Max Verstappen is going to win today.

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    1 more lap

     - Albon is almost within DRS distance of Hamilton, but his advance seems to be coming too late.

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    3 more laps

    - Albon (fourth) suddenly comes very quickly towards the tail of Hamilton.

    In the last lap he took a second back.

    The difference between the Mercedes and the Red Bull is still two seconds.

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    4 more laps

    - With the current standings, McLaren secures third place in the constructors' championship.

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    Just 5⃣ laps to go!

    😱 @ Max33Verstappen #AbuDhabiGP #PoweredByHonda

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    Avatar Author Honda Racing F1 Moment of places 14: 42 - December 13, 2020

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    The Red Bull mechanics are anxiously watching the final race of this Formula 1 season.

    Watching those last laps of 2020 .. 👀 # F1 #MaxVerstappen #AbuDhabiGP

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    Avatar Author # AbuDhabiGPMoment of places14: 42 - December 13, 2020

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    6 more laps

    - There are no more complaints about the tires, so the drivers will not make a pit stop.

    Verstappen really seems on his way to his second victory of the season and his tenth victory of his career.

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    7 more laps

    - "You can turn the engine back a bit if you have to", says Verstappen, who is twelve seconds ahead of Bottas, over the on-board radio.

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    8 more laps

    - The difference between Hamilton and Bottas is about two seconds.

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    9 more laps

    - Now Hamilton is a bit slower than Bottas again.

    Verstappen benefits from the front and is a second faster than the Merceds drivers.



  • Verstappen 1.41.3

  • Bottas 1.42.2

  • Hamilton 1.42.4

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    10 more laps

    - Hamilton is rapidly closing the gap to Bottas.

    The Briton is almost a second faster than his teammate on the last lap.

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    Since Mercedes shouted 'everything you got' to Bottas, the gap has only grown.

    # F1

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    Avatar Author Joost Nederpelt Moment of places 14: 31 - 13 December 2020

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    13 more laps

    - There is nothing wrong with the lap times of Verstappen, who is about ten seconds ahead of Bottas.

    He clocked a 1.41.5, while Bottas does not get further than 1.42.3.

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    12 more laps

    - Verstappen is concerned about big vibrations.

    "Did you see that?" He asks his team, which answers in the affirmative.

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    13 more laps

    - At Mercedes, they have not yet given up hope of victory.

    "Give everything you have", the Finn is told over the on-board radio.

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    Is Verstappen on his way to his second win of the season?

    He is eight seconds ahead of Bottas.

    The gaps remain consistent with Max P1 and Alex P4 as we race towards the end of the season 🏁 #AbuDhabiGP 🇦🇪 # F1

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    Avatar Author Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Moment of places 14: 22 - 13 December 2020

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    15 more rounds

    - Ricciardo comes in after 39 rounds on the hard tire.

    The drivers from the top three will have to endure 44 laps hard to finish the race.

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    16 more laps

    - Pitstop Daniel Ricciardo.

    The Australian comes in after 39 laps on the hard tire and switches to the medium.

    He falls back to seventh place.

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    16 more rounds

    - Again the score:



  • Verstappen

  • Bottas

  • Hamilton

  • Albon

  • Ricciardo

  • Norris

  • Sainz

  • Gasly

  • Stroll

  • Ocon

  • Kvyat

  • Räikkönen

  • Leclerc

  • Russell

  • Vettel

  • Giovinazzi

  • Latifi

  • Magnussen

  • Fittipaldi

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    18 more laps

    - Ricciardo (fifth) has already driven 38 laps on the hard tire.

    The drivers from the top three will have to drive 44 laps on the hard tire to reach the finish.

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    18 more rounds

    - Hamilton reports that he has a flat spot.

    Will the Briton come in again, riding in third place?

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    20 more laps

    - Stroll (ninth) has to fight forward to help Racing Point to third place in the constructors' championship.

    The Mercedes driver does not succeed in this yet and is somewhat stuck.

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    If the drivers make an extra stop, then there will be different strategies.

    Verstappen only has new soft tires left, while the Mercedes will switch to medium rubber.

    All that's left.

    🍩 #AbuDhabiGP # Fit4F1

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    Avatar Author Pirelli Motorsport Moment of places 08:58 - 13 December 2020

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    24 more laps

    - The past lap times of the drivers from the top three:



  • Verstappen 1.41.281

  • Bottas 1,41,361

  • Hamilton 1,41,993

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    26 more laps

    - Stroll is preparing for an overtaking action at Vettel, but is surprised by Gasly!

    The Frenchman overtakes the Canadian, with which Racing Point again loses expensive points for the constructors' championship.

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    It looks good for Red Bull Racing.

    About half race distance in the #AbuDhabiGP 🇦🇪 @ Max33Verstappen holds onto the lead with @alex_albon racing in P4!

    👊 #ChargeOn 🤘

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    Avatar Author Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Moment of places 14: 04 - December 13, 2020

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    28 more laps

    - Verstappen's lead increases to about seven seconds.

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    29 more rounds

    - Carlos Sainz's result will be subject to change soon.

    The Spaniard is said to have driven too soft in the pits and the race management will investigate after the race.

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    30 more laps

    - Hamilton also expects to have to make another pit stop.

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    31 more laps

    - Verstappen does not count himself rich yet.

    "It will be difficult for us, but also for the rest, to reach the finish on these tires."

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    32 more laps

    - Hamilton (third) wonders out loud what is going on with Bottas' speed.

    "We haven't heard about that," said engineer Peter Bonnington.

    The difference between Bottas and Hamilton is 2.5 seconds.

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    33 more rounds -

    It is not the most exciting game of this exciting season.

    Leader Verstappen will be a concern, because he is five seconds ahead of Bottas.

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    34 more laps

    - Leclerc is passed on all sides and falls back to eleventh place.

    "We will lose many more places if we only make a pit stop in five laps," the Monegask reports over the on-board radio.

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    36 more laps

    - Verstappen controls the race in the front.

    The Limburger has 3.6 seconds ahead of Bottas.

    The score:



  • Verstappen

  • Bottas +3.6

  • Hamilton +1.6

  • Albon +4.3

  • Ricciardo +7.0

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    37 more laps

    - Stroll outdoes Leclerc and climbs to ninth place.

    With that he is doing good business for the constructors' championship.

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    38 more laps

    - With Norris in sixth place, Sainz in seventh place and Stroll in place ten, McLaren is virtually third in the constructors' championship with a difference of three points at Racing Point.

    Stroll will have to take the points for that team now that Pérez has disappeared.

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    40 more rounds

    - Verstappen has succeeded in his mission to keep Bottas out of attack distance.

    Bottas can use his DRS again, but then he must be within one second of the Dutchman.

    The difference between the two drivers is 2.6 seconds.

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    The safety car is in and we're racing once again!

    😬 Max holds P1 with Alex in P4 behind the two Mercs 👊 #AbuDhabiGP 🇦🇪 # F1

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    Avatar Author Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Moment of places 13: 40 - December 13, 2020

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    41 more laps

    - Hamilton (third) is closer to Bottas (second), than Bottas is to leader Verstappen.

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    42 more laps

    - Verstappen immediately clocked the fastest race

    lap

    on the hard tire.

    With 1.40.958, the Dutchman is 6 tenths faster than Bottas.

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