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2020 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race results

Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final round of the Formula 1 World Championship, for Red Bull as he stayed out of reach of Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton was returning to the sport after missing the previous weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for COVID-19.

From his first pole position of 2020, Verstappen aced the start to lead Bottas – who had a big slide on the exit of the first corner – and Hamilton. Verstappen quickly pulled clear of DRS range, while his teammate Alex Albon hounded Lando Norris’s McLaren for fourth.

Albon moved ahead on Lap 6, but was already 5s shy of third-placed Hamilton. Last weekend’s winner Sergio Perez was the race’s first (and only) retirement with an oil pressure problem within his Racing Point, which caused a virtual safety car under which all of the frontrunners pitted. A full safety car was then required as Perez’s car appeared to be jammed in gear.

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Neither Ferrari nor Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) took the opportunity to pit, so Ricciardo – who started on the hard tyres – jumped to fifth but would have to pay with a pitstop with 15 laps to go. That dropped him behind both McLarens of Norris and Carlos Sainz, but just ahead of Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri.

Sainz will be investigated after the race for backing up the pack in the pitlane when McLaren double-stacked its cars under the VSC. Regardless of a likely 5s time penalty, that was enough for McLaren to take third place in the 2020 constructors' championship.

Verstappen stroked to a straightforward victory, well clear of the Mercedes, with Albon fourth ahead of Norris, Sainz, Ricciardo (who took fastest lap) and Gasly. Lance Stroll (Racing Point) lost ninth place to Esteban Ocon (Renault) on the final lap.

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race results

1

NetherlandsNetherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

55

1

25

2

FinlandFinland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+ Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

55

15.976

1

18

3

United KingdomUnited Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+ Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

55

18.415

1

15

4

ThailandThailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

55

19.987

1

12

5

United KingdomUnited Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

55

1'00.729

1

10

6

SpainSpain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

55

1'05.662

1

8

7

AustraliaAustralia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

55

1'13.748

1

7

8

FranceFrance
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

55

1'29.718

1

4

9

FranceFrance
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

55

1'41.069

1

2

10

CanadaCanada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

55

1'42.738

1

1

11

Russian FederationRussian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

54

1 lap

1

12

FinlandFinland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

54

1 lap

1

13

MonacoMonaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

54

1 lap

1

14

GermanyGermany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

54

1 lap

1

15

United KingdomUnited Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

54

1 lap

1

16

ItalyItaly
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

54

1 lap

1

17

CanadaCanada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

54

1 lap

2

18

DenmarkDenmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

54

1 lap

2

19

BrazilBrazil
Brazil

Pietro Fittipaldi

Haas-Ferrari VF-20Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

53

2 laps

3

MexicoMexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

8

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F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest laps

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1

AustraliaAustralia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

55

1'40.926

198.109

2

NetherlandsNetherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

14

1'40.958

0.032

0.032

198.046

3

FinlandFinland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+ Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

40

1'41.131

0.205

0.173

197.707

4

ThailandThailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

42

1'41.227

0.301

0.096

197.520

5

United KingdomUnited Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+ Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

37

1'41.420

0.494

0.193

197.144

6

GermanyGermany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

37

1'41.475

0.549

0.055

197.037

7

ItalyItaly
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

29

1'41.675

0.749

0.200

196.650

8

BrazilBrazil
Brazil

Pietro Fittipaldi

Haas-Ferrari VF-20Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

50

1'41.707

0.781

0.032

196.588

9

CanadaCanada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

41

1'41.866

0.940

0.159

196.281

10

MonacoMonaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

24

1'41.908

0.982

0.042

196.200

11

SpainSpain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

48

1'41.947

1.021

0.039

196.125

12

United KingdomUnited Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

53

1'41.964

1.038

0.017

196.092

13

DenmarkDenmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

50

1'41.999

1.073

0.035

196.025

14

FinlandFinland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

53

1'42.148

1.222

0.149

195.739

15

FranceFrance
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

53

1'42.474

1.548

0.326

195.116

16

CanadaCanada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

49

1'42.497

1.571

0.023

195.073

17

Russian FederationRussian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

47

1'42.704

1.778

0.207

194.679

18

FranceFrance
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

47

1'42.894

1.968

0.190

194.320

19

MexicoMexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

6

1'43.263

2.337

0.369

193.625

20

United KingdomUnited Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

54

1'43.328

2.402

0.065

193.504

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