Hamilton caps stunning season with Abu Dhabi Grand Prix victory

Abu Dhabi: Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton ended a triumphant Formula One season in style on Sunday with a dominant victory from pole position for Mercedes in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

World champion Lewis Hamilton.Credit:Getty Images

Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen finished second to cement third place in the championship, with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc third on track but in danger of disqualification for a fuel irregularity. Valtteri Bottas finished fourth for Mercedes.

Hamilton's 84th career victory – his fifth in Abu Dhabi and his 11th of the season – meant the Briton equalled his own Formula One record of 33 consecutive finishes in the points. He also set the fastest lap.

Mercedes had already won both championships for an unprecedented sixth season in a row.

Reuters

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