Formula 1 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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2020-12-13
17
Yas Marina Circuit
Max Verstappen VER
Max Verstappen VER
Daniel Ricciardo
lap 55 - 1:40.926
RIC

The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

The race in Abu Dhabi was the last of 17 rounds of the 2020 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 13 December 2020 13:10 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
73.93°F
60%
11.83 mph
325°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 55 1:36:28.645 25
2 55 +15.976 18
3 55 +18.415 15
4 55 +19.987 12
5 55 +1:00.729 10
6 55 +1:05.662 8
7 55 +1:13.748 7
8 55 +1:29.718 4
9 55 +1:41.069 2
10 55 +1:42.738 1
11 54 +1 Lap 0
12 54 +1 Lap 0
13 54 +1 Lap 0
14 54 +1 Lap 0
15 54 +1 Lap 0
16 54 +1 Lap 0
17 54 +1 Lap 0
18 54 +1 Lap 0
19 53 +2 Laps 0
8 Transmission 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:35.000
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.000
4 Lando Norris McLaren +0.000
5 Alexander Albon Red Bull +0.000
6 Carlos Sainz McLaren +0.000
7 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri +0.000
8 Lance Stroll Racing Point +1.000
9 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.000
10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.000
11 Esteban Ocon Renault +1.000
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +1.000
13 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.000
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +3.000
15 Sergio Pérez Racing Point +1.000
16 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +2.000
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +2.000
18 George Russell Williams +3.000
19 Pietro Fittipaldi Haas F1 Team +3.000
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams +3.000

driver positions through the laps

2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship is a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which marks the 70th anniversary of the first Formula One season. The championship is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams are scheduled to compete for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion respectively.

The championship was originally due to start in March, but was postponed until July in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season was due to be contested over a record 22 Grands Prix, but as some races have been cancelled and new races were added to replace them, a total of 17 races were confirmed to be run. The season started in July with the Austrian Grand Prix and will end in December with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are the reigning World Drivers' and World Constructors' champions respectively, after they both won their sixth championship in 2019.


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The FIA gave drivers who did not race in 2020 permission to take part in a session that was originally intended for rookies.<br>Alonso will be joined at the test by fellow veterans Sebastien Buemi at Red Bull, and Robert Kubica at Alfa Romeo.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Who is driving in the Abu Dhabi F1 young driver test?<br><br><br>The decision to allow the former world champion to gain more ...

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Incumbent Alex Albon, who is in competition for the drive with Sergio Perez, was given until the end of the season to prove his case. <br>Albon had a strong run from fifth on the grid to fourth at the flag in Abu Dhabi, and he finished just behind two seconds behind world champion Lewis Hamilton.<br>“It was one of his best races,” Marko told Motorsport.com. “Still, we will think it over ...

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Formula 1's strangest of all seasons came to a close in familiar fashion on Sunday as Abu Dhabi played host to the 2020 finale.<br>The spectacular facility at the Yas Marina Circuit again stood in stark contrast to the on-track spectacle, with this race unlikely to live long in the memory.<br>Nevertheless, it offered closure to a number of important eras in F1 and drew a curtain on a season some ...

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After teams agreed to abandon plans for a three-day test earlier this year to cut costs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a single day of running at the Yas Marina Circuit was put forward to close out the year.<br>It was initially listed as a “young driver” test, with the regulations citing that only drivers who have two grand prix starts or fewer may be permitted to take part.<br>But ...

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Max Verstappen dominated the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to give Red Bull its second victory of the season, leading home the Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and Hamilton, who finished third.<br>Verstappen led every single lap of the race at the Yas Marina Circuit, as neither Bottas nor Hamilton managed to get close to the Dutchman as they struggled with their tyres.<br>Although the result had no impact ...

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Ricciardo announced back in May that he would be leaving Renault at the end of the 2020 season to join McLaren, closing the chapter at the Yas Marina Circuit yesterday.<br>Ricciardo qualified 11th, but was able to complete a long first stint on the hard tyre to ensure that by the time he pitted, he came back out in seventh place.<br>A late push saw Ricciardo post the fastest lap on the very last ...

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Max Verstappen – 10     <br>At several points in 2020, Verstappen hasn’t delivered when it really mattered despite this being another overall excellent season. But that didn’t happen last weekend as he trumped the Mercedes duo at the end of qualifying. That set up his race win, but he still had to pull out a masterful race drive, which he did. Essentially faultless – ...

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The Woking-based outfit pipped rival Racing Point for the best-of-the-rest slot behind the top two teams in the F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi last weekend.<br>The result, coming off the back of a £185 million new investment deal with an American consortium, comes amid suggestions that McLaren could make a big step forward as it switches to Mercedes engines next season.<br>But Seidl is cautious ...

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Hamilton clinched his seventh F1 world title in 2020 with three races to spare, but is out of contract at the end of the year after deciding to postpone talks with Mercedes until the championship was settled.<br>But after Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 following the Bahrain Grand Prix at the end of last month, Mercedes was forced to shelve talks after making “baby steps”.<br>Both ...

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Team principal Toto Wolff revealed on Saturday that a "gremlin" related to the MGU-K meant all of the Mercedes power units had to be turned down in Abu Dhabi.<br>Max Verstappen took pole position for Red Bull on Saturday ahead of Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, and was able to comfortably defeat them in the race.<br>Verstappen mentioned that Mercedes had its power units turned ...

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Albon qualified fifth in Abu Dhabi, but was able to pass McLaren's Lando Norris for fourth place in the opening stint before the safety car drew him close to Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.<br>Although Albon could not put Hamilton under pressure initially, he was able to go on a late charge to cut the gap from nine seconds to just 1.5 seconds in the final 15 laps, crossing the line fourth.<br>Red Bull ...

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Mercedes swept to a seventh consecutive set of drivers' and constructors' championships in 2020, ending the season with 13 victories from 17 races.<br>The team was chasing its seventh win in a row at the Yas Marina Circuit, but struggled to match Verstappen's pace in the Red Bull as he dominated the race from pole position.<br>Verstappen ultimately won the race by over 15 seconds as Valtteri ...

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Vettel was given a guard of honour by his Ferrari mechanics as he left his pit garage ahead of the race, which ended in disappointment for the Scuderia as both Vettel and teammate Charles Leclerc slipped back from their starting positions.<br>Ferrari announced back in May that Vettel would leave the team at the end of the 2020 season and he later signed a deal to replace Sergio Perez at the Racing ...

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Kvyat is expected to be replaced at AlphaTauri by Red Bull and Honda junior driver Yuki Tsunoda in 2021 after the Japanese driver finished third in this year’s F2 championship.<br>AlphaTauri has not made any official announcement about Kvyat’s future, but the Russian driver has openly said he is already targeting a return to F1 in 2022.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com in the Abu Dhabi paddock if he ...

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Verstappen went lights-to-flag to take his second victory of the season for Red Bull, ending Mercedes' streak of victories in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that dated back to 2014.<br>Verstappen never came under any real pressure at the front of the pack, quickly building a lead in the opening stages before the safety car period brought forward the planned pitstop window.<br>He eventually crossed the ...

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As cars rushed to the pits during an early race virtual safety car period caused by Sergio Perez’s Racing Point coming to a halt at the side of the track, Sainz appeared to slow before the entry.<br>His speed drop looked like it held up Racing Point’s Lance Stroll behind him, and could have been a tactic to avoid being delayed too much at a double stacked McLaren pitstop.<br>After his actions ...

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The Mercedes driver returned to action in the F1 season finale this weekend after missing the Sakhir GP because of COVID-19, but he admitted to not having fully recovered from the illness.<br>After taking third place behind Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas in the Yas Marina race, Hamilton said that he did not feel good and felt his form had been hurt.<br>"That was a really hard race for me," he ...

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

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At the start, the top three appeared to launch equally well, with Verstappen moving to the middle of the track from pole to ward off any threat of attack from the Mercedes cars behind, scampering clear as Bottas had a slight slide exiting the first corner.<br>The race quickly settled down, with the top three running as they lined up on the grid, as Verstappen quickly pulled a healthy gap to the ...

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With power unit components getting towards the end of their life, Mercedes' worries have been heightened by a recent run of breakages.<br>Racing Point’s Sergio Perez lost a near-certain podium at the Bahrain Grand Prix when he suffered an MGU-K failure late in the race, while George Russell suffered a similar issue in Friday practice in Abu Dhabi.<br>Amid no definitive answer as to what is going ...

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Alonso has caused a buzz over the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend after running some demonstration laps in his 2005 title-winning Renault car.<br>The screaming sound of the V10 engine, allied to the nimbleness of the chassis, has drawn admiration from everyone in F1 – and reopened debate about whether or not the current cars deliver such thrills.<br>Ricciardo concurs that the R25 is an ...

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Albon put in what he felt was his best qualifying performance of the season to earn fifth on the grid for what could be a decisive race as he tries to hang onto his seat for next year.<br>Red Bull’s management has given him until the final event of the season to prove himself in the face of strong competition from Sergio Perez.<br>The top three qualifiers, Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis ...

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Leclerc has adopted a largely white helmet colour scheme for the final race of the 2020 season, which mirrors the design Vettel has used throughout his six years at Ferrari – albeit with Monaco flag colours running over the top in place of the Germany equivalent his teammate uses.  <br>The words ‘Danke, Seb’ are written on top of Leclerc’s helmet, which also features images ...

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Russell’s superb performance in last weekend’s Sakhir GP led to suggestions that Mercedes might try to engineer a swap that would see Bottas return to Williams next year and the British driver make a permanent step up.<br>However, Wolff stressed that he remains loyal to Bottas, and made it clear that Russell’s time will come.<br>“He's going to be in our car,” said Wolff. “I'm hereby ...

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As reported on Saturday, McLaren is entering a partnership with a consortium led by sports investment group MSP Sport Capital, which is joining forces with UBS O’Connor, LLC. and The Najafi Companies.<br>MSP will acquire a 15 percent stake in McLaren initially, but will increase its shareholding to a maximum of 33 percent by the end of 2022. The deal values the McLaren team at £560 ...

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Racing Point is just 10 points ahead of McLaren and 22 clear of Renault with millions of dollars of prize fund money riding on the final classification of the three teams in the constructors' championship.<br>Racing Point made its task harder when it decided to give Sakhir GP winner Sergio Perez a new power unit for the last weekend of the season, committing to him to starting at the ...

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen will start from pole position for the first time this season, ahead of Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.<br>When is the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix? <br>The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be held on December 13 at the Yas Marina Circuit<br><br>Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020 <br>Start time: 5:10pm local time / 2:10pm CET / 1:10pm GMT / ...

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The deal, first revealed by Sky News, has been agreed with US-based investors MSP Sports Capital leading a consortium that will take a 15 percent stake in the team – which will rise to 33 percent by 2022.<br>Although there was no official confirmation on Saturday night, McLaren has scheduled a press conference on Sunday morning in Abu Dhabi where it is expected the news will be announced by the ...

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Hamilton spent 10 days in isolation in Bahrain after testing positive for COVID-19 soon after the first of the two races there, and he was forced to miss last weekend’s Sakhir GP.<br>After testing negative he was allowed to travel from Bahrain to Abu Dhabi on Thursday, and was cleared to enter the paddock on Friday. He set the pace for much of qualifying on Saturday, topping both Q1 and Q2 ...

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The British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) that owns Silverstone announced on Saturday that the international pit straight would now be known as the Hamilton Straight.<br>It is the only part of the circuit to ever have been named after a driver, recognising Hamilton's achievements that statistically make him the greatest British racer in F1 history.<br>Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix a record ...

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Norris qualified fourth for McLaren at the Yas Marina circuit on Saturday, finishing just 0.251 seconds off Max Verstappen's pole position time.<br>Norris was aided by a fresh Renault power unit in his McLaren car that was fitted for the last race in Sakhir, with most of the grid using engines that are nearing the end of their lives.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com about his qualifying display and how ...

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As part of a celebration of Renault's spell in F1, with the Enstone-based team being rebranded as Alpine in 2021, Alonso is showing off his 2005 title-winning R25 in Abu Dhabi.<br>With his high-speed laps grabbing attention on social media, and the whole pitlane turning out en masse to see his complete a run on Saturday, Alonso suggests that the agile, screaming V10-powered machine delivers a ...

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Shortly before the final runs in Q3 for the F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi, Wolff was heard giving Bottas a message of encouragement with: "All you have Valtteri."<br>Such in-session communication between the team boss and drivers is not usual, with Wolff normally only getting involved if there are difficult matters to sort or post race messages.<br>However, explaining why he spoke to Bottas in ...

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Leclerc, who also went into qualifying at the Yas Marina track with a three-place grid penalty hanging over his result thanks to his clash with Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen on the first lap of last weekend’s Sakhir GP, failed to recreate his best laps from Q1 and Q2 in the top 10 shootout. <br>The Monegasque driver did manage to get through on the advantageous medium tyres in Q2, but ...

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Verstappen scored his third pole position in F1 in the final qualifying session of the 2020 season on Saturday at the Yas Marina circuit, edging out the Mercedes pair of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.<br>But Verstappen had a brief scare in Q1 when he ran wide at the Turn 6 hairpin and was left trying to catch the car with one hand after his left hand became stuck in the cockpit.<br>He was ...

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Seven-time world champion Hamilton was forced to miss last Sunday’s Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19, but recovered from the virus in time to return for Abu Dhabi practice on Friday.<br>The Mercedes driver qualified third for the season finale at the Yas Marina Circuit, finishing behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.<br>Hamilton said he ...

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The world champion had missed last weekend's race in Bahrain after contracting coronavirus, but was given the all-clear ahead of the F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi.<br>After getting back up to speed on Friday, Hamilton took third place on the grid, behind pole position man Max Verstappen and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.<br>And although he missed just one race, he says it has been hard to get ...

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Seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton returned for this weekend after missing the Sakhir GP due to testing positive for Covid-19 and looked to be embroiled in a battle for pole with Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas – but Verstappen crashed their party with an epic Q3 lap.<br>In the top-10 shootout, Hamilton set the bar on the first run at 1m35.550s but Bottas eclipsed that with 1m35.415s, and ...

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