Formula 1 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix results

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2021-12-12
22
Yas Marina Circuit
Max Verstappen VER
Max Verstappen VER
Max Verstappen
lap 39 - 1:26.103
VER

The 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

The race in Abu Dhabi was the last of 22 rounds of the 2021 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 12 December 2021 13:00 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
75.7°F
67%
11.69 mph
315°
 

results

# driver F1 constructor laps time points
1 58 1:30:17.345 26
2 58 +2.256 18
3 58 +5.173 15
4 58 +5.692 12
5 58 +6.531 10
6 58 +7.463 8
7 58 +59.200 6
8 58 +1:01.708 4
9 58 +1:04.026 2
10 58 +1:06.057 1
11 58 +1:07.527 0
12 57 +1 Lap 0
13 57 +1 Lap 0
14 57 +1 Lap 0
15 55 Engine 0
50 Accident 0
33 Gearbox 0
26 Gearbox 0
25 Brakes 0

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# driver F1 constructor time
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:22.109
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.371
3 Lando Norris McLaren +0.822
4 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +0.838
5 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.883
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.927
7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.013
8 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +1.111
9 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +1.280
10 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1.300
11 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +1.351
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.934
13 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +1.957
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +2.142
15 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +2.196
16 Nicholas Latifi Williams +2.229
17 George Russell Williams +2.314
18 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +2.670
19 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +2.797
20 Nikita Mazepin Haas F1 Team +3.576

driver positions through the laps

2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021) was a Formula One motor race held on 12 December 2021 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Contested over a distance of 58 laps, the race was the twenty-second and final round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship. The race decided both the Drivers' and Constructors' championships; Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton both had 369.5 points coming into the race. Verstappen won the race on the final lap with an overtake for the lead on title rival Hamilton, after a controversial safety car restart in the last moments of the race. The FIA are due to conduct an internal investigation into the safety car restart aiming to improve procedures to avoid a repeat of the controversial circumstances.

Verstappen's win secured his first Formula One World Drivers' Championship of his career by eight points from Hamilton, and Red Bull Racing's first since 2013. Mercedes won their eighth consecutive Formula One World Constructor Championship, setting a new record. The Grand Prix was also the final race for 2007 world champion Kimi Räikkönen; the 42-year-old Finn retired from the sport after a two-decade career spanning 349 Grands Prix starts.


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Verstappen benefited from a late safety car restart to overtake Hamilton for a victory that secured him the crown in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.
And although the race ended in controversy, as Mercedes protested the result over its belief the FIA did not follow its own rule book in the timing of the safety car restart, Red Bull thinks the events should not overshadow the ...

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Race control initially said that lapped cars would not be allowed to overtake, but then announced that those between leaders Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen would after all be required to overtake the Mercedes driver before the race resumption.
Lando Norris, Fernando Alonso, Esteban Ocon, Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel – who were running in seventh to 11th places – were all ...

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Williams driver Latifi crashed into the wall at Turn 14 with six laps remaining at the Yas Marina Circuit, resulting in a safety car that would help decide the championship.
Lewis Hamilton had been more than 11 seconds clear of title rival Max Verstappen, and was poised to win a record eighth title, only for the safety car to wipe away his lead.
Race director Michael Masi opted to resume the ...

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Just four corners from the chequered flag and having realised that he would not be able to re-pass Max Verstappen to claim his eighth world championship, he shouted: "This has been manipulated, man."
The comment was not broadcast on the world feed, but was heard on Hamilton's onboard channel on F1 TV.
During the safety car period Hamilton's chat was focused mainly on his ...

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Hamilton had looked on course to grab the win that he needed for an eighth title, before a late safety car was brought out following a crash for Williams driver Nicholas Latifi.
A decision by F1 race director Michael Masi to restart the race with one lap to go gave Verstappen, who had pitted for soft tyres, the opportunity he needed to surge to the front and clinch the crown.
While delighted ...

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Abu Dhabi served up one of the most dramatic ends to a season in Formula 1 history as Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton on the last lap to become champion.
In a controversial finish that caused confusion among drivers and frustration among fans, Verstappen capitalised on a late restart following the safety car to overtake Hamilton for the lead and deny him an eighth title.
It was a ...

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The Red Bull driver was crowned F1 world champion for the first time on Sunday after a last-lap overtake on title rival Lewis Hamilton to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
It means Verstappen now has the opportunity to race with #1 on his car next season, which is reserved for the reigning world champion under the permanent number system that was introduced in 2014.
Verstappen has always raced ...

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Verstappen was crowned champion after a dramatic finish to the season at the Yas Marina Circuit that saw him clinch the title with a last-lap pass on rival Lewis Hamilton.
A late safety car period bunched the field and gave Verstappen the chance to attack Hamilton late on after sitting over 10 seconds behind with six laps remaining.
The result saw Verstappen become the first Dutch F1 world ...

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While Todt praised "all those who made it possible", many fans could not hide their anger at what they felt had been a shambolic running of the final F1 race of the season.
Pouring through the messages, accusations of the FIA having rigged the event, manipulated its own rules and put the desire for a Hollywood-style finish over sporting fairness were rampant.
But, in a year when F1 social ...

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Max Verstappen clinched the F1 world championship title at the Yas Marina circuit after race director Michael Masi elected to restart the race with one lap to go following a brief safety car period triggered by a crash from Williams’ Nicholas Latifi.
The Red Bull driver had been switched on to soft tyres for the final shootout lap, while Hamilton was powerless to resist him as he was on ...

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Mercedes filed two protests with the FIA stewards at the Yas Marina Circuit over the race restart after Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of the race to win the world championship.
The stewards dismissed both protests, including one of the resumption of the race with one lap remaining, but Mercedes has confirmed it has lodged its intention to appeal the decision.
“We ...

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After the FIA stewards initially rejected Mercedes' protest over Max Verstappen illegally overtaking behind the safety car, a second protest was also dismissed about the restart from the late safety car period. Here's the full FIA verdict:
Protest filed by Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team against the Classification established at the end of the Competition Stewards Decision:
The Protest is ...

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Mercedes lodged two protests with the FIA following the controversial end to the race at the Yas Marina Circuit, including one over the restart of the race with one lap remaining.
Max Verstappen overtook Lewis Hamilton on the last lap to win the race and the championship after race director Michael Masi brought in the safety car with one lap to go.
It means that Verstappen is formally the ...

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Mercedes lodged two protests against the race result in the wake of Lewis Hamilton's title defeat to Verstappen in Abu Dhabi over the restart procedure by race director Michael Masi.
Mercedes cited articles of the sporting regulations saying that no driver can overtake another car on track behind the safety car, and that all lapped cars must pass the safety car before the race resumes on the ...

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After Verstappen and Hamilton made their first pitstop in a gripping Abu Dhabi Grand Prix title showdown, Perez was put on "Plan B" by Red Bull, which meant he was asked to stay out on worn soft tyres to try and hold off Hamilton and let Verstappen close a seven second gap.
Hamilton used the DRS to pull alongside Perez on the run down to Turn 6 on lap 20, but Perez immediately cut back across ...

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With Lewis Hamilton having looked on course to grab his eighth world crown, the race was turned in its head when Williams driver Nicholas Latifi crashed at the exit of the hotel complex on lap 53 of the 58 laps race, triggering a safety car.
The safety car situation resulted in Max Verstappen pitting for soft tyres, while Hamilton stayed out on his well-worn hards.
With a winner-takes-all ...

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Verstappen clinched his first F1 world title in a dramatic end to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, passing championship rival Lewis Hamilton on the final lap to win the race.
The safety car had been deployed following a crash for Nicholas Latifi, but race director Michael Masi called for the race to resume with one lap remaining.



This came after he initially said that lapped cars would ...

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Lewis Hamilton lost out to Max Verstappen in the fight for the drivers' championship after being overtaken on the final lap following a late restart by race director Michael Masi.
The safety car was called after a crash for Nicholas Latifi, and Masi initially said that lapped drivers were not allowed to overtake the safety car, leaving five cars between Hamilton and ...

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For the first time in over three decades, both title contenders headed to the final race on equal points after what has been a thoroughly unforgettable and controversial 2021 season.
The title showdown at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix certainly lived up to expectations and offered a blueprint of the entire season packed into one race.
Hamilton passed polesitter Verstappen at the start, but the ...

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Hamilton took the lead at the start, after pole-winner Verstappen made a poor getaway, but Max lunged to the inside of Lewis at Turn 6 on the opening lap. Hamilton took the run-off in avoidance and retained his lead despite missing the second element of the chicane.
Hamilton took control of the race, although Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez played his wingman role to perfection by holding ...

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Verstappen took the opportunity to pit under the safety car, brought out for Nicholas Latifi's crash with five laps remaining, to bolt on the soft tyre.
But although he was set to have to pick through traffic at the end as race control initially decided not to move the lapped traffic between him and title rival Lewis Hamilton aside, a late call meant that the lapped runners of Lando Norris ...

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At the Yas Marina season finale Lewis Hamilton was looking certain to win an eighth world championship until a late crash by Williams driver Nicholas Latifi threw a spanner in the works.
With five laps to go F1 race control quickly decided to send out the safety car, which put Hamilton in an impossible position, either having to continue on worn hard tyres or cede track position to title rival ...

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The two rivals came together on the opening lap, but it was the decision to allow a final lap shootout that gave Verstappen the chance to put a decisive pass on Hamilton, who had led most of the race but was unable to stop during a virtual safety car and the full safety car that followed Nicholas Latifi crashing during the closing laps.
At the start, Hamilton made a much better start to ...

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Ahead of Sunday's race, Leclerc lies in fifth place on 158 points, ahead of Lando Norris on 154 and Sainz on 149.5.
Norris gave himself a good shot at jumping Leclerc by qualifying third at Yas Marina, while Sainz will start fifth, and Leclerc seventh.
Although he has a two-place advantage on his teammate, Sainz insists that he's not concerned about his personal position, and is instead ...

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Bottas qualified sixth for the 2021 season finale at Yas Marina, lapping over nine-tenths of a second off pole-sitter Verstappen of Red Bull, who will start side-by-side with Hamilton on the front row of the grid.
Hamilton and Verstappen are tied on points going into the final race, while Mercedes leads Red Bull by 28 points in the constructors' championship, leaving both titles ...

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Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton have not only locked out the front row of the grid at the Yas Marina Circuit, but they are on different strategies as well.
Verstappen's decision to get through Q2 on soft tyres, after flat-spotting a set of mediums, means that he will be starting from the front on the more aggressive compound.
Behind him, Hamilton and his Mercedes team have opted for the ...

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Norris qualified third for McLaren on Saturday at the Yas Marina Circuit behind Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who enter the season finale tied on points at the top of the drivers' championship.
Norris said soon after qualifying that he felt "a bit nervous" lining up behind Verstappen and Hamilton, and that he felt reluctant to get involved in their championship fight.
But McLaren team ...

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The two outfits are heading into F1's season finale in Abu Dhabi battling for both the drivers' and constructors' championships at the end of a campaign where animosity has erupted at times.
While some of the tensions appear to have been quelled, with Horner and Mercedes chief Toto Wolff shaking hands in a press conference on Friday, it is clear that the two teams do not see eye-to-eye on ...

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The two drivers are tied on points, and share the front row of the grid, for the final round of the F1 campaign at the Yas Marina circuit on Sunday.
But one week on from what was, at times, an ill-tempered Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which included complaints, off-track moves, penalties and a collision, there have been fears that the battle between the two could erupt in further ...

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Haas announced five hours before the start of Sunday’s race at the Yas Marina Circuit that Mazepin would not be taking part following his positive result.
“Uralkali Haas F1 Team driver Nikita Mazepin has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Yas Marina Circuit ahead of Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix,” a statement from Haas reads.
“The team therefore regrets to announce that Nikita ...

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen will start the race from pole position after topping Saturday's qualifying, with his title rival Lewis Hamilton lining up alongside him in second.
Hamilton has the advantage of the more durable medium tyre for his first stint, while Verstappen has scored one more win than his Mercedes rival - which could come very handy if both drivers finish the season level on ...

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Verstappen pulled off a brilliant effort in his first run in Q3 to deliver a lap that was half a second clear of everyone else – although it was slightly helped by a tow from teammate Sergio Perez.
But despite Hamilton improving on his second run to close the gap, with his first lap having been hurt by a lock up at Turn 5, Verstappen had pole in the bag.
Hamilton said he could not ...

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Bottas finished over nine tenths of a second off pole-sitter Max Verstappen's laptime in Q3 as Red Bull took a surprise pole position ahead of Mercedes, which had led FP2 and FP3 with Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton could only finish three tenths of a second behind Verstappen, but will line up alongside his title rival on the front row on the grid for Sunday's title decider in Abu Dhabi.
Bottas was ...

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The Briton will enter his fourth F1 title decider in Abu Dhabi in Sunday's race at Yas Marina, following the 2010 event that ended with Sebastian Vettel's first championship triumph in a four-way scrap against Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber and Hamilton, then in 2014 and 2016 Hamilton and Rosberg had to-the-wire title battles decided at the same venue.
In the latter contest, Hamilton won the race ...

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Verstappen will start ahead of Hamilton and McLaren's Lando Norris after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3.
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The McLaren driver has pulled off a surprise third spot on the grid at the Yas Marina circuit, as he got within touching distance of the two championship protagonists ahead of him.
While Norris has no allegiance to either of the two drivers, so is free to race them as he chooses if he gets away well, he knows it’s not a straightforward situation.
The youngster is well aware that he ...

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Before he dominated Q3 to take pole at the Yas Marina track ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Verstappen had initially tried to get through Q2 on the mediums, the same compound his rival ran at that stage to take for the start of Sunday's race.
But after posting a time that would have got him through to Q3 on the mediums, Verstappen locked up at Turn 1 as his run on the yellow-walled rubber continued ...

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Several drivers were summoned to see the stewards for impeding rivals after they were seen running slowly at the end of Q2 as they tried to find a slot to set a flying lap as track conditions continued to improve.
Alpine driver Alonso was impeded by the McLaren of Daniel Ricciardo, one of the drivers under investigation.
Alonso was knocked out of Q2 as a result of the incident, and the ...

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The news was contained in a document issued by F1 as an update on future developments within the organisation.
It indicated that Brawn, who turned 67 last month, was “expected” to leave his role, and it’s understood that the exact timing of his departure has not yet been finalised.
Following his departure from Mercedes at the end of 2013 Brawn enjoyed a period of relaxation and ...

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Verstappen appeared to have been on the backfoot in pace terms compared to title rival Lewis Hamilton through the first two qualifying stages at the Yas Marina circuit.
But a supreme first lap in Q3, which was helped by a tow down the back straight from teammate Perez, produced an effort that secured him pole spot from title rival Lewis Hamilton.
While the scale of the gap to Hamilton after ...

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