DEC 14th 2020

Damien Smith

Five talking points from the Abu Dhabi GP

“You can’t win them all,” said Lewis Hamilton after finishing third behind Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and the winning Red Bull of Max Verstappen in a dull Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It had been an anticlimactic finish to what was mostly an enthralling Formula 1 season.

Verstappen proved untouchable at Yas Marina following his surprise pole position, finishing comfortably clear of the subdued Mercedes duo. But for Hamilton, just being back on the grid at all after his bout of coronavirus was a blessing, and for everyone in F1 a processional race wasn’t about to take the shine off a deserved sense of a job well done, after they’d successfully packed in 17 (mostly dramatic) races into just half a year, and against the odds.


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