Max Verstappen has taken victory at the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2020, ahead of Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.

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2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Results

POSDRIVERCARLAPSTIME/RETIREDPTS
1Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA551:36:28.64525
2Valtteri BottasMERCEDES55+15.976s18
3Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES55+18.415s15
4Alexander AlbonRED BULL RACING HONDA55+19.987s12
5Lando NorrisMCLAREN RENAULT55+60.729s10
6Carlos SainzMCLAREN RENAULT55+65.662s8
7Daniel RicciardoRENAULT55+73.748s7
8Pierre GaslyALPHATAURI HONDA55+89.718s4
9Esteban OconRENAULT55+101.069s2
10Lance StrollRACING POINT BWT MERCEDES55+102.738s1
11Daniil KvyatALPHATAURI HONDA54+1 lap0
12Kimi RäikkönenALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI54+1 lap0
13Charles LeclercFERRARI54+1 lap0
14Sebastian VettelFERRARI54+1 lap0
15George RussellWILLIAMS MERCEDES54+1 lap0
16Antonio GiovinazziALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI54+1 lap0
17Nicholas LatifiWILLIAMS MERCEDES54+1 lap0
18Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI54+1 lap0
19Pietro FittipaldiHAAS FERRARI53+2 laps0
NCSergio PerezRACING POINT BWT MERCEDES8DNF0

2020 Formula 1 Standings – Final Driver Standings

Despite winning in Abu Dhabi Max Verstappen had to settle for third in the 2020 FORMULA 1 Driver Standings as Valtteri Bottas was able to hold off the fast-charging Dutchman thanks to his second-place finish in the final race of the season.

Lewis Hamilton (347 points) finishes the 2020 F1 season on top of the drivers’ standings with Valtteri Bottas (223 points) in P2.

POSDRIVERCARPTS
1Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES347
2Valtteri BottasMERCEDES223
3Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA214
4Sergio PerezRACING POINT BWT MERCEDES125
5Daniel RicciardoRENAULT119
6Carlos SainzMCLAREN RENAULT105
7Alexander AlbonRED BULL RACING HONDA105
8Charles LeclercFERRARI98
9Lando NorrisMCLAREN RENAULT97
10Pierre GaslyALPHATAURI HONDA75
11Lance StrollRACING POINT BWT MERCEDES75
12Esteban OconRENAULT62
13Sebastian VettelFERRARI33
14Daniil KvyatALPHATAURI HONDA32
15Nico HulkenbergRACING POINT BWT MERCEDES10
16Kimi RäikkönenALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI4
17Antonio GiovinazziALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI4
18George RussellWILLIAMS MERCEDES3
19Romain GrosjeanHAAS FERRARI2
20Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1
21Nicholas LatifiWILLIAMS MERCEDES0
22Jack AitkenWILLIAMS MERCEDES0
23Pietro FittipaldiHAAS FERRARI0

2020 Formula 1 Standings – Final Constructor Standings

With Mercedes strolling to victory in the 2020 FORMULA 1 Constructor Standings and Red Bull Racing untroubled in second, all eyes turned to the three-way battle for third between McLaren, Racing Point, and Renault.

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A retirement for Perez dealt a huge blow to Racing Point who lead the trio going into the final race, and with McLaren duo Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz finish 5th and 6th respectively, the papaya squad leap frogged the pink panthers to snatch third overall in the constructor’s battle.

McLaren’s Team Principal Andreas Seidl was thrilled with third, and with extra backing for 2021, is looking forward to the team challenging for podiums and race wins.

“We did it! P3 in the Constructors’ Championship. Congratulations and well done to the entire team, here in Abu Dhabi and back home at the MTC. Together with our drivers and our colleagues from Renault, they coped very well with the pressure to deliver a clean weekend and an excellent performance that helped us outscore our competitors. What an outstanding result at the end of a very challenging and difficult season.

“I’m very proud to be a member of the McLaren F1 team today. We asked a lot from our people this year, but amid the pandemic and a great deal of uncertainty everyone stayed focused on the job in hand. The team back home developed the car throughout the season with continuous updates from the factory, and at the track we kept improving the execution of our race weekends.

“Looking ahead, our results this season, together with our financial news today, provide a stable foundation on which we can build towards the goal of getting back to the front of Formula 1. At the same time, we’re realistic about where we stand and will continue on our journey.

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“We’ve had a lot of assistance this year: the support of our fans and our partners has been crucial, as has the work done by the FIA and Formula 1 to ensure we could have a full, safe season. We thank them all. I’d also like to offer a special note of appreciation to our drivers, who both did a superb job this year. We’re looking forward to having Lando onboard for the future, and Carlos leaves with our best wishes for his next chapter in Formula 1. Also, a special thanks to Renault for their great support over the last three years.”

POSTEAMPTS
1MERCEDES573
2RED BULL RACING HONDA319
3MCLAREN RENAULT202
4RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES195
5RENAULT181
6FERRARI131
7ALPHATAURI HONDA107
8ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI8
9HAAS FERRARI3
10WILLIAMS MERCEDES0

2021 Formula 1 Schedule

Below is the 2020 Formula 1 schedule (provisional) which will be updated once the F1 schedule is confirmed.

The 2021 Australian Grand Prix has now been postponed and moved to November, while Imola will host Round 2 in place of the 2021 Chinese Grand Prix.

2021 Formula 1 Schedule
28 March – Bahrain (Sakhir)
18 April – Italy (Imola)
2 May – TBC (TBC)
9 May – Spain (Barcelona)*
23 May – Monaco (Monaco)
6 June – Azerbaijan (Baku)
13 June – Canada (Montreal)
27 June – France (Le Castellet)
4 July – Austria (Spielberg)
18 July – United Kingdom (Silverstone)
1 August – Hungary (Budapest)
29 August – Belgium (Spa)
5 September – Netherlands (Zandvoort)
12 September – Italy (Monza)
26 September – Russia (Sochi)
3 October – Singapore (Singapore)
10 October – Japan (Suzuka)
24 October – USA (Austin)
31 October – Mexico (Mexico City)
7 November – Brazil (Sao Paulo)*
21 November – Australia (Melbourne)
5 December – Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)
12 December – Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
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