Lewis Hamilton Victorious at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Holds Second Most Career Wins

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec.1, 2019.

Lewis Hamilton celebrated his championship-winning season in style with a commanding victory in the last race of the Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi.

The Briton had already claimed his sixth career title but demonstrated one last time how dominant both he and Mercedes have been this year.

Hamilton led from the start and was comfortable throughout the race with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen coming a distant second, 17 seconds behind.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc crossed the line in third but is under investigation by stewards due to fuel irregularities identified ahead of the race and may yet lose his podium place.

Despite the glitz and glamour of the Abu Dhabi circuit, it was a largely uneventful race with Hamilton so far ahead of the field.

He was free to record the fastest lap of the race whilst his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas produced the other standout performance, battling from the back of the grid to finish fourth behind Leclerc.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel failed to challenge the top order but held onto fifth place, with Red Bull’s Alexander Albon finishing in sixth.

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SOURCE: CNN, Ben Church