Red Bull's Verstappen wins Abu Dhabi GP

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Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit. (Photo by Hamad I Mohammed - Pool/Getty Images)
Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit. (Photo by Hamad I Mohammed - Pool/Getty Images)

• Max Verstappen led from the opening to win the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

• McLaren clinched third place in the manufacturers' championship. 

• Racing Point's Sergio Perez ended his F1 career on the side of the track with mechanical failure. 


Max Verstappen won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix from pole position for Red Bull on Sunday.

Champions Mercedes completed the podium places in a processional race with Valtteri Bottas second and seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton third.

Verstappen's success under the Yas Marina floodlights ended a run of six successive Abu Dhabi Grand Prix wins by Mercedes and was the 23-year-old Dutch driver's second victory of the season and 10th of his career.

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