Max Verstappen reached the 10th victory in F-1

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Max Verstappen converted his Saturday pole position into an Abu Dhabi GP victory on Sunday as he drove brilliantly to keep the two Mercedes behind him and end the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship season on a high for his Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team.

Max Verstappen kept his lead around the first corner on the Yas Marina Circuit and opened up a comfortable gap to close out his second victory of the season and a third-place finish in the 2020 driver standings.

Max Verstappen revealed: “That was really enjoyable. We had a good start. The car had really good balance. Once you start the race up front, you can control the pace a bit more and it makes your life easier.”

The other Red Bull driver Alex Albon got past Lando Norris to finish his season with an impressive fourth place, which leaves the Thai driver seventh in the driver standings as Christian Horner’s team finished the season ahead of Racing Point, McLaren, Renault and Ferrari with 319 points.

Frenchman Pierre Gasly finished eighth for Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda to bag his 10th points finish of the season, which also included his maiden GP win in Italy.

Russian teammate Daniil Kvyat finished just outside the points in 11th to cap off a mixed season as the team finished seventh in the 2020 constructor standings ahead of the 2021 season return next March.

POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS TIME/RETIRED PTS
1 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 55 1:36:28.645 25
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 55 +15.976s 18
3 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 55 +18.415s 15
4 23 Alexander Albon RED BULL RACING HONDA 55 +19.987s 12
5 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN RENAULT 55 +60.729s 10
6 55 Carlos Sainz MCLAREN RENAULT 55 +65.662s 8
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo RENAULT 55 +73.748s 7
8 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 55 +89.718s 4
9 31 Esteban Ocon RENAULT 55 +101.069s 2
10 18 Lance Stroll RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 55 +102.738s 1
11 26 Daniil Kvyat ALPHATAURI HONDA 54 +1 lap 0
12 7 Kimi Räikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 54 +1 lap 0
13 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 54 +1 lap 0
14 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 54 +1 lap 0
15 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 54 +1 lap 0
16 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 54 +1 lap 0
17 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 54 +1 lap 0
18 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 54 +1 lap 0
19 51 Pietro Fittipaldi HAAS FERRARI 53 +2 laps 0
NC 11 Sergio Perez RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 8 DNF 0

By: Red Bull Content Pool

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