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Abu Dhabi GP (2020)

United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
11 Dec - 13 Dec
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Ricciardo ponders Abu Dhabi layout change after dull race

Daniel Ricciardo believes Formula 1 should consider tweaking the layout of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, saying the entertainment in its races can be “a bit grim”.

Vettel explains Ferrari farewell song in Abu Dhabi

Sebastian Vettel has explained why he burst in to song for his Ferrari Formula 1 team after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Masi explains decision to delay Sainz investigation

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has explained the decision to delay the stewards’ investigation into Carlos Sainz alleged slow pit lane entry in Abu Dhabi.

Ten things we learned from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The final round of the 2020 Formula 1 season may not have been the most exciting of the year, but was significant for multiple reasons as chapters came to a close and warning shots were fired for 2021. Luke Smith recaps the major talking point

Hamilton: Mercedes has "fight on our hands" with Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton believes Red Bull's victory in the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi on Sunday proves that he and Mercedes have "a fight on our hands" in 2021.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Driver ratings

There was no let up from two star performers in Abu Dhabi as F1 2020 drew to a close under the lights, but there were mixed fortunes for drivers looking to go out on a high.

McLaren downplays talk it can close Mercedes gap soon

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl thinks it is too early for his team to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull in 2021, despite grabbing third place in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship.

Why engine caution wasn't the biggest factor in Mercedes defeat

Mercedes was strangely subdued in an Abu Dhabi GP that never lived up to the promise suggested by the fine margins in qualifying. But its concern over engine life played a negligible part, as Max Verstappen utterly dominated 2020's final race

Hamilton wants new Mercedes F1 contract before Christmas

Lewis Hamilton wants to get his new Mercedes Formula 1 contract agreed before Christmas after his positive test for COVID-19 delayed talks.

Mercedes: Power unit deficit worth less than 0.1s per lap

Mercedes says its decision to run its Formula 1 power units as conservatively as possible in Abu Dhabi does not explain the gap to Red Bull in Sunday’s race.

Albon feels he has "done everything" to save Red Bull seat

Alexander Albon feels he has "done everything" to save his Red Bull seat for 2021 after Christian Horner praised his strongest weekend of the Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi GP defeat "a slap on the wrist" for Mercedes

Toto Wolff said Mercedes' defeat to Max Verstappen in the season-ending Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix acted as "a slap on the wrist" for the team.

Vettel admits Ferrari farewell an "emotional day"

Sebastian Vettel says his final Formula 1 outing for Ferrari formed an "emotional day", as the four-time world champion finished 14th in the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Kvyat: No decision from AlphaTauri on F1 future "a shame"

Daniil Kvyat says he is “a free agent now” as he waits on official word from AlphaTauri about his Formula 1 future, calling the lack of news “a shame”.

Verstappen feared Imola tyre failure repeat while leading

Max Verstappen feared a repeat of his Imola tyre failure after reporting vibrations en route to victory in the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 season finale on Sunday.

McLaren retains third after Sainz escapes Abu Dhabi penalty

Carlos Sainz has been cleared of any wrongdoing following an official investigation into potentially driving too slowly in the Formula 1 pitlane during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, allowing McLaren to retain third place in the standings.

Hamilton says COVID effects affected him "massively" in race

Lewis Hamilton confessed to feeling "massively" below par in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as the Formula 1 world champion said the ongoing impact of coronavirus continued to dog him.

2020 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race results

Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final round of the Formula 1 World Championship, for Red Bull as he stayed out of reach of Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen cruises to win ahead of Mercedes duo

Red Bull's Max Verstappen dominated the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, winning ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton as Formula 1's 2020 season ended with a straightforward race.

The Abu Dhabi GP as it happened

Follow all the action from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Mercedes turns down power in Abu Dhabi amid MGU-K concerns

Mercedes has admitted to concerns over an MGU-K "gremlin" ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that has forced all its Formula 1 teams to turn down their power.

Ricciardo: Alonso run shows F1 needs to bring back 'wow factor'

Daniel Ricciardo says Fernando Alonso’s eye-opening run in the Renault R25 this weekend should serve as a reminder that Formula 1 cars need to bring back the ‘wow’ factor.

Albon plans to “disturb” Mercedes in crucial race for future

Alex Albon plans to help his Red Bull Formula 1 teammate Max Verstappen by “disturbing” the strategy of rivals Mercedes in the Abu Dhabi GP.

Leclerc explains Vettel Abu Dhabi helmet tribute gesture

Charles Leclerc says he is running a special Abu Dhabi Grand Prix helmet livery dedicated to departing Ferrari Formula 1 teammate Sebastian Vettel to show respect for “a great guy”. 

Stroll "surviving" on engine miles as P3 battle heats up

Racing Point Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll admits that he is “surviving” on engine miles as his team heads into the crucial showdown for P3 in Abu Dhabi.

Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

The 2020 Formula 1 season will conclude this Sunday with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Find out how to watch it, what time it starts and more here.

Wolff: It’s Hamilton’s call whether he’s fit enough to race

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff believes that Lewis Hamilton is fit to race in Abu Dhabi on Sunday – but it’s up to the driver to make the final call.

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Norris surprised by small gap to Abu Dhabi GP pole

Lando Norris admits the small gap to pole in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying "took me by surprise", but was not solely down to his fresher Formula 1 power unit.

Wolff elaborates on Bottas radio message during Q3

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says his radio message to Valtteri Bottas in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix came after they agreed to support each other more.

Leclerc "disappointed" after failing to replicate Q1 pace Abu Dhabi GP
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Leclerc "disappointed" after failing to replicate Q1 pace

Charles Leclerc was “disappointed” to finish qualifying for Formula 1’s 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in ninth, after the Ferrari driver had set the third fastest time in Q1. 

Verstappen explains how hand got stuck in qualifying

Max Verstappen explained how his hand got stuck between the steering wheel and his knee during Formula 1 qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, ruining an early Q1 lap.

Hamilton “not 100%” after being “bed-ridden” by COVID-19

Lewis Hamilton says he feels “not 100%” upon his return to Formula 1 action in Abu Dhabi after being “bed-ridden” by COVID-19 last week.

Hamilton says weeks off made him lose momentum

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he has faced a 'difficult' weekend so far on his Formula 1 return at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, after only managing third in qualifying.

2020 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from pole position for the final round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, after beating the Mercedes duo to P1 in a thrilling Q3 session.

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Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen beats Mercedes duo to pole

Max Verstappen stunned the Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to take Red Bull's first pole of 2020 as he topped qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen leads Albon in FP3

Max Verstappen closed out practice for the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix quickest ahead of teammate Alexander Albon, as Lewis Hamilton could only finish sixth for Mercedes.

Wolff: Bottas has "unconditional support" from Mercedes

Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas receives “unconditional support” from the entire Mercedes Formula 1 team, and that competing against Lewis Hamilton can be expected to take its toll.

F1 2020's fiercest battle now hinges on a 0.068s swing

There was little surprise at the front of the Formula 1 field after the opening practice sessions for the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but behind Mercedes and Max Verstappen comes a frenetic, valuable fight for three teams, which looks too close to call at this stage…

Russell: "Strange feeling" learning of return to Williams

George Russell says it was a "strange feeling" learning he would not be racing for Mercedes in Abu Dhabi on Thursday before returning to Williams for Formula 1 practice.

Raikkonen: "Nothing scary" about FP2 fire

Kimi Raikkonen insists there was "nothing scary" about his spectacular Formula 1 engine fire in second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Abu Dhabi return like "first day back to school"

Lewis Hamilton says his return to Formula 1 action at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix felt like the "first day back to school."

Abu Dhabi GP: Bottas tops FP2 from Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas put Mercedes on top in FP2 at Formula 1's 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which was disrupted by a red flag when Kimi Raikkonen's Alfa Romeo caught fire.

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2020 F1 Abu Dhabi GP Friday practice results

Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time on the opening day of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice at Yas Marina for Mercedes on Friday, as teammate Lewis Hamilton returned to Formula 1 after a race away.

The 2021 design tweaks revealed in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1's opening day of practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was quite a low-key affair in terms of the battle for this weekend.

Williams feels like Russell has "come home" in Abu Dhabi GP

The Williams Formula 1 team says that George Russell’s return at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix feels like he has "come home."

Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen pips Bottas by 0.034s in FP1

Max Verstappen set the pace for Red Bull in opening practice for the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi as Lewis Hamilton returned after recovering from COVID-19.

Perez set for grid penalty after engine change in Abu Dhabi

Sergio Perez will take a grid penalty for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after Racing Point elected to change his Mercedes power unit for the Formula 1 season finale.

Hamilton will race in Abu Dhabi GP after testing negative

Lewis Hamilton has been given the all-clear to return to Formula 1 action after passing negative coronavirus tests in both Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.

Magnussen "at peace" if Abu Dhabi is final F1 weekend

Kevin Magnussen says he would be "at peace" with his Formula 1 career if it is to conclude following this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Mercedes will do ‘everything we can’ for Hamilton to race

Mercedes says it will do “everything we can” for Lewis Hamilton to race in the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as it continues to wait on news of his recovery from COVID-19.

Explained: F1's Abu Dhabi 'biosphere' lockdown plans

Formula 1 is bracing itself to enter an unprecedented 'biosphere' lockdown in Abu Dhabi, as the sport adheres to the strictest COVID-19 rules that it has encountered in 2020.

Hamilton in race to be fit for Abu Dhabi GP

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is in a race to get fit and test negative for COVID-19 in order to participate in the Abu Dhabi GP.

Grosjean rules out Abu Dhabi Grand Prix return

Romain Grosjean has been ruled out of the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi after electing to travel home for treatment on the burns to his hands.