This week, and for the final time of 2019, we look back over a Grand Prix; this edition – the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
This weekend marks the final race of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship™ which has been full of excitement and has featured five different race winners including Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel.
We look back over the two most successful drivers at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Lewis Hamilton – a four-time winner in Abu Dhabi
Having just claimed his sixth World Championship title, it comes as no surprise to know that this man has topped the charts the most when it comes to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Having won the race four times, in 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2018, the British talent is no stranger to the taste of success.
He took his first win driving for McLaren, outperforming his teammate Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso who were both chasing the win themselves.
Fast forward to last year’s race in 2018 and his win in Abu Dhabi marked his 11th of the season, proving his dominance and rounding off the season in style, having already claimed his World title a couple of races prior.
This race also marked Fernando Alonso's final race in F1 and fans will remember Hamilton, Vettel and Alonso performing donuts down the straight to celebrate the Spanish champion’s triumphant career.
Despite a sixth title under his belt and a multitude of wins this year, Hamilton is said to still be chasing the win at the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel – a three-time winner in Abu Dhabi
Despite having a somewhat rocky season in 2019, Vettel is still considered one of the best drivers on the grid, which comes as no shock what with four World Championships to his name. And the Yas Marina Circuit is among the tracks the German has experienced more than one great victories at.
Vettel took his wins here in 2009, 2010 and 2013, driving for his previous team, Red Bull Racing and was the first driver to win at the circuit, which debuted on the racing calendar in 2009.
His win in 2010 was particularly special because not only did he lift the first-place trophy but his victory made him a World Champion for the first time in his career – an achievement he would go onto experience another three times, to date.
In 2013, his win marked his 7th consecutive win of the season. Already a crowned the World Champion for that season (and a four-time World Champion overall), Vettel still went on to lead every single lap of the race, beating his teammate Mark Webber to the top spot.
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