Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2020

2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race result

2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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133Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda551hr 36m 28.645s
277Valtteri BottasMercedes5515.97615.976
344Lewis HamiltonMercedes5518.4152.439
423Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda5519.9871.572
54Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault5560.72940.742
655Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault5565.6624.933
73Daniel RicciardoRenault5573.7488.086
810Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda5589.71815.970
931Esteban OconRenault55101.06911.351
1018Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes55102.7381.669
1126Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda541 lap1 lap
127Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari541 lap2.729
1316Charles LeclercFerrari541 lap8.547
145Sebastian VettelFerrari541 lap9.155
1563George RussellWilliams-Mercedes541 lap9.154
1699Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari541 lap1.351
176Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes541 lap9.181
1820Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari541 lap48.825
1951Pietro FittipaldiHaas-Ferrari532 laps1 lap
Not classified
11Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes847 laps45 lapsPower unit

Fastest lap: Daniel Ricciardo

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    14 comments on “2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race result”

    1. Stroll in this race, LOL, although a decent effort by Albon for a change.

      1. Stroll just couldn’t do anything. Just an average driver in my opinion.

    2. Get in there Max!

      We really missed Russell in the Merc today. Would have taken it to Max. I suspect Max would have been too good still.

      Hamilton out of contract and without a drive for 2021 as of right this minute.

      Based on Russell’s performance last week and Hamilton’s today, it would be difficult to justify paying $50 million per year for Hamilton.

      1. You are just as good as your last race, they say, so you have a point. But no, not really

      2. AJ (@asleepatthewheel)
        13th December 2020, 15:53

        In the FIA provisional entry list for 2021, Lewis has been entered with Mercedes.

      3. Based on Perez’s performance at the last race, from the back to the win, he should get the Mercedes drive and the team will make even more money as he will both pay his own salary and pay for the seat. Win win.

    3. Ferrari 13th
      Ferrari 14th
      Williams 15th

    4. Last race of the 2020 season, in the narcoleptic Abu Dhabi Circuit. It was ruined by Checo’s mechanical failure eliciting first a VSC and then a full SC. We lost his progression from the end of the grid, and Racing Point lost the WCC bid. Furthermore, the VSC came at the opening of the pitstop window for those who started the race on soft tyres. This was unfortunate for those who started on mediums, e.g. Sainz, whose strategical advantage on his teammate Norris was lost as they both pitted under the VSC.

      From pole position, Albon was unchallenged for the whole race and came close to a grand slam but a last minute flap for Ricciardo prevented it. Norris and Sainz came way behind him, then Ricciardo who did a huge first stint with his hard tyres. But he needed a podium position for the WDC and only came fourth. Gasly, Ocon, Stroll, Kvyat Raïkkönen and Leclerc completed the point positions, while Vettel finished just out of the points, followed by Russell, Giovinazzi, Latifi, Magnussen and Fittipaldi, while Perez was not classified.

      Perez gets the 2020 WDC but only just, with Ricciardo 1 point behind. The final classification is:

      01 Perez 206 points
      02 Ricciardo 205 points
      03 Albon 182 points
      04 Norris 178 points
      05 Sainz 165 points
      06 Leclerc 157 points
      07 Gasly 138 points
      08 Stroll 134 points
      09 Ocon 117 points
      10 Kvyat 079 points
      11 Vettel 076 points
      12 Raïkkönen 025 points
      13 Hülkenberg 020 points
      14 Giovinazzi 020 points
      15 Grosjean 011 points
      16 Latifi 008 points
      17 Russell 008 points
      18 Magnussen 004 points
      19 Aitken 000 points
      20 Fittipaldi 000 points

      The WCC goes to Red Bull Racing, easily the fastest car this season, although Albon’s irregular performance almost lost it to Racing Point. Albon’s quasi-stellar performance today, along with Checo’s mechanical demise and a poor effort by Stroll gave it back to RBR. The final classification is:

      1 Red Bull Racing 364 points
      2 Racing Point 360 points
      3 McLaren 343 points
      4 Renault 322 points
      5 Ferrari 233 points
      6 Alpha Tauri 217 points
      7 Alfa Romeo 045 points
      8 Williams 016 points
      9 Haas 015 points

      As a consolation prize, Albon gets the 2020 Medal Championship (Bernie’s style), as the only driver with four wins. The final Medal clasification is:

      01 Albon 4 wins
      02 Ricciardo 3 wins 3 seconds
      03 Perez 3 wins 2 seconds
      04 Leclerc 3 wins 3 thirds
      05 Stroll 2 wins
      06 Norris 1 win 3 seconds
      07 Gasly 1 win 3 fourths
      08 Sainz 2 seconds 5 thirds
      09 Ocon 2 seconds 2 fourths
      10 Vettel 2 seconds 1 fourth
      11 Kvyat 1 second
      12 Hulkenberg 1 fourth
      13 Giovinazzi 1 sixth
      14 Raïkkönen 2 seventh
      15 Grosjean 1 seventh
      16 Latifi 1 eight
      17 Russell 4 ninth
      18 Magnussen 2 ninth
      19 Aitken 1 fourteenth
      20 Fittipaldi 1 fifteenth

      And Ricciardo wins the fastest lap classification with his flap today (Albon’s flap in the Emilia Romagna GP does not count, as he was classified 13th):

      1 Ricciardo 4 flaps
      2 Norris 3 flaps
      2 Albon 3 flaps
      4 Sainz 2 flaps
      5 Perez 1 flaps
      5 Stroll 1 flaps
      5 Gasly 1 flaps
      5 Grosjean 1 flaps

      1. If you remove Mercedes from F1 then you also remove last year’s Mercedes.
        Plus lazy calculations with the constructors.

        1. You call it lazy, but how can you calculate the constructors better? Max being out RBR cannot compete with just a driver, so Albon’s points are doubled.
          And you can call Racing Point “last year’s Mercedes” to your heart’s content (it really isn’t) but RP is well in the mix, one of the best teams but not a dominant one.

        2. And of course no penalty points for the WCC have been applied; you cannot copy stuff from as non-existing team

          1. Likewise you cannot take design cues from a non existent team.

      2. this was N2M2F1 of course

    5. Raikkonen beat both Ferrari cars. Good race from him.

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