Formula 1 2020: Racing Point's Sergio Perez bids tearful farewell after engine failure wrecks Abu Dhabi GP
"It is sad to be leaving the team this way," said Perez, who said he retained hopes of staying in Formula One with Red Bull, if they chose him as a replacement for Alex Albon.
"I plan to be here next year, I want to be here next year," Lewis Hamilton told reporters after the race.
On his final lap, slowing down round the Yas Marina Circuit, Vettel surprised many by singing an Italian song about Ferrari on the team radio system.
"Physically? Massively," Lewis Hamilton said, when asked directly about how much COVID-19 had hit him.
Max Verstappen finished 16 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas and 18.4 clear of world champion Lewis Hamilton as Red Bull enjoyed a rare and significant success over both Mercedes cars.
Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas back on top ahead of Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes rule practice sessions
Bottas clocked a best lap in 1min 36.276sec to outpace Hamilton, back after a bout of Covid-19 that forced him to miss an F1 race for the first time, by 0.203 seconds.
The seven-time champion, who missed last weekend’s action-packed Sakhir Grand Prix due to a bout of Covid-19, admitted he needed a few laps to settle in again.
Hamilton missed last Sunday's Sakhir GP, but the FIA and Mercedes both confirmed that he had passed a number of negative COVID-19 tests after completing a 10-day quarantine period in Bahrain
Formula 1 2020: With future up in the air, Racing Point's Sergio Perez eyeing job at hand at Abu Dhabi GP
Perez may be without a seat in 2021 as four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel replaces him after leaving Ferrari.
Formula 1 2020: Ferrari chief Mattia Binotto heads back to Italy after falling ill before Abu Dhabi GP
Binotto is heading home this weekend and will not be working from the factory, according to reports. He is understood to be staying home and resting.
Formula 1 2020: Romain Grosjean to miss Abu Dhabi GP due to burns from horror crash at Bahrain, announce Haas
Next week's race at Yas Marina was to have been the Frenchman Romain Grosjean's last for the Haas team.
Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton gets easy win, Max Verstappen vs Charles Leclerc and other talking points from Abu Dhabi GP
By collecting 25 points with a win at Abu Dhabi GP, Lewis Hamilton amassed 413 points in the Drivers’ Championship for his highest points score in a season. He thus crossed 400 points for the second season in a row.
Formula 1 2019: Ferrari fined 50,000 euros for fuel irregularity in Charles Leclerc's car at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Charles Leclerc had been fighting for third in the overall standings with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who finished second to Mercedes’s race winner Lewis Hamilton.
Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton wraps up season with dominant victory at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; Max Verstappen finishes second
Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton ended a triumphant Formula 1 season in style on Sunday with a dominant victory from pole position for Mercedes in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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World champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fastest in the final practice session of the Formula 1 season on Saturday, denying champions Mercedes a clean sweep in Abu Dhabi.
Formula 1 2019: From Verstappen, Leclerc's fight to Alfa Romeo's challenge for Racing Point, contests to look forward to at Abu Dhabi GP
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be the last race of the 2019 Formula 1 season. While Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have already claimed both world championships a few races ago, there are several other important and exciting championship battles waiting to be decided.
Formula 1 2019: Valtteri Bottas emerges fastest in first practice of Abu Dhabi GP; Sebastian Vettel spins out
Valtteri Bottas lapped fastest for Mercedes in first practice for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Friday while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel spun and hit the barriers to end the session.
Formula 1 2019: As fairytale season goes sour, disappointed Robert Kubica to walk away after Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
It has not been the fairytale return to Formula One that Robert Kubica had hoped for.