The F1 Abu Dhabi GP wasn’t the most exciting end to the 2019 F1 season with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton winning it at ease but had some stats on offer.
It was a straight pole for Mercedes’ Hamilton in F1 Abu Dhabi GP as Valtteri Bottas got second but had to start from the back. The British racer won the grand prix at ease with no fuss as Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen fought through to second.
He initially lost out to Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc but the Dutchman retook the place as Leclerc ended up third from a charging Bottas, who finished fourth from last, even ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Alexander Albon.
With no retirements at the front, Racing Point’s Sergio Perez was seventh having passed McLaren’s Lando Norris, with Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat ninth ahead of McLaren’s Carlos Sainz, who managed to pass Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg.
Here’s the list of the statistics and information for F1 Abu Dhabi GP:
- Hamilton scored his 84th F1 win, fifth Abu Dhabi GP victory and 11 in 2019 season
- Mercedes had its 102nd F1 win, sixth Abu Dhabi GP victory and 16 in 2019 season
- Hamilton registered his 50th F1 win from pole and equaled Ayrton Senna with 19 races to have led every lap in a grand prix. He also completed another pole, fastest lap and win sequence to have 15 now, seven behind Michael Schumacher.
- Hamilton scored its 150th podium, Verstappen his 31st and Leclerc his 10th.
- Hamilton had its 88th F1 pole and also scored the point for the fastest lap, with 47th of his career so far.
- The Top 3 finishers started in the positions they finished in Abu Dhabi GP.
- Bottas started last due to power unit changes and finished fourth, gaining 16 places. Daniil Kvyat and Kimi Raikkonen gained the second most places with four each.
- Sainz sealed sixth place in the standings with 96 points, one ahead of Pierre Gasly and four from Albon.
- Kvyat gained one position in the drivers’ championship too to be 13th, even though he had same 37 points as Hulkenberg.
- Hamilton continued his consecutive points finish streak with 33 races now since the 2018 British GP. He has equaled his own record and if he finishes in points in 2020 Australian GP, that will be a new world record.
- Hamilton was the only driver to have finished all the racing laps in 2019.
- Raikkonen went past Fernando Alonso with 315 entries to be second, while he has 312 starts in Abu Dhabi GP. Only Rubens Barrichello is ahead on the list.
- Both Mercedes drivers made Q3 at every single GP
OK, it may not have been a new world record this time, but @redbullracing weren’t going to miss out on the opportunity presented by the season finale to perform yet another DHL Fastest Pit Stop. #DHLF1 #AbuDhabiGP
— DHL_Motorsports (@DHL_Motorsports) December 1, 2019
The stats were compiled by Jack Elleker and Darshan Chokhani
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