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Abu Dhabi GP: Lewis Hamilton signs off from F1 2019 with win

Baku, December 2, AZERTAC

Lewis Hamilton claimed one of the most dominant victories of his glittering sixth title-winning season at the Abu Dhabi GP to sign off from F1 2019 in ultimate style, according to Sky Sports.

The Briton matched his personal-best tally of 11 victories in one year - and set a new points record (413) for a season - with an immaculate performance under the lights of the Yas Marina circuit, winning by 17 seconds from Max Verstappen.

Verstappen capped his own fine 2019 with a second place after winning a duel with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. It confirmed the Dutchman's third place behind Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in the Drivers' Championship.

Leclerc overtook the Dutchman on the first lap, but Verstappen's ability to run longer on his tyres through the first stint proved key and he was able to re-pass the Ferrari on track in a bold but brilliant overtake after the first stops.

Leclerc kept third place after a Sunday evening investigation into a fuel discrepancy on his Ferrari.

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