TOP 10: Lewis Hamilton's best F1 wins
    TOP 10: Lewis Hamilton's best F1 wins

    STEP The 2019 battle between Ferrari and Mercedes looks set to be as fierce and unrelenting as it was last year, with the two teams ending winter testing on Friday separated by just 0.003s – Sebastian Vettel ahead of Lewis Hamilton at Spain's Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

    Before taking over his Mercedes W10 for the day from team mate Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton used his lunchtime media session to suggest that Ferrari had a half second advantage over Mercedes currently. But that didn’t appear to be the case, as Hamilton trumped first Bottas’ time, before just failing to pip Vettel’s.

    And if Ferrari were unhappy about appearing to have their advantage wiped away, there was more bad news, after an electrical issue on Sebastian Vettel’s car caused him to stop out on track early on in the afternoon session, bringing out the red flags. With the team claiming the issue would take too long to fix, the SF90 was put back in its box and the team ended their 2019 pre-season test early.

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    2018 Brazilian GP
    Esteban Ocon, Force India VJM11 Mercedes, collides with race leader Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB14 Tag Heuer during the Brazilian GP on November 11, 2018 in Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Brazil. (Photo by Steve Etherington / LAT Images)


    Abu Dhabi 2021

    Race results

    1 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing 1:30:17.345 26
    2 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes +2.256s 18
    3 Carlos Sainz SAI Ferrari +5.173s 15
    4 Yuki Tsunoda TSU AlphaTauri +5.692s 12
    5 Pierre Gasly GAS AlphaTauri +6.531s 10
    6 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes +7.463s 8
    7 Lando Norris NOR McLaren +59.200s 6
    8 Fernando Alonso ALO Alpine +61.708s 4
    9 Esteban Ocon OCO Alpine +64.026s 2
    10 Charles Leclerc LEC Ferrari +66.057s 1

    Driver champ

    1 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 395.5
    2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 387.5
    3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 226
    4 Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing 190
    5 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 164.5
    6 Lando Norris McLaren 160
    7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 159
    8 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 115
    9 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 110
    10 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo Racing 10
    11 Esteban Ocon Alpine 74
    12 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 43
    13 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 34
    14 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 32
    15 George Russell Williams 16
    16 Fernando Alonso Alpine 81
    16 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing 10
    17 Nicholas Latifi Williams 7
    18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 3
    19 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team
    20 Robert Kubica Alfa Romeo Racing

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