In his last race in F1, Fernando Alonso failed to score points.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (AFP) –
The British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won on Sunday Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Formula 1 in the circuit Yas Marina, the last race of the 2018 season and the Spanish rider Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
Hamilton, five-time world champion, won his 73rd career victory ahead of German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
In his last grand prize Alonso He finished 11, out of points. "It has been a privilege, thanks to the Formula 1I will always be an amateur of this show ", said the double world champion (2005 and 2006).
Australian rider Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), who will race for Renault next year, finished fourth, ahead of Finn Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), who did not win a race in 2018.
In sixth place finished Carlos Sainz Jr. (Renault), substitute of Alonso in McLaren for 2019. The Mexican Sergio Pérez (Racing Point Force India) finished eighth.
In the first round the German Nico Hülkenberg (Renault) suffered a spectacular accident that happily left unscathed.
O Formula 1 will return on March 17 with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
"I know that next year Sebastian (Vettel) will come back very strong," he said. Hamilton, who dropped out of pole and then traded tires, a successful strategy to sign his eleventh win of the year.