Lewis Hamilton takes dominant Abu Dhabi pole position
A great pole position was procured by lewis Hamilton for your season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The entire world champion, who hadn’t had a pole because the German Grand Prix in late July, beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.194 seconds.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has been 0.360secs behind, as there was another foul-up in Ferrari.
Charles Leclerc did not cross the line in the time to begin a last lap and appeared to attribute team-mate Sebastian Vettel.
The incident is unlikely to enhance relations at Ferrari, whose drivers crashed together to put both cars out of the race, although leclerc managed to adapt 1 spot ahead of Vettel.
“We are not going to create it,” Leclerc said over the radioafter being advised before in the lap that they were tight over time. “Seb is slowing .”
Red Bull’s Alexander Albon took position, together using all Lando Norris greatest of the rest.
Hamilton was thrilled to end his season – he’s confessed the fact Bottas had yet another compared him to this point was rankling with him.
“Definitely an excellent qualifying session for us,” he explained. “It has not been the easiest to us this season but we’ve kept plugging away. The car is nicely suited to this monitor and it has been feeling great. Yesterday was hard and I needed to reset myself to get now. The lap felt special and the next one was an improvement.
“I don’t believe my qualifying has been dreadful but maybe not up to my usual standard. It is my final qualifying session on this car and it has been a genuine incredible journey with this year so to finish it using a pole is a great feeling.”
Bottas won’t have the capacity to challenge Hamilton in the race, because he will start for using too many engine components.
The race battle – if there is one – is likely to be alongside the Mercedes after Bottas’ penalty between Hamilton and Verstappen, who’ll start on the front row.
Verstappen explained:”We just seemed to lack a bit of grip in contrast to them. They’re so dominant with this track and we are only lacking a little too much in this industry. We need to be realistic and also I think Mercedes is really fast but we’ll give it everything we have from the race.”
This has been a year characterised by difficulties at Ferrari, whether errors by the motorists or group, that have handicapped their own season.
In the end, this one probably didn’t affect anything. Ferrari had not seemed quick enough to struggle for rod, and Verstappen had been to the very first runs in qualifying ahead of Leclerc.
And the situation didn’t favour Vettel because though Leclerc did not get a chance to increase his time, and Vettel failed, the German didn’t improve on his final lap and stayed 0.12secs behind his team-mate.
In fact, to sending Leclerc out too late the fault this time seemed to lie.
The two Ferraris were together with Vettel, Bottas, Albon, leading Verstappen and Leclerc, in the back of a series of cars.
All backed up wanting to get the starting place that is optimum it seems as if Leclerc was just the unlucky victim of the.
For your race, the Ferrari drivers’ve chosen a split plan, Leclerc while Vettel will begin about the softs, beginning like the Mercedes and Red Bull drivers.
Norris finished an Fantastic rookie season on the second McLaren of Carlos Sainz, the grid , ahead of Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo and the second Renault of Nico Hulkenberg.
At the trunk, his qualifying record was kept up by George Russell against Williams team-mate Robert Kubica, that he has out-qualified in every race this year.