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Valtteri Bottas Wins The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The final race of the Formula One season turned out to be something of a procession as Valtteri Bottas signed off with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver started on pole position at Las Marinas and he finished ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who had already wrapped up the F1 Drivers Championship title a few weeks ago.

Sebastian Vettel could only finish third, with Kimi Raikkonen taking fourth and Max Verstappen fifth.

Valtteri Bottas Takes Pole Position At The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The final race of the Formula One season takes place in Abu Dhabi this weekend and Valtteri Bottas will start on pole position following a hugely impressive performance in today's qualifying.

Lewis Hamilton has already won the Drivers' Championship title but it was his Mercedes teammate, Bottas, who starred in qualifying on Saturday, taking a fourth career pole.

The Finnish driver will start on the front of the grid in Sunday's race, alongside Hamilton, while the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel starts third and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo is fourth.

Talking Points Ahead Of The Final Race Of The Season
Roy Brindley
The Sportsman Reporter
Lewis Hamilton has the World Championship in the bag, sealing the deal in Mexico when finishing ninth after suffering from a puncture on the opening…
Hamilton Crashes Out Of Practice In Brazil
Mark Taylor
The Sportsman Reporter
There has been drama involving Lewis Hamilton in the qualifying at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton crashed on his first lap of qualifying and will…
A Touching Tale From This Year's Poppy Appeal
David Irwin
The Sportsman Reporter
Army veteran turned racing driver Mike Close is supporting this year’s Poppy Appeal launch in Newcastle. Mike, 30, and fiancée Lyndsay from Northumberland run their…
Speculating On What Lewis Hamilton Will Do Next
David Irwin
The Sportsman Reporter
Lewis Hamilton became the most successful British Formula One driver of all time yesterday when he claimed his fourth Driver's Championship title at the Mexico GP.…
Hamilton Closing In On Fantastic Four
Roy Brindley
The Sportsman Reporter
Mercedes clinched their fourth consecutive Constructor’s Title in Texas last week and Lewis Hamilton will probably take his fourth World Drivers Championship this Sunday in…
Hamilton Should Win The Title Next Weekend After US Win
Simon Lillicrap
The Sportsman Reporter
British driver Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of scooping his fourth world title after winning the United States Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver has…
Hamilton Wins In Austin

Louis Hamilton has made a step closer to a fourth World Championship title with a win in the US Grand Prix in Texas.

Hamilton led throughout to land his sixth victory in the States. Sebastian Vettel finished second which means Hamilton will have to wait another week to claim the title.

Mercedes however won a fourth successive Constructers title.

Lewis Hamilton Records Track Record At US GP

British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has broken the track record at a US GP practice session.

Hamilton recorded the fastest lap in each of three practice sessions over the weekend including a record time of 1:34.478.

He can become the joint-most successful British driver in history with a victory in Austin tomorrow, which would earn him a fourth Driver's Championship.

He'll top the grid tomorrow.

Hamilton's Golden Opportunity
Roy Brindley
The Sportsman Reporter
The first Grand Prix at the ‘Circuit of the Americas’ in Austin, Texas, took place in 2011 and, for the most part, it has proved…
Fernando Alonso To Stay At McLaren In 2018

Fernando Alonso will drive for McLaren in 2018, it has been confirmed.

The Spanish double world champion has had a torrid time of late, but will be hoping that he can challenge with McLaren next season.

Lewis Hamilton Wins The Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton started the Japanese Grand Prix on pole and he never looked like giving up first place as he stormed to victory at Suzuka this morning.

Hamilton's victory, allied with Sebastian Vettel's retirement with an engine problem, means that the Brit can land a fourth world title if he wins the USA Grand Prix in two weeks time and Vettel finishes fifth or lower.

All Change At Williams
Gary Moss
The Sportsman Reporter
Just as atrocities in Las Vegas have kept the ‘nuclear threat’ from North Korea out of the headlines, the misfortune that has seen Ferrari’s Sebastian…
Max Verstappen Wins Malaysian GP

Max Verstappen dominated the Malaysian Grand Prix to take the chequered flag ahead of Lewis Hamilton in second and Daniel Ricciardo in third.

Despite not winning the race, Hamilton extended his lad at the top of the Drivers Championship after Sebastien Vettel finished fourth.

It was a remarkable performance from the German who started the race at the back of the grid and was able to minimise the damage done by the Brit.

Hamilton is now 34 points clear at the top.

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