Sport

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix LIVE: Race build and today’s latest updates

Verstappen ‘Will Do Anything’ to Beat Lewis Hamilton

Follow live news as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen fight for the 2021 Formula One championship in Grand Prix Abu Dhabi today.

Verstappen couldn’t hide his joy after beat Hamilton for pole position in today’s race with a fascinating title race set to finally finish. The Red Bull star described the qualification as “a great feeling” after making a lap 0.371 seconds faster than the Mercedes. And with both men level on points heading into the final race of the season at Yas Marina Circuit, it is winner take all, with the Dutch-Belgian driver admitting that he is “Extremely happy with this. Of course that’s what we want but it’s never been easy, especially with their recent form.”

While Hamilton, aiming for his eighth world title, which would break ties between him and legendary Michael Schumacher, expressed disappointment after his defeat in the qualifiers: “Max had a great lap today so we can’t compete with that moment finishing there.”

The Constructors’ championship remains to be claimed, with Red Bull hoping to upset Mercedes, who are 28 points ahead, and they have secured a qualification advantage as their second driver Sergio Perez will line up. fourth, although McLaren’s Lando Norris produced a sensational performance. third, with the Briton admitted that he was “nervous” watching the film unfold from his position at the starting line. Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas could only come sixth and trail behind Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari.

Monitor the construction process and live updates before a thrilling finale arrives F1 Season:

1639300790

F1 Abu Dhabi Race

Hamilton, meanwhile, gave an excited response when asked if a similar tactic was in the works with his teammate Valtteri Bottas.

“No, it is not discussed. We never really made it,” he said.

“I want Valtteri to focus on him. We work as a team, it’s never something that we discuss or work on and I don’t believe it should be done.”

Hamilton was mocked by the massive Dutch support as he spoke after finishing second – but claiming it would only motivate him: “There’s a lot of oranges here, but I don’t care, it made no difference for me.

“It makes no difference to the way I go about my life. If anything I use it as fuel, so I’m grateful for it in one way or another. ”

(AFP via Getty Images)

Ben BurrowsDecember 12, 2021 09:19

1639300070

F1 Abu Dhabi Race

Verstappen also revealed a pre-qualifying plan with teammate Sergio Perez was worked out to perfection, Red Bull secondly offering a pull in his slip line to increase the Dutchman’s time in the effort. his fastest.

“It was discussed before qualifying,” he added. “It’s also wonderfully done, but it’s not by any distance. I could have hit a tenth (second) by the time I turned nine.

“Checo is a great teammate and a pleasure to work with, also a big “thank you” to him.”

Ben BurrowsDecember 12, 2021 09:07

1639299350

F1 Abu Dhabi Race

However, Verstappen didn’t have it all his way, when he discovered what should have been, his racing tire was running wide during the second qualifying session.

Red Bull will now start on soft tyres, unlikely to be the best track compound, with Hamilton going to start on the preferred medium rubber.

Team boss Christian Horner admits the flat position has “forced the hand” of Red Bull on racing strategy.

“It was a great feeling,” Verstappen said. “We definitely improved the car again in qualifying. So far this weekend it’s been ongoing, but I’m super happy with this. That has never been easy, especially with their performance in recent races.

“I feel good on both tyres. Naturally a bit cooler at night, maybe soft tires will be easier, but we’ll see tomorrow.

“Of course in Q2 I had a stable position across the vehicles and had to get promoted again. The car feels pretty good in these last two laps. ”

(Beautiful pictures)

Ben BurrowsDecember 12, 2021, 08:55

1639298870

F1 Abu Dhabi Race

Hamilton was finally satisfied with second after admitting his Mercedes couldn’t match a minute 22,109 seconds of witnessing the Verstappen seal mast – the Briton also joked he was pleased to know his opponent will be given suggestions where he can run off the track.

“Max played great today so in the end we couldn’t compete with that moment. It looks really powerful in practice,” he said.

“We couldn’t answer that round, it was a great round from him, but we are in a good position. I can’t beat that moment that he did today and he absolutely deserves the title. I’m grateful I can see where he is.

“Good car, Max did great on that last lap. All in all, through practice and into qualifying, the car feels solid. The last two laps weren’t easy… I certainly can’t complain, but of course we wish we were a little quicker today.”

Ben BurrowsDecember 12, 2021, 08:47

1639298434

F1 Abu Dhabi Race

This is where we are with a race to go in a thrilling Formula 1 season.

1. Max Verstappen, Red Bull: 369.5

2. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes: 369.5

3. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes: 218 units

4. Sergio Perez, Red Bull: 190

5. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari: 158

6. Lando Norris, McLaren: 154

7. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari: 149.5

8. Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren: 115

9. Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri Honda: 100

10. Fernando Alonso, Alpine: 77

(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Ben BurrowsDecember 12, 2021, 08:40

1639298130

F1 Abu Dhabi Race

The results of last weekend’s Saudi Arabia win, as well as the fastest lap, mean Hamilton and Verstappen are currently locked on 369.5 points with one race of the season remaining.

The pair has traded at the top of the charts throughout the season.

Hamilton has won his last three races and also set the fastest lap at Sunday’s enthralling Saudi Grand Prix, putting him on par with Verstappen with 369.5 points.

Neither driver needs a win in Abu Dhabi to claim the crown, it’s entirely up to whom to finish in the better position.

If both drivers fail to finish the race, Verstappen will be crowned world champion by winning nine races this season over Hamilton eight.

While Hamilton has seven titles and is looking for a record eighth title, Verstappen is looking for a successful first championship.

Ben BurrowsDecember 12, 2021, 08:35

1639297916

F1 Abu Dhabi Race

Max Verstappen flew back to claim pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ending the season with a superb lap to leave title rival Lewis Hamilton in second on the grid.

After Hamilton dominated practice sessions in his Mercedes – in his quest for an eighth Formula One world championship record – Verstappen, with a drag in the slip line of Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez, set the unavailability time of one minute 22,109 seconds to claim what could prove to be the most important pole of his career.

Verstappen went into the season finale at the Yas Marina Circuit, alongside defending champion Hamilton at the top of the standings.

Hamilton will at least start second, with a 0.371 second slower time when the title protagonists are locked in the front row.

McLaren’s Lando Norris performed well to take third place for McLaren as Perez went fourth fastest in second Red Bull.

(Beautiful pictures)

Ben BurrowsDecember 12, 2021, 08:31

1639297675

F1 Abu Dhabi Race

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen compete for the 2021 Formula 1 title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix today.

Verstappen can’t hide his excitement after beating Hamilton to pole position in today’s race with an exciting title race set to come to an end. The Red Bull star described the degree as “a great feeling” after making a lap 0.371 seconds faster than the Mercedes.

And with both men level on points heading into the final race of the season at the Yas Marina Circuit, the winner takes it all, with the Dutch-Belgian driver admitting he’s “extremely happy.” with this. Of course that’s what we want but it’s never been easy, especially with their recent form.”

While Hamilton, headed for his eighth world title, which would break his ties with legend Michael Schumacher, expressed disappointment following the qualifying defeat: “Max played fantastic today. so we can’t compete with that moment at the end there. ”

We’ll have all the latest updates from what promises to be an all-day thriller.

Ben BurrowsDecember 12, 2021 08:27

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/motor-racing/formula1/f1-abu-dhabi-grand-prix-live-stream-result-b1974396.html F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix LIVE: Race build and today’s latest updates

JACLYN DIAZ

USTimeToday is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@ustimetoday.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button