ABU DHABI, U.S.A. United Arab Emirates – won the first annual victory of Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas team last week on the second day of Abu Dhabin Grand Prix.
Hamilton does not prove anything after winning the 10th race on the Formula One Championship for his fifth race. However, on Friday, he had a bad season with two tires.
This year, won by Bottas, it was not .044 seconds for Mercedes Red Bull Max Verstappen driver, than the Yas Marina circuit. Bottas was the last three professional career winner last year.
"It must be on top of the seemingly busy schedule, but we have to keep it up and I need more training myself," said Finn. "At the weekend my goal is to repeat the last year's result".
Red Bulle driver Daniel Ricciardo was the third fastest in the second round, after Hamilton.
Vettel held second place in Hamilton in the second round, at the end of the Kimi Raikkonen team.
The start of the session began at 5:00 p.m. and finished Saturday and under the conditions of the racing race under the mirrors.
Earlier, Verstapp was faster in the first half of the first day. Ricciardo came next, Bottas third, and Hamilton fourth behind a second.
"There were a lot of slippery around and we struggled with tires," Hamilton said. "There is a lot of difference between the two sessions."
Verstappen won and was surprised by the other four podium finishes that he won in the last six races, ranked fourth in the standings.
Bottas got only three points in the fifth place in Verstappo, which won two races this season. He won a third, but Esteban Ocon stayed behind. In the second half, the Brazilian won twice in the second place, after gaining Hamilton.
"The car seems to work very well, better than expected and we have lived in Brazil," said Verstappen. "The beginning was positive, it was the most gentle".
The race will be the final with Red Bull, with Ricciardo next year. Australia has won two races, and Renault has lost eight motorcycling riders.
Ricciardo won two of the six races – China and Monaco – and has not been on the podium.
"Since Monaco I expect a solid weekend and now this is my last chance with the team. I want more," Ricciardo said. "Fortunately when we were somewhere in the podium, I'm ranked."
Red Bull has changed the Honda engine for Renault in 2019 and ironically it will drive Ricciardo this year with the same engines that have caused many last complications.
Raikkonen's final race will be Ferrari next year, before leaving Sauber, leaving the 21-year-old Charles Leclerc Monaco Sauber Ferrari.
Two times F1 champion Fernando Alonso McLaren – and F1 left the uprising – on Sunday to get another race race interest.
Third and final practices are classified on Saturday afternoon.
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