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Max Verstappen Caps Championship With Season Finale Triumph – EAST AUTO NEWS

Max Verstappen Caps Championship With Season Finale Triumph


Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen took his fifteenth win of the 2022 System 1 season with victory within the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.

Ranging from the pole place, Verstappen managed the race from the entrance and was by no means threatened as he took a sometimes dominant win and prolonged his report for many Grand Prix wins in a single season.

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“It was an excellent race. It was all about tyre administration. I believe we taken care of the Mediums fairly effectively after which on the Onerous tyres managing till the tip,” mentioned Verstappen, who received final yr’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in contentious circumstances.

“Unbelievable to win once more right here. A fifteenth win of the season is unbelievable. It’s been actually pleasurable to work with the entire staff and to have the ability to obtain one thing like this.

“I do know it’s going to be laborious to duplicate one thing like this, however it is usually superb motivation to try to do effectively once more subsequent yr.”

Behind Verstappen, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took benefit of a one-stop technique to complete second, with Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez having to accept third after being unable to overtake Leclerc, experiences Xinhua.

Leclerc’s teammate Carlos Sainz completed fourth, forward of Mercedes’ George Russell.

McLaren’s Lando Norris was better of the remainder in sixth with Alpine’s Esteban Ocon seventh, forward of Lance Stroll in his Aston Martin and Norris’ teammate Daniel Ricciardo, in what could show to be the Australian’s ultimate Grand Prix.

Taking the ultimate level was Stroll’s teammate Sebastian Vettel, who got here residence tenth in his 299th Grand Prix and his final race earlier than retirement. The German joined the highest three finishers instantly after the race as all of them partook in some celebratory doughnuts on the Yas Marina Circuit’s start-finish straight.

World champion Verstappen ended the season with a record-breaking factors complete of 454. Leclerc’s second place additionally edged him forward of Perez into second place within the standings, with the 2 ending on 308 and 305 factors respectively.

Within the Constructors’ Championship, Crimson Bull completed with 759 factors, forward of Ferrari with 554 and Mercedes with 515.

The 2023 System 1 season kicks off subsequent March 5 with the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Max Verstappen Caps Championship With Season Finale Triumph – EAST AUTO NEWS
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