2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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|2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix|
Race 21 of 21 in the 2018 Formula One World Championship|
|Date||25 November 2018|
|Official name||Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix|
|Location||Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||5.554 km (3.451 mi)|
|Distance||55 laps, 305.355 km (189.739 mi)|
|Time||1:40.867 on lap 54|
|Third||Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer|
The 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 25 November 2018 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The race was the final round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship and marked the tenth running of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the tenth time that the race has been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950.
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McLaren announced they would be using a special one-off livery to celebrate the last race of Fernando Alonso. This was the first time McLaren had run a special livery since the 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix.
Title standings before the race
Prior to the race, Lewis Hamilton had already secured the 2018 World Drivers' Championship title, while his team, Mercedes, had secured the 2018 World Constructors' Championship title. Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth World Drivers' title at the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix; following the Brazilian Grand Prix he led Sebastian Vettel by 81 points with Kimi Räikkönen being third, a further 51 points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes led Ferrari by 67 points with only one race remaining in the season, with Red Bull Racing being third in the standings.
|5||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer||1:37.117||1:36.964||1:35.401||5|
|6||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer||1:37.195||1:36.144||1:35.589||6|
|9||31||Esteban Ocon||Force India-Mercedes||1:36.936||1:36.814||1:36.540||9|
|11||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Renault||1:37.757||1:36.982||11|
|14||11||Sergio Pérez||Force India-Mercedes||1:37.255||1:37.541||14|
|16||28||Brendon Hartley||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||1:37.994||16|
|17||10||Pierre Gasly||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||1:38.166||17|
|107% time: 1:43.549|
- ^1 – Fernando Alonso received three five-second penalties for leaving the track and gaining an advantage. Esteban Ocon received one five-second penalty for the same offence.
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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