Valtteri Bottas outpaced his Mercedes team-mate and world championship leader Lewis Hamilton by the finest of margins on Saturday to claim a dramatic pole position for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
Hamilton, who finished third in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after making return from a bout of coronavirus, said talks with team chief Toto Wolff were likely to start in the next ‘couple of weeks.’
The American told motorsport.com that number could be achieved at 10 circuits. Organisers have said they are aiming for 15-18 races, ending with a double-header in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi in December.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen emerged winner at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas marina Circuit on Sunday. With the win, the Belgian took his second victory of the season and 10th of his career.
Valtteri Bottas took full advantage of a troubled day for his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to claim the ninth win of his career with a measured drive to victory in Sunday’s incident-packed Russian Grand Prix.
Pierre Gasly secured a maiden Formula One triumph on Sunday when he won a tumultuous Italian Grand Prix for the Alpha Tauri team after crashes, penalties and safety cars had tipped expectations upside down at Monza.
Humiliated on home soil, Ferrari departed the Italian Grand Prix licking their wounds but looking ahead to next weekend’s party to celebrate a team and Formula One landmark.
Lewis Hamilton is one win away from matching Michael Schumacher’s all-time record 91 and the Mercedes Formula One driver will be favourite to get the job done in Russia on Sunday.
A team of experts at the Yas Marina Circuit are busy in making sure that everything is ready and set to go ahead as the iconic track prepares to host the Formula One season finale- the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020.
Lewis Hamilton has become synonym with racing, either it is on or off the track. He is racing against ‘time’ itself to be fit for the season-ending Formula One finale in Abu Dhabi, having missed Bahrain GP after testing positive for COVID-19.