Red Bull driver Max Verstappen competes during the qualifying session of the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. Associated Press
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.
Lewis Hamilton claimed his first pole position in four months with a scorching record lap at the Yas Marina circuit on Saturday for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Valterri Bottas.
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.’
At Al Forsan International Sports Resort, fans were treated to an entertaining day of action with the riders from the UAE, region and across the world taking part in six categories across eight classes.
In the third week 23 matches were played in four disciplines, reflecting the interest of the UAE in general and the Emirate of Sharjah in particular in promoting sports.
The 35-year-old climbed to his player's box afterwards to embrace his mother and broke down in uncontrollable tears, collapsing to the ground sobbing.