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F1 racing, Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen downgrades F1 – 2020

Having the advantage of winning a pole on Saturday, not having a big challenge during the race, Max Verstappen and Red Bull closed the season by winning in Abu Dhabi 2020.

But the big titles of the year belonged to Mercedes, and Of course the remaining two positions on the podium belong to them, with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.

Late Sunday afternoon at Yas Marina Circuit, where the final race of the 2020 season takes place, full of volatility due to global pandemic. It was also Magnussen’s final Formula 1 race for his team.

Vettel and Sainz are the last leg of the current race, before moving to a new team. As Perez, the last race for Racing Point, then the future is unknown, or as Grosjean – the injured racer – does not have the good farewell Haas. But with Magnussen and Haas, today’s race is their own mark with the team, the 100th race of the American team in F1.

Compared to the ranking results on Saturday, there were 3 punishments issued. Leclerc was fined 3 places to 12, caused by the collision at Sakhir GP last week. Perez and Magnussen will start at the end of the race, after replacing engine components in excess of the specified number.

The temperature at Yas Marina before the race was 23ºC, the road surface temperature was about 28ºC. During the race, when it got late at night, the temperature dropped even lower. So the ability to maintain a good tire performance will create the opportunity to attack and overtake the opponent.

There are 5 riders that will start on Medium tires: Vertappen, Bottas, Hamilton, Sainz and Leclerc. With soft tires (Soft) also has 5 riders Norris, Albon, Stroll and duo Apha Tauri. The rest of the drivers have the option of tire at the start of the race. Pirelli predicts, if one stop will be 18 rounds of Medium and 37 rounds of hard tires (Hard), or Soft tires 14 rounds, then 41 rounds of Hard. If you choose 2pit-stop, the strategy would be 12 Soft, 31 Hard and 12 Soft to finish 55 laps.

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F1 racing, Abu Dhabi GP: The end of the emotional journey 2020 (Part 2)

The tournament came to an end, along with the battle for the third place of the Racing Point, McLauren and Renault teams.

Perez’s victory at Sakhir GP together with Stroll in third place brought Racing Point back to top 3. Racing Point currently has 194 points, leading McLauren and Renault 10 and 22 points, respectively.

In addition, Valtteri Bottas also need to be careful because his runner-up position can still be taken away by Max Verstappen if the end result is favorable for Red Bull’s racer.

Abu Dhabi is the ultimate race for some riders. Kevin Magnussen will move on to ISMA racing alongside Chip Ganassi Racing next year. Perez and Albon both currently do not know where to go for next season. Sebastian Vettel will have the final race for Ferrari before replacing Perez next season, while there is no information on Albon’s future.

Will Red Bull stick with Albon or replace it with Perez? It seems Sunday’s race will partially clear this up. Grosjean will miss the season / career finish, meaning Pietro Fittipaldi will take his place.

Mick Schumacher will make his debut after a misty appointment at the Nürburgring racetrack. The F2 champion will join Nikita Mazepin for the Haas team next year. So Friday’s probation brings him valuable experiences for the coming year.

Hamilton’s health is now better, but he still needs to have passed tests to be able to move and at least before the grading session to be able to race to the end of this season. Russell’s performance was so impressive that if Hamilton could not attend the race, the second chance would come to Russell.

Hamilton has up to five victories at the Abu Dhabi GP, but his attendance is still unknown. The third-place battle of the teams is still very intense, so the race is still worth the wait.

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F1 racing, Abu Dhabi GP: The end of the emotional journey 2020

 After more than 5 months of competition, the special F1 2020 season will finally come to an end this weekend under the night lights at Yas Marina racecourse, Abu Dhabi.

From the mountainous regions of Austria in early July to the desert area in Abu Dhabi in December, the F1 organizers have worked hard to organize 17 races across 12 different countries.

They bring excitement to millions of fans in this unprecedented year, along with jobs for insiders, FIAs, racing teams, caster and race staff. And only one final race will end this season in F1 history.

The Abu Dhabi GP first appeared on the F1 schedule in 2009, being the first to take place in the day and night transition (starting at dusk). The tournament was held at Yas Marina Circuit, one of architect Hermann Tilke’s most recent designs.

The racetrack is located on the island of Yas, only 30 minutes from the capital Abu Dhabi, UAE. Officially inaugurated with two-day test of GP2 Asia in October 2009, the first official race of the Abu Dhabi GP 2009 was held on November 1, 2009.

The track has five sections – the main stand, the West stand, the North stand, the South stand, the Marina – with 41,093 seats. Developed on a marina, the complex also includes an amusement park, water park and residential area, hotels and beaches.

The Yas Marina Circuit has a lap length of 5,554 km with all 21 corners with the longest straight stretch of 1.14 km between the 7th and 8th corners. Drivers will have to complete 55 laps for the total length. is 305,355 km.

FIA designs two DRS zones on this racetrack, area 1 is between the seventh and eighth corner, respectively, with the predetermined point of turn 7, and area 2 is right after the next chicane, the mid-section of crab 10. and 11 with the score after the 9. The fastest lap record held by Lewis Hamilton with the performance in the main race in 2019 is 1 minute 39,283 seconds.

Tire selection for Abu Dhabi GP is the same as last year with C3 for Hard tires, C4 for Medium tires, C5 for Soft tires. The teams are all too familiar with Yas Marina, which will help them achieve maximum performance in this last race.

Teams will be provided with only prototype C4 tires for the year 2021 for testing at least 8 laps and for use in FP2 only. There is also a post-season test that took place on Tuesday after the Abu Dhabi GP.