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Lewis Hamilton ends season with Abu Dhabi win

Lewis Hamilton ends season with Abu Dhabi win

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Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to end the season in which he clinched his fifth world championship on a high.It was the 11th victory of the year for Hamilton, who dominated the race with a controlled drive.Hamilton performed 'doughnuts' after crossing the line, before himself and former title rival Sebastian Vettel flanked the retiring two-time world champion Fernando Alonso - before all three performed more doughnuts on the start-finish straight. The three drivers hold 11 of some of the most recent world championships won in a golden era for driving talent in the sport.Vettel took second after Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas faded to fifth, which means the Finn...
Fernando Alonso: Lewis Hamilton, Ron Dennis & where it started to go wrong at McLaren in 2007

Fernando Alonso: Lewis Hamilton, Ron Dennis & where it started to go wrong at McLaren in 2007

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Fernando Alonso: the F1 great who couldn't catch a break - part one of fiveFernando Alonso retires from Formula 1 this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as one of the sport's biggest stars but arguably its greatest enigma.The 37-year-old is a two-time world champion and has won 32 grands prix; a great achievement in absolute terms, but a relatively meagre one for a driver Lewis Hamilton rates as the best he has ever raced against. Greater success evaded Alonso - fundamentally rooted in bad choices, personality conflicts, and plain rotten luck. But what really happened along the way? Alonso's story will be published in a series of episodes this week, based on interviews with th...
Britain's Hamilton wins fifth F1 world title

Britain's Hamilton wins fifth F1 world title

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Lewis Hamilton has won his fifth F1 World Championship, making him the joint second most successful driver of all time.The 33-year-old becomes only the third man in history to win five world titles. He matches the haul of the Argentine legend Juan Manuel Fangio and is two behind all-time record holder Michael Schumacher.Hamilton needed only to finish seventh at Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix to become champion, even if Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had won - but the German could manage only second place behind the dominant Max Verstappen, despite a valiant and strong race. It was a difficult race for the Mercedes driver, who battled tyre problems throughout, but his finishing position ...
Hamilton title wait goes on as Raikkonen wins thriller in Austin

Hamilton title wait goes on as Raikkonen wins thriller in Austin

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Lewis Hamilton just failed to clinch a fifth world title when he finished third in a thrilling US Grand Prix.Mercedes let a victory slip through their fingers by delaying a second pit stop and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen took his first victory for more than five years. Hamilton's title rival and Raikkonen's team-mate Sebastian Vettel looked to have handed Hamilton the title early on when he spun battling with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. Red Bull's Max Verstappen also beat Hamilton, who will have to wait until the race in Mexico next weekend to have another chance of clinching the title.He leaves Austin, Texas, with a 70-point lead over Vettel, who eventually finished fourth, with ...
Kyle Lafferty: Rangers forward not available for Hamilton clash as Irish FA invoke five-day rule

Kyle Lafferty: Rangers forward not available for Hamilton clash as Irish FA invoke five-day rule

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denied The FIFA ruling prevents players who withdraw from international duty from playing for the next five days Rangers forward Kyle Lafferty is not available for this weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash against Hamilton after the Irish FA blocked him from playing. Lafferty was expected to be fit for Sunday’s fixture, despite his withdrawal from the Northern Ireland squad earlier this month with an alleged Achilles injury. Lafferty has won 68 caps for his country but decided to rule himself out the most recent international break The 31-year-old ‘ruled himself out’ of the matches against Austria and Bosnia-Herzegovina, according to Michael O’Neill, the Northern Ireland manager, and the Irish FA have responded b...