Lewis took his 73rd career victory today, his eleventh of the 2018 season and fourth at the Yas Marina Circuit, Sebastian Vettel was forced to play second at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale as the Mercedes driver took his 11th win of the season, enjoying a serene performance that perfectly reflected his majestic run to his fifth title this year.
Ricciardo completed a brilliant clean sweep that including topping all three practice sessions, plus all three segments of qualifying. The win was the seventh of his career, but his first when starting from within the top three, with Sebastian Vettel back on the podium in second place, Lewis Hamilton in P3, his sixth podium in Monte Carlo and Kimi Raikkonen fending off Bottas in the Mercedes to claim fourth.
Sensational victory in China on Sunday for Daniel Ricciardo , was the sixth of his career. In all of them, he has never started the race higher than fourth.
2018 car launches and testing
|Feb 15||Williams launch|
|Feb 20||Renault, Sauber launches|
|Feb 22||Mercedes, Ferrari launches|
|Feb 23||McLaren launch|
|Feb 26||Toro Rosso launch|
|TBC||Red Bull launch|
|TBC||Force India launch|
|Feb 26 – Mar 1||1st F1 pre-season test|
|Mar 6 – Mar 9||2nd F1 pre-season test|
Sebastian Vettel won today’s Brazilian Grand Prix, held at the Interlagos circuit. It is Scuderia Ferrari’s 229th Formula One win, the fifth this season for the team and for Seb. Kimi Raikkonen also made it to the podium having finished third.
The story linking Formula 1 and the United States is a long and complex one. A story which, for several years, in two eras and at different tracks, crossed paths with that of Indianapolis, as the 500 Miles was part of the F1 world championship from the 50s to the 60s and also featured a backdrop of street circuits such as Las Vegas, Dallas, Detroit, Long Beach and Phoenix and permanent tracks at Riverside, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Indy again, before finally landing up at the Circuit of the Americas.