Max Verstappen, the Dutch driver of the Red Bull team, came first in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last leg of the Formula 1 World Championship.


    The 22nd match of the 2022 season, in which Max Verstappen secured the drivers’ championship and Red Bull the constructors’ championship, was held on the 5.2-kilometer Yas Marina Track in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, over 58 laps.


    Verstappen took control of the race, which he started on pole position, and reached the 15th of the season and the 35th of his career. Verstappen thus improved his own record for the most race wins in a season.


    Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was second, 8.7 seconds behind the leader, and Sergio Perez was third, 10.1 seconds behind teammate Verstappen.


    The 7-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes team), who could not complete the fight due to a malfunction in his car, has ended at least one race winning streak in every season that has lasted for 15 years.


    VETTEL IS IN THE LAST RACE


    Sebastian Vettel, the German driver of the Aston Martin team, finished his last race in Formula 1, which he stepped into in 2007, in 10th place.


    Vettel, 35, has been on the podium 122 times in the championship where he previously competed for BMW Sauber, Toro Rosso, Red Bull and Ferrari teams.


    Having won four world championships in a row between 2010 and 2013 with the Red Bull team, Vettel won 53 races and 57 pole positions in his career.


    Vettel is third on the list of drivers with the most race wins, behind Lewis Hamilton (103) and Michael Schumacher (91).


    Vettel is also 4th on the list of drivers with the most championships, after Hamilton (7), Schumacher (7) and Juan Manuel Fangio (5).


    PILOTS AND TEAMS CLASSIFICATION


    THE TOP 5 PLACES OF THE PILOTS AND TEAMS CLASSIFICATION IN THE 2022 FORMULA 1 SEASON ARE AS FOLLOWS:


    PILOTS


    1. Max Verstappen (Netherlands): 454 points


    2. Charles Leclerc (Monaco): 308


    3. Sergio Perez (Mexico): 305


    4. George Russell (Great Britain): 275


    5. Carlos Sainz (Spain): 246


    TEAMS


    1. Red Bull: 759


    2. Ferrari: 554


    3. Mercedes: 515


    4. Alpine: 173


    5. McLaren: 159




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