The final race of the season takes place in Abu Dhabi with the World Championship title on the line. Who will be crowned World Champion this weekend - Lewis Hamilton or Max Verstappen?
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Tips & Predictions
For the millions of neutral fans out there, this is the ideal finale to a season. The World Championship is on the line and the winner will win the title. For the fans of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, they will be nervous all weekend.
Both drivers are level at the top of the standings with 369.5 points – but Verstappen is on top because he has the most wins this year. He has won nine races compared to Hamilton’s eight. This could be the most exciting race in the history of the sport.
Hamilton is in fine form, while a lot of people believe Verstappen is too reckless to become champion and his hot-headedness will cost him dearly in the end.
The battle between the Mercedes and Red Bull drivers is brilliant. The fight for first place in Saudi Arabia was gripping viewing. Hopefully, we will have more of the same this weekend. All we want is a fair race and the better driver to be crowned champion.
My eldest son is a massive Verstappen fan, so I kind of root for him over Hamilton. But Hamilton is not a seven-time world champion by being lucky. He probably is the more superior driver, while Verstappen likes to take risks in order to get ahead.
I honestly think Hamilton will win this one. He has been in this position before, whereas Verstappen hasn’t had this kind of pressure before. I hope Verstappen wins, but I am backing Hamilton to win the race and be crowned world champion for the eighth time.
We have to remember there will be another 18 drivers on the Yas Marina track. The battle for third place is still going on, and I am backing Valtteri Bottas to finish on the podium to secure third place overall.
When it comes to the remainder of the points, I hope British drivers Lando Norris and George Russell end the season with a smile on their faces. I am backing them both to end up with some points on the board.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Betting Tips & Predictions: Circuit Guide
Yas Marina is one of the newest circuits on the Formula 1 calendar having only debuted back in 2009, but it has already established itself as one of the most popular tracks with drivers thanks to its twists and turns.
There are 21 corners on the 3.45-mile circuit and several drivers have highlighted the fact that every single one of them is unique, but not all reviews have been overly positive. In fact, Kimi Raikkonen once claimed the first few corners were “quite good” before going on to describe the rest of them with a vulgar term that I will leave to your imagination.
Lewis Hamilton is the most successful drivers in this track’s history, having won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix five times, and his 2019 success made him only the second driver to string together back-to-back wins at this track. Max Verstappen recorded his first win at the circuit in 2020.
Location: Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Number Of Laps: 55
Lap Length: 3,451 miles
Lap Record: Lewis Hamilton, 1 minute 39.283 seconds (2019)
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Winners
|2009||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||Yas Marina|
|2010||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||Yas Marina|
|2011||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren-Mercedes||Yas Marina|
|2012||Kimi Raikkonen||Lotus-Renault||Yas Marina|
|2013||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||Yas Marina|
|2014||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Yas Marina|
|2015||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||Yas Marina|
|2016||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Yas Marina|
|2017||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||Yas Marina|
|2018||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Yas Marina|
|2019||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||Yas Marina|
|2020||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||Yas Marina|
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