, 2022-11-18 11:00:49,
The 2022 F1 season concludes this weekend in Yas Marina for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Unfortunately, there won’t be the drama of last year’s final race when Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton were battling for the championship. Verstappen comes into the final weekend with a 139-point cushion and has been the clear champion for weeks now.
However, we will have a surprising fight for second place on our hands.
After it looked early in the season like Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc would actually challenge Verstappen for the driver’s title, Leclerc now finds himself tied with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez for second place. As a result, Sunday’s race could mean that Red Bull could finish first and second. Mercedes accomplished the feat in 2020 with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and also in 2014-16 with Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Mercedes’ George Russell currently sits in fourth with his teammate, Hamilton, 25 points behind him and rounding out the top five.
F1 will be hoping to end the season with a small slice of the excitement that spectators were given during last week’s Brazil Grand Prix. It started with Kevin Magnussen securing an unlikely pole position for the Haas team, his first ever in F1, and then continued when George Russell bested Verstappen in Saturday’s Sprint race.
During the race on Sunday, Verstappen and Hamilton collided, which led to Verstappen needing a new front wing. That allowed Russell to speed to a victory on Sunday as…
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