McLaren Unveils Special Livery For Fernando Alonso’s Final F1 Race

I cannot say thanks enough’ Alonso bids farewell to F1 amid donut spins tributes and penalties

Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton signed off on the Formula One season in style and a cloud of tyre smoke on Sunday after a pole-to-flag victory in Abu Dhabi, his 11th win of the campaign.

"I wanted to show "Still I Rise" on my back", said Hamilton, referring to a poem by writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.

Lewis Hamilton marched to the championship with two rounds to spare after a fantastic second half of the season.

McLaren-bound Carlos Sainz finished sixth in his last race for Renault ahead of Sauber's Charles Leclerc, who now heads to Ferrari, and Force India's Sergio Perez.

Hulkenberg sounded scared as he said to the team: "I'm hanging here like a cow".

Renault's Nico Hulkenberg emerged unhurt from a frightening-looking accident in which he was pitched into a roll and landed upside down in a first-lap clash with Romain Grosjean's Haas.

Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso is quitting McLaren - and F1 altogether - following Sunday's race to pursue other racing interests.

The Halo hindered the marshals' attempts to free Hulkenberg and they had to right the auto before he could climb out, thankfully free of injury.

"We certainly wouldn't hesitate, if we needed a driver that's not one of our current two, to have Fernando be the first on the speed-dial list", he said.

"I'm honoured to enter this competition which my father always loved and in which he set the bar very high together with Sebastian", Mick said.

The trackside marshals were quickly on hand to extinguish the flames.

His Mercedes team played their part, too, after they took advantage of a Virtual Safety Car - deployed when Kimi Raikkonen stopped on the main straight with an engine failure in his final race for Ferrari - to allow Hamilton the chance to effectively make a free pit stop. "There's a big difference in track temperature between the two sessions".

"Get me out. There's fire".

The result was never in doubt, with Ricciardo finishing fourth and Valtteri Bottas fifth, falling behind Verstappen to the same position in the drivers' standings. I hope so, because that would be epic if Red Bull could start to mingle with us a little more weekend in, weekend out.

"I think yesterday we tried everything and obviously for us, the Ultrasoft didn't last so long so we were quite confident that it would be a race tyre and a tyre we want to start on".

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