Max Verstappen’s victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to end Mercedes’ stranglehold at the Yas Marina Circuit during Formula 1’s hybrid era is discussed on the latest Autosport podcast.
The Red Bull driver dominated the 2020 season finale from pole position, with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton – still affected by the symptoms of COVID-19 that forced him to miss the Sakhir GP – unable to mount an effective challenge.
Verstappen’s 10th Grand Prix victory – which drew him level with world champions James Hunt and Jody Scheckter on the all-time winners tally – was only the second for Red Bull this season, but Hamilton believes it proves Mercedes will have a fight on its hands next year.
Behind the podium placings, Alex Albon staked his claim to hold onto his Red Bull drive for next year with fourth after passing Lando Norris, who helped McLaren to seal third in the constructors championship with a strong drive to fifth.
Motorsport.com F1 editor Jonathan Noble, Autosport F1 reporter Luke Smith and GP Racing’s executive editor Stuart Codling join Autosport’s Grand Prix editor Alex Kalinauckas to discuss all the events of Abu Dhabi.
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