Motor racing: Verstappen wins from pole in Abu Dhabi

Max Verstappen's success ended a run of six successive Abu Dhabi Grand Prix wins by Mercedes. PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Max Verstappen won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix from pole position for Red Bull on Sunday (Dec 13).

Champions Mercedes completed the podium places in a processional race with Valtteri Bottas second and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton third.

Verstappen's success under the Yas Marina floodlights ended a run of six successive Abu Dhabi Grand Prix wins by Mercedes and was the 23-year-old Dutch driver's second victory of the season and 10th of his career.

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