Lewis Hamilton ends title-winning season with podium as Brit finishes second to team-mate Valtteri Bottas... while Felipe Massa bows out in Abu Dhabi
Lewis Hamilton huffed and puffed down Valtteri Bottas’s neck lap after lap, but the world champion could not sign off his season mirabilis with victory.
That honour went to the other Mercedes man, Bottas. Hamilton was second, with Sebastian Vettel 19 seconds behind for Ferrari, highlighting the Silver Arrows’ total dominance in Abu Dhabi.
It would take an exaggeration bordering on a lie to call the 20th and final instalment of the 2017 season a classic. For most of the time it was a race that cried out to be put down.
But at least the hounding Hamilton gave to Bottas briefly raised the... read more
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