Hamilton wraps up season with Abu Dhabi master-class

first_imgThe six-times world champion’s success extended his points-scoring run to a record-equalling 33 races, levelling with his own record, and brought him his 50th victory from pole position.His fifth win at the Yas Marina circuit also drew level with Ayrton Senna in claiming a 19th start-to-finish triumph.Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who had started from the back of the grid after taking a new engine, came home fourth ahead of four-time champion Sebastian Vettel in the second Ferrari and Alex Albon in the second Red Bull.It was a welcome morale boost for the competitive Finn, three days after announcing the end of his three-year marriage to Emilia.Sergio Perez took seventh for Racing Point on the final lap, Lando Norris was eighth for McLaren, Daniil Kvyat of Toro Rosso ninth and Carlos Sainz, in the second McLaren, took 10th.“That was an absolute master-class,” Hamilton’s race engineer Peter Bonnington told him on team radio. “You didn’t even break into a sweat!”The winner, who secured title number six with two races to go in Texas last month replied: “I can assure you, I am definitely sweating.”Hamilton scored a classic ‘grand slam’ with pole position, fastest lap and race victory.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Hamilton out on his own in Abu Dhabi © AFP / ANDREJ ISAKOVICABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec 1 – Lewis Hamilton delivered sumptuous confirmation of his title-winning supremacy on Sunday when he claimed his 84th career victory and 11th in 21 races this year by dominating the season-ending ‘twilight’ Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Starting from a record 88th pole position, the 34-year-old Briton was unchallenged from lights to flag as he cruised to an untroubled triumph 16 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, who faced a post-race investigation for fuel irregularities.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL supermodel Faye Dinsmore has proved she is no ‘dummy’ after signing up to become the world’s first mannequin model.Hundreds of life-size copies of the Ballintra woman will be placed in Zara and H&M stores across Europe to model new lines of fashion.Faye, 23, will also become the first model ever to have a waxwork of herself placed on display at the National Waxworks Museum in Dublin. With more than 250,000 friends on Facebook, the Donegal woman loves nothing better than coming back to her parent’s Donegal farm.But with six sisters and seven brothers, Faye admits she doesn’t get any preferential treatment when she gets home.Although since shooting to stardom on the catwalks of Milan and Paris, she does admit her success has had a strange affect on her dad.“I know find him occasionally flicking through a copy of Vogue which is a bit weird,” she laughed. Faye appeared on last weekend’s Late Late Show where she spoke about her meteoric rise to fame.EndsMODEL FAYE PROVES SHE IS NO ‘DUMMY’ was last modified: March 24th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more