Top ten pictures from the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.

Lewis Hamilton

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Has an F1 car ever run with two numbers at different ends before? Lewis Hamilton continues to break new ground.

Daniel Ricciardo

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Daniel Ricciardo modified his helmet design for his final race for Red Bull.

“I gave some wings to the honey badger and he’s drinking a Red Bull,” he explained. “Kind of symbolising I’m going to use the wings they gave me to take off and go on my next journey. I’ll still keep Red Bull close to me, it’s been a big part of me.”

Robert Kubica

Robert Kubica, Williams, Yas Marina, 2018Robert Kubica, Williams, Yas Marina, 2018

Robert Kubica’s fans had plenty to celebrate – Williams confirmed he will return to racing for them next year.

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Yas Marina, 2018Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Yas Marina, 2018

There was little to celebrate in Kimi Raikkonen’s last race for Ferrari. He dropped out after seven laps with an electrical failure on his Ferrari.

Drivers

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The drivers assembled for their traditional end-of-season photograph.

Will Smith

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Actor Will Smith played a very visible role in proceedings.

Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen

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Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon were at it again – though this time it was over position.

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2018Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2018

There were no points for Fernando Alonso in his final race, but a career which included 32 wins and two world championships deserved to end with some celebratory doughnuts.

Daniel Ricciardo

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Ricciardo narrowly missed out on scoring his first podium finish since Monaco in his final outing for Red Bull.

Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

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Hamilton stripped off on the podium to celebrate his 11th win of the year – and draw attention to his ‘Still I Rise’ tattoo.

2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix pictures