It all ends here. After 20 races, the sun will set on the 2018 Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi this afternoon. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel’s battle for the world championship had been expected to rage all the way to the season finale, only for a twist in form to settle proceedings a lot earlier than anticipated. While the final race of the year at the Yas Marina Circuit may be a dead rubber, there are still a few things to play for in the championship standings. And with plenty of eras coming to an end on Sunday, it promises to be an emotional event.
The 55-lap race will see a number of milestones:
Kimi Raikkonen competes for the last time for Ferrari before the 2007 world champion departs to Sauber.
It will be double world champion and former Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso’s final race before he retires from the series.
Abu Dhabi is the end of the line for Daniel Ricciardo’s time at Red Bull Racing before he moves to Renault.
Join us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Yas Marina circuit, as the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is about to start, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for the win.