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Max Verstappen Puts Exclamation Point on Season, Wins at Abu Dhabi

Max Verstappen Abu Dhabi Feature

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 leads Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on November 20, 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

Max Verstappen ended the 2022 season with a record-extending 15th win in Abu Dhabi, while several battles and stories unfolded further back in the pack.

Max Verstappen Leads Red Bull 1-2 in Abu Dhabi Qualifying

Max Verstappen Abu Dhabi 2022 Feature

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the No. 1 Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 on track during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on November 19, 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

The two-time World Champion led teammate Sergio Perez to claim a 1-2 for the Austrian constructor ahead of the final Grand Prix of 2022.

F1 Midweek: Thanks to Lewis Hamilton & Max Verstappen, It’s Time for New Rules of Engagement

Max Verstappen climbs over the car of Lewis Hamilton in a 2021 accident at Monza. (Photo: Mercedes/AMG/Formula 1))

Max Verstappen wound up atop Lewis Hamilton in this crash at the Italian Grand Prix, Monza, 2021 (Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

After another collision between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton and a controversial penalty, perhaps Formula 1’s rules need to change.

F1 Review: George Russell Notches #1 With Sao Paulo Grand Prix Win

2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Saturday - Steve Etherington

George Russell won the Sao Paulo Grand Prix on Sunday (Nov 13), his first win in Formula 1 and the first win for Mercedes in 2022.  Russell earned the win during the sprint race on Saturday, giving him the pole for Sunday’s GP, and made good, opening with a clean start and rolling from there.  …

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Max Verstappen Recovers to Sixth After Controversial Hamilton Contact

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 13: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team W13 battle for track position during the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 13, 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202211130430 // Usage for editorial use only //

After colliding with longtime rival Lewis Hamilton early in the 2022 Sao Paolo Grand Prix, Max Verstappen scored a hard-fought sixth place result.

George Russell Steals Surprise Win in Thrilling Sao Paolo Sprint

2022 Spanish Grand Prix 2022, Friday - LAT Images

An exciting sprint saw George Russell pick up a long-sought-after first F1 victory, and a crucial starting position for Sunday’s Sao Paolo Grand Prix as calamity befell others throughout the pack.

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