Lewis Hamilton on top in final race of the season

Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in a dominant and masterful drive, to take the record points tally in a season.

With the record prior at 408, Hamilton needed the race win to overtake such haul and he did it in dominant fashion, as he led every lap of the race to finish the season on 413 points – he now equals his own all-time record for most consecutive point finishes at 33.

Max Verstappen then took a lonely second with Charles Leclerc taking the final podium spot, but the Ferrari driver is under investigation for a fuel discrepancy.

Hamilton on the top step has been a regular sight this season, the world champion now just needs 8 more race wins to set the outright, all-time record. Photograph: AP

There was a significant difference between the amount of fuel in his car when it was measured by the FIA governing body, to how much Ferrari said was in it.

Therefore, if Ferrari are deemed guilty then he will be disqualified from the race with Valtteri Bottas taking his podium place – Bottas had a valiant race starting from last.

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