Raikkonen retires from final race for Ferrari

Raikkonen retires from final race for Ferrari

Raikkonen retires from final race for Ferrari

German Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg survived a spectacular crash in the season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix overnight.

He met ex-Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone as well as a number of race fans and businessmen.

The two-time world champion will start what will possibly be his final F1 race this weekend in Abu Dhabi, and now has the remainder of the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship and a second attempt at the Indianapolis 500 in his plans for next year.

The F1 season draws to a close at Abu Dhabi with the 21st and final race of the season and - if you believe the constant theories and rumours - the last of Hartley's F1 career.

The Briton wrapped up his fifth career title with two races to spare and enjoyed a comfortable victory parade at the Yas Marina Circuit, while Fernando Alonso's final F1 race before retirement ended in an 11th-place finish.

Lewis Hamilton says he wanted to finish the F1 2018 season in style as the best preparation for a renewed battle with Ferrari and Red Bull in 2019.

He has been given an internal promotion to Red Bull's senior team to replace Australian star Daniel Ricciardo who is heading to Renault.

"I do not feel like I ever had a personal issue with Fernando", Hamilton said on Thursday night. "I felt positive right from the start".

The Halo hindered the marshals' attempts to free Hulkenberg and they had to right the vehicle before he could climb out, thankfully free of injury.

"This weekend I'm sure it'll be tough even to get into the points". "I already went through all my tear-offs but there was so much oil on my visor it was like driving through fog". As some smoke billowed from the auto, a fearful-sounding Hulkenberg urged his team to get him out fast.

A plume of smoke burst out at the rear of his vehicle but his team assured him: 'They're coming, they're coming, ' as marshals scurried to the scene.

The race resumed shortly after the accident after the safety auto resumed order on the track.

"He has always been a hard-working racing driver".

"Looking back I haven't been at the top of my game".

Geri is married to Christian Horner, 45, who is the Team Principal for the Red Bull Formula 1 team.

Lots of hard work designing and building new cars, pre-season testing and then a new season starts in Melbourne, Australia in March next year.

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