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Bottas best in 1st practice for Abu Dhabi GP; Vettel crashes

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had the fastest time Friday in the second practice for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and was also involved in a crash.

I mean, there is never a flawless lap.

Bottas had already done enough to post the leading time, finishing.310 ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton and.386 clear of Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc under the floodlights at the Yas Marina circuit.

"I know Toto is looking at his options in terms of his future and only he will know what is the best thing for him and his family".

"I've been quite ill this week since Monday night". I travel around the world to 21 different countries, and probably even more, and people continue to inspire me, send me messages and lift me up.




There would be no such concerns for the 34-year-old Briton - his Mercedes team performing a routine one-stop strategy midway through the 55-lap season-concluding race - as Hamilton took the chequered flag 16.7 seconds clear of Verstappen, lapping the entire field up to sixth.

Such was the ease of Hamilton's win that he even had time to ponder over the radio with his team what might happen if the safety vehicle was deployed. "It's going to be hard, I'm not going to lie; but we'll try everything we can as a team and we'll see where we end up".

"I felt a bit more comfortable yesterday with the auto overall but obviously for me the only thing I was trying to keep in my mind was the race because I knew I'm going to be starting last".

"I love where I am so it's obviously not a quick decision to go do something else but I think it's only smart and wise for me to sit and think of what I want and if it is the last stage of my career".

"Everything is always possible". But for me as long as we are able to produce a quick vehicle and a powerful engine, we will always have an opportunity to decide who drives the auto. We'll have a good fighting spirit, take every opportunity there will be tomorrow. Look back two weeks in Brazil.

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