Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton scored his first pole position since the German Grand Prix for Sunday’s season finale Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team driver scored his fifth Abu Dhabi pole with a time of 01:35.851s.

Valtteri Bottas qualified second however starts the race from the back of the grid due to a engine penalty promoting Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen to the front row.

Charles Leclerc starts the race from third for Ferrari despite missing his second run in Q3 with a time of 01:36.478s and starts the race just ahead of his team mate Sebastian Vettel.

Alexander Albon starts the race in fifth place for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing just ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris who won the inter team qualifying battle against Carlos Sainz in his debut season in Formula One.

Daniel Ricciardo starts the race from seventh for the Renault F1 Team just ahead of Carlos Sainz and Nico Hulkenberg who starts his final Formula One race for now from ninth place.

SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team’s Sergio Perez starts the race from tenth place just ahead of Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly and Lance Stroll in the second Racing Point.

Daniil Kvyat starts 13th in the second Toro Rosso just ahead of the two Haas F1 Team drivers of Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean.

Antonio Giovinazzi outqualified his team mate Kimi Raikkonen at the Alfa Romeo Racing team with the pair starting the race from 16th and 17th place respectively.

Rokit Williams Racing’s George Russell starts the race from 18th place while in his final race for the Grove based outfit Robert Kubica starts the race from 19th place. Paddock Eye understands that the Pole will move to the DTM in 2020 and will be confirmed as the Haas F1 Team’s test and reserve driver for 2020 next week.

Valtteri Bottas starts the race from the back in 20th place respectively. The final race of the 2019 season is set to be a cracker under the lights at the Yas Marina circuit.

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