Haas F1 Team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean closed out the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship season with finishes of 14th and 15th, respectively, in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit.
Both Haas F1 drivers started on fresh sets of Pirelli P Zero Yellow medium tires and had mixed results from their grid positions of 14th for Magnussen and 15th for Grosjean at the start. Magnussen picked up five positions on the opening lap while Grosjean dropped a pair of positions to 17th, and both held those relative positions through the early going.
Grosjean was up to 12th before pitting for a set of White hard tires on lap 18, dropping him to 19th with several competitors ahead of him yet to pit. Magnussen was up to eighth before his stop for hard rubber on lap 21, and he resumed in 14th.
The Haas F1 duo held steady the rest of the way with Magnussen up to 14th by the checkered flag and Grosjean up to 15th.
With today’s results, Haas F1 Team finished ninth in the constructors’ championship with 28 points.
Polesitter and season champion Lewis Hamilton drove his Mercedes to his 11th victory of 2019, the 84th of his career, and his fifth at Yas Marina. He finished 16.772 seconds ahead of runner-up Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing while Scuderia Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc crossed the finish line third.
The record-setting, 22-race FIA Formula One World Championship calendar for 2020 commences March 15 with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Preceding the championship’s 70th anniversary season will be annual preseason testing Feb. 19-21 and 26-28 at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya.
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