2018 Abu Dhabi GP Live

25 November, 2018 - 14:28

Bottas pits following his recent struggles. He takes on a set of the Ultrasofts and returns to the circuit in fifth. 

25 November, 2018 - 14:27

Vettel continues to lap quicker than Hamilton as the gap falls to about 5.7s. This will be a close finish...

25 November, 2018 - 14:26

Ricciardo now dives down the inside of Bottas and fends the Finn off on the run to Turn 11 as he moves up to fourth place. 

25 November, 2018 - 14:24

Verstappen squeezes past Bottas to snatch third place with a brilliant pass in the final sector! 

25 November, 2018 - 14:23

Vettel is picking up the pace again as he looks to close his 7s deficit to race-leader Hamilton. Vettel is on fresher tyres than the Mercedes driver. 

25 November, 2018 - 14:21

Ricciardo is catching the pair of them to add another element into the mix. 

25 November, 2018 - 14:20

Bottas runs wide at Turn 8 and skips the chicane as he returns to the circuit narrowly ahead of Verstappen, who is all over the Mercedes driver! 

25 November, 2018 - 14:19

Replays show Bottas locked up and ran wide before the hairpin, which crucially allowed Vettel to close in. 

25 November, 2018 - 14:18

Vettel moves up to second place as he sweep past Bottas into Turn 11! 

25 November, 2018 - 14:18

Ocon has been handed a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage. 

25 November, 2018 - 14:17

Lap 34: Hamilton now resumes the lead and has a 5.7s gap to Bottas, who is 1.3s clear of Vettel, with a similar margin back to Verstappen. Ricciardo is fifth on brand new tyres and 16s off the lead. This should be a fun end to the race! 

25 November, 2018 - 14:16
Ricciardo finally pits from the lead of the race as he takes on Supersofts and returns to the circuit behind Verstappen in fifth place.
25 November, 2018 - 14:14

Vandoorne and Ocon go wheel-to-wheel again and this time Ocon muscles his way past in the final sector, despite a wide moment, as he moves up to 11th. Grosjean also sweeps past Vandoorne, who drops to 13th. 

25 November, 2018 - 14:12
Lightning is being reporter by the F1 TV helicopter as light rain continues to fall. Meanwhile Vandoorne brilliantly fends off a double attack from Grosjean and Ocon to stay ahead as he holds 11th place.
25 November, 2018 - 14:08
Bottas is also making inroads on the gap to Hamilton - which he has closed down to 6s - with Vettel just 1.5s further back.
25 November, 2018 - 14:05

Hamilton is rapidly closing in on leader Ricciardo, who is starting to lose pace as he runs deep into this race. 

25 November, 2018 - 14:04

Leclerc passes Alonso under braking at Turn 8 and moves himself back into the points in ninth. 

25 November, 2018 - 14:02
Ericsson reports no power and pulls off to the side of the circuit.
25 November, 2018 - 14:02

Ericsson is slowing in his Sauber...

25 November, 2018 - 13:58

Light rain is falling in Abu Dhabi...