Hamilton thanked Mercedes and his team for their support in helping him to achieve the win.
What a way to end the season. I’m so grateful to my team @MercedesAMGF1 for the hard work they have put in this year, constantly raising the bar. But above all, thank you #TeamLH for your support. The positivity you give me is overwhelming. I feel your love all around the world. pic.twitter.com/Yaf4cCYlmi
Ferrari faces fines but Leclerc maintains 3rd place
After a battle with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen went on to secure second place. Despite finishing third, Leclerc overtook the Dutchman on the first lap, but Verstappen was able to overtake and regain the lead when Leclerc had to make a pit stop.
Lerclerc’s third place position looked to be on the line at one point, when stewards decided to investigate the starting weight fuel information that was provided by his team. He was found to have started with 5kg more fuel than was declared by Ferrari and although Leclerc was allowed to keep his third place title, Ferrari was fined $50,000.
The Grand Prix has featured after-race concerts again this year each day, with the likes of Lana Del Rey and The Killers taking the stage. Travis Scott had been set to headine but cancelled at the last moment.