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F1 FANTASY: Tips for the 2020 season finale in Abu Dhabi

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Samarth Kanal
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There are still F1 Fantasy prizes to be won, points to be scored and bragging rights to be earned in the final round of the 2020 season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Global League has nine different nationalities represented in its top 10, which is remarkable, and the leader has just a six points’ buffer over the runner-up at this point.

The ‘Race to the Finish’ Mini League and Middle-East Leagues are still running, and the latter is especially close at the top with just two points separating the top two!

Tap here to change your F1 Fantasy team or join a mini league now!

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Who will partner Valtteri Bottas this weekend - Hamilton or Russell?

Tips for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

We still don't know if Lewis Hamilton will be racing this weekend as he continueshis recovery from Covid-19. However, this is most certainly a happy hunting ground for Mercedes - they have won every Abu Dhabi GP since 2014.

if Hamilton doesn't drive, pick either Russell, who shone at the Sakhir GP before misfortune ruined his race, or Valtteri Bottas to lead your team.

Furthermore, constructors Mercedes are on the verge of achieving a three-race streak of top-10 finishes. That means 10 extra points if both of their drivers finish in the top 10.

READ MORE: Mercedes to run special livery in Abu Dhabi finale to honour staff, as question marks remain over Hamilton

Lando Norris is also on a streak, with 10 bonus points to his name if he finishes in the top 10. His team mate Carlos Sainz costs nearly $3m more at this point but has scored 14 fewer Fantasy points.

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Norris could net 10 extra points with a top-10 finish in Abu Dhabi

Racing Point should once again haul a good chunk of points at this power-hungry circuit and Sergio Perez has proved to be the most valuable inclusion of the season. He won the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, and has scored 331 Fantasy points despite missing two races - and he costs just $10m.

Be aware, finally, that Charles Leclerc has a three-place grid penalty in this race. The Ferrari driver costs $23.2m and has scored just 24 more Fantasy Points than AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly, valued at $11.1m at the time of writing.

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Pierre Gasly has scored nearly 50 points more than Daniil Kvyat in F1 Fantasy

Opt in to the end of season round-up

With F1 Fantasy 2020 wrapping up this weekend, opt in to the end of season newsletter to get a personalised rundown of your stats and facts from the 2020 season.

Just tick the ‘opt in’ button as you log in to F1 Fantasy or do so using the account management screen on F1.com. Find instructions to do that here.

Finally, good luck this weekend!

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