Lewis Hamilton converted pole to victory ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
Mercedes’s fifth consecutive front-row lockout in Abu Dhabi is an F1 record.
Mercedes claimed its fifth title after Hamilton inherited victory from a spun-out Verstappen.
But Vettel admitted that defeat in Mexico was hard to stomach.
A difficult fourth place was enough for Hamilton to seal his fifth world title.
Hamilton is odds-on to win the title tomorrow — so long as he makes it through the first corner.
Mercedes needs to improve “lots of different things” to vie for pole at the Mexican Grand Prix.
Hamilton is looking forward to winning a battle, not the war, at this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton claimed a tightly contested pole from Sebastian Vettel on what’s shaping up to be a title-deciding weekend.
Hamilton was quickest, Vettel picked up a three-place grid penalty for speeding under red flags.