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World champion Lewis Hamilton claimed his 11th win of the season in Formula One's Abu Dhabi finale on Sunday after a monumental campaign of racing.

From the fierce rivalry at Ferrari between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc to the shocking death of Anthoine Hubert, this has been a captivating season.

Sportsmail's JONATHAN McEVOY offers his review of the campaign. 

The 219 Formula One season came to a close at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday

The 219 Formula One season came to a close at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday

DRIVER OF THE YEAR: LEWIS HAMILTON 

He was not at his pyrotechnical best over one lap. Perhaps at 34, we should not expect so many qualifying performances that defy physics. But he mostly drove well within himself to notch his sixth title with two races to spare in a car that was often second best. 

He is harnessing his experience across every facet of his driving, which is how he can sustain his brilliance into the Indian summer of his career. Max Verstappen was exceptional but revealed a couple too many moments of impetuosity.

Although he is now 34, Lewis Hamilton remains an incredible driver in winning a sixth title

Although he is now 34, Lewis Hamilton remains an incredible driver in winning a sixth title

RACE OF THE YEAR: GERMAN GRAND PRIX 

High marks to Brazil. Lowest marks to Le Castellet in France, which is being redesigned to make it a half-interesting track. But for drama and comedy, the winner is Hockenheim. 

Even Hamilton spun off twice in the wet and asked to retire. Valtteri Bottas crashed out, prompting Mercedes boss Toto Wolff to slam his fists on the table. Others slid into the gravel. The most farcical moment was Hamilton’s pit stop. The boys were not ready. Cue Laurel and Hardy scenes. Tyres were ferried in an out. One chap hurt his back. Hamilton was in there for 50 seconds. Oh dear.

There were farcical scenes throughout the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim

There were farcical scenes throughout the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim

MOMENT OF THE YEAR: ANTHOINE HUBERT'S DEATH 

 On a sad note, Hubert died in the F2 race at Spa. Few crashes stop you in your tracks the moment you see them the way this one did. The most heart-rending sight was the 22-year-old’s mother, Nathalie, holding his crash helmet among the mourning circle of bowed heads on the grid. She hid her eyes behind dark glasses.

After the death F2 driver Anthoine Hubert, his mother Nathalie held his helmet at a memorial

After the death F2 driver Anthoine Hubert, his mother Nathalie held his helmet at a memorial

RIVALRY OF THE YEAR: VETTEL v LECLERC

Who is No 1 at Ferrari? That is the

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