Two-time world champion Max Verstappen clinched a record-extending 15th win this year on the back of an incredible performance for Red Bull in a thrilling Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which was also the final race for legend Sebastian Vettel.
The 25-year-old Verstappen dominated from start to finish, while his teammate Sergio Perez failed to beat Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, who ensured second place in the drivers' title championship. While Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel was in the spotlight throughout the evening, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh too got his chance to make an impression.
Notably, the Indian actor interacted with the former racing driver and motorsports journalist Martin Brundle, who spotted Ranveer during his grid walk. The video, which is going viral, shows how Brundle honestly admitted that he 'momentarily forgot' the Indian actor.
Ranveer said, when asked to introduce himself, "I am a Bollywood actor, and I hail from Mumbai, India. I am an entertainer." Singh further informed that he feels 'on top of the world and can feel the 'exhilaration and adrenaline.' Widely popular for his unique dressing style, Ranveer Singh didn't fail to impress the former racing driver as the latter complimented that Indian by saying, "Respect for that suit, that's punchy." Ranveer, who looked cheerful, gave a hilarious response by saying, "You know the best part, sir? I have to send it all back in the morning."
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Speaking of the Abu Dhabi GP 2022, Carlos Sainz finished fourth ahead of the Mercedes' George Russell, McLaren's Lando Norris, Esteban Ocon of Alpine and Lance Stroll of Aston Martin. Daniel Ricciardo ended ninth in the second McLaren, and man-of-the-moment Sebastian Vettel was 10th in his final race.
Meanwhile, seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, who ran in third despite struggling with his Mercedes for most of the race, retired in the closing laps with hydraulics problems.