0Shares0000F1 champion Lewis Hamilton won his 11th GP of a dominant season in a star-studded finale at Abu Dhabi © AFP / Andrej ISAKOVICABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov 25 – Lewis Hamilton ended his near-perfect 2018 with a typically assured victory in Sunday’s eventful season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix amid topless celebrations and farewells on an emotional evening at the Yas Marina Circuit.The 33-year-old Briton, who reeled off the 11th win of a dominant season that brought him his fifth drivers’ world championship ahead of four-time champ Sebastian Vettel, showed off his tattooed torso on the podium amid goodbyes for former foe Fernando Alonso, who retired from F1 after 17 years and 311 GPs. “I really wanted to end the season strong,” said Hamilton, who won the F1 championship last month in Mexico.“The team did an exceptional job all year long, and I really wanted, race on, race off, to deliver for them and wanted to end the way that I plan to start next year. That was kind of the new psyche.”Hamilton’s latest win came after Nico Hulkenberg survived a spectacular accident on the opening lap –- escaping unhurst as flames licked around him while he hung on the barriers “like a cow” in his upside-down Renault.Hulkenberg smiled as he recalled the experience of hanging in his car while “the barbecue was lit” behind him.The German driver’s accident came after tangling with Romain Grosjean’s Haas led to a Safety Car intervention, but neither that, nor the later deployment of a Virtual Safety Car, could stop Hamilton from triumphing.Mercedes team manager Tom Wolff said that for Hamilton and the team it was important to maintain impetus as they head towards defending their record-equalling sequence of five consecutive drivers’ and teams’ double title wins next year.“It was a great fight this season with Ferrari and then Red Bull came into the mix and there were six cars able to win –- that’s why the television ratings increased.”New American owners Liberty Media appreciated that and the special moment after Sunday’s race when multiple champions Hamilton (five titles), Vettel (four) and Alonso (two) performed semi-synchronised donut spins of their cars during a post-race slow-down lap dedicated to the Spanish driver.Hamilton also had warm words for Vettel.“It’s been a real honour and a privilege racing against Sebastian,” said Hamilton.“I’ve known him since our Formula Three days and he’s an honest driver who has always raced his heart out.“I know he’s going to come back strong next year.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A fugitive suspected of killing his wife and burying her in their Rowland Heights back yard has been found in Indonesia, authorities said Tuesday. David Lam has been on the run since 2005. Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Ty Labbe said Lam was being brought back to the United States on Tuesday night on a FBI warrant for fleeing to avoid prosecution. “We’re waiting for him to come,” Labbe said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Lam also has a warrant for murder in Los Angeles County stemming from the September 2005 killing of his wife, Susan. FBI Special Agent Scott Garriola said he found out Friday night that Indonesian police arrested Lam in Batam island. He didn’t know details of how long Lam had been living there and what he was doing when captured. Susan Lam had been missing for two weeks before deputies found what looked like two graves in the 2600 block of Doubletree Lane on Sept. 22, 2005. Her remains were unearthed the next day. Coroner’s officials said she had been strangled. Her relatives, who last talked to the 49-year-old woman on Sept. 11, 2005, had reported her missing. David Lam took a leave from his job at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens within days of his wife being reported missing. Investigators don’t know yet the motive behind the slaying. However, FBI officials said David Lam is believed to have a gambling problem. The couple filed for bankruptcy June 10, 2002, according to public records. In 2005, detectives said he was last seen leaving Singapore on a ferry to Indonesia. Batam island, where Lam turned up, is part of the Riau Archipelago and is about 12.5 miles away from Singapore. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!