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2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton won the floodlit Abu Dhabi GP on Sunday after double world champion Sebastian Vettel struggled his first race retirement in this season.

The British speedy Lewis Hamilton takes pleasure in a clean grand prix to take the chequered flag 8.4 seconds in advance of Fernando Alonso. 2009 world champion Jenson Button done third on the podium.

Vettel, who has already clinched this year’s title, was pitched off by a puncture at turn two of the opening lap after making a clean start from his record-equaling 14th pole of the season. German managed to care for his Red Bull back to the garage on three tires and a rim but he was forced to retire once mechanics had surveyed the damage.

“I want to dedicate this to my Mum – Happy Birthday, thanks for coming” Hamilton says via radio.

2011 Abu Dhabi GP Race Results        |    Videos: Vettel retires in first lap of 2011 Abu Dhabi GP


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