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F1 Paddock Pass: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO)

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The 2017 Formula 1 season is in the books following today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas took his third victory of the season, leading a 1-2 finish for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team over four-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

Ferrari’s pair was next with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen upheld Red Bull’s honor in fifth, while Nico Hulkenberg scored a crucial sixth place for Renault that moved them into sixth place in the Constructor’s Championship.

The pair of Sahara Force India teammates scored once again and longtime teammates and sparring partners Fernando Alonso (McLaren) and Felipe Massa (Williams) completed the points.

Here to wrap all that up and more in the final edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass is NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton, who along with producer Jason Swales have reported from the F1 paddock and sign off from the Yas Marina Circuit. The F1 on NBC team hosted its last race this weekend.

You can see the newest episode below.

Daniel Ricciardo would relish being Lewis Hamilton’s teammate

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BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo says he would relish the challenge of having Lewis Hamilton as his teammate if he joins Mercedes next year.

Ricciardo is out of contract at Red Bull at the end of the season and expressed interest in joining teams like Mercedes or Ferrari to help him challenge for the championship.

The Australian says he would “love to obviously be challenged against the best and Lewis is obviously up there.”

He adds: “I don’t want to say it’s just Lewis I’m looking for but that would be a good challenge.”

Ricciardo says he won’t accept a faster car if it means playing second fiddle to an established star.

He says “there’s always been really good clarity and fairness (at Red Bull) … and I would expect that environment everywhere.”