Formula One circles are full of speculation that Brendon Hartley is starting his final Grand Prix this weekend but the Kiwi driver says he is feeling positive.
He met ex-Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone as well as a number of race fans and businessmen.
By bringing his 18-year Formula 1 career to an end inside a one-off liveried vehicle, Alonso is allowing McLaren to do something they haven't done since Keke Rosberg raced under similar conditions (in a one-off yellow branded car) in the 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix.
Brown said Alonso was sure to attend some Formula One races next year and did not rule out a new role for him eventually. The Australian, who enjoyed a strong start to the year following wins in China and Monaco before enduring a series of mechanical failures in the latter half of the season, is taking the gamble of joining Renault in 2019.
"It's nice to be on top of the timesheets, but we now need to build on that and I also need to find more performance from myself", the Finn said.
"There was a lot of sliding around and we were struggling with the tires", Hamilton said.More news: Trump wanted prosecutions of Hillary Clinton, ex-FBI chief
"I wanted to show "Still I Rise" on my back", said Hamilton, referring to a poem by writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. "The sport will miss him and I will miss him from the sport".
Driver of the day Max Verstappen did a great job in keeping his hyper-soft tyres alive for a longer first stint than either Mercedes on the ultra-softs, pressured Bottas and took a third place that lifted him to fourth in the championship.What happens next?
Renault's Nico Hulkenberg emerged unhurt from a frightening-looking accident in which he was pitched into a roll and landed upside down in a first-lap clash with Romain Grosjean's Haas. I'm also pleased that my relationship with McLaren will continue with the Indy 500, and there will be more new challenges together.
"This weekend I'm sure it'll be tough even to get into the points". Interestingly, it's the last time that the purple and pink colours will be seen on an F1 tyre in a race, as next year's tyres will feature only three permanent colours: white, yellow and red. He is leaving to join Renault next year.
"I'm fully focussed on this weekend in Abu Dhabi and making the most of every day - in the auto, with the team, and with my friends and family".
It will mark Ricciardo's 100th start for Red Bull after moving to the team from Toro Rosso in 2014.