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It's Hamilton's year, but F1's young guns show promise

Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen emerge as worthy heirs to the champion's crown, while 2019's rookies acquit themselves well

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton (centre) celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 race. With him on the podium are Red Bull's Max Verstappen (left) and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

AS THE curtain fell on the 2019 Formula One season last week at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina circuit, the sight was all too familiar of season enders in motor racing's premier class: Domination by Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes team.

The six-time world champions dictated the race from the...

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