Max Verstappen strolled to his 15th win of the season while Charles Leclerc was able to hold off a late charge from Sergio Perez.
The Ferrari man’s second place finish means he pipped the Mexican to P2 in the Drivers’ standings and also allowed his team to retain the same spot in the Constructors’ over Mercedes.
Fernando Alonso’s miserable season in terms of reliability came to an unsurprising end with yet another DNF, this time caused by a suspected water leak.
His Alpine team-mate Esteban Ocon held onto P7 meaning that despite both McLarens finishing inside the top 10, Alpine held on to their P4 spot in the Constructors’ Championship.
Lewis Hamilton’s season also ended in disappointment as a hydraulic issue saw him sink from P4 to out of the race in lap 56 of 58.
Sebastian Vettel ended his Formula 1 career inside the points with a P10 finish.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result
1 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing LEADER
2 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +8.771
3 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +10.093
4 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +24.643
5 George RUSSELL Mercedes +35.141
6 Lando NORRIS McLaren +55.132
7 Esteban OCON Alpine +56.702
8 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +75.272
9 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren +82.157
10 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin +83.144
11 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri +86.907
12 Alexander ALBON Williams +1 lap
13 ZHOU Gunayu Alfa Romeo +1 lap
14 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri +1 lap
15 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +1 lap
16 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team +1 lap
17 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +1 lap
18 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes RET
19 Nicholas LATIFI Williams RET
20 Fernando ALONSO Alpine RET