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GALLERY: Verstappen receives F1 trophy as Hamilton skips awards

GALLERY: Verstappen receives F1 trophy as Hamilton skips awards

GALLERY: Verstappen receives F1 trophy as Hamilton skips awards

GALLERY: Verstappen receives F1 trophy as Hamilton skips awards
GPFans Staff

Max Verstappen was on hand to collect his trophy for winning this season's F1 title at the annual FIA Gala prize-giving ceremony staged in Paris.

But there was no Lewis Hamilton after the seven-time champion opted to snub the event he is mandated to attend as per the sporting regulations after finishing runner-up.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff, who also chose not to attend, claimed both he and Hamilton had been left disillusioned by the events in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Chief technical officer James Allison, instead, collected the constructors' trophy for Mercedes, the eighth consecutive occasion the team has won the award.

However, in a gallery provided to the media by the FIA, there is no image of Allison receiving the piece of silverware.

Below is a selection of images from the prestigious event.

The scene outside the FIA headquarters in Paris ahead of the Gala

Max Verstappen and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner in conversation before the ceremony

Verstappen and girlfriend Kelly Piquet

Christian Horner with wife Geri

Valtteri Bottas, with girlfriend Tiffany Cromwell, was there to receive his trophy for finishing third in the F1 drivers' standings

Verstappen receives his F1 drivers' trophy from nine-times Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen

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