Lewis Hamilton wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - with Will Smith waving the chequered flag

The British ace sped to victory in the tenth edition of the city's big race

Lewis Hamilton wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - with Will Smith waving the chequered flag

Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton stormed to victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2018 - and was cheered on by a Hollywood legend.

The British star was favourite to win the race as he started in pole position and was able to see off the challenge of Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen.

He had already won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship but was able to finish his season in style with victory.

And at the finish line, fans were treated to a cameo from the Fresh Prince himself - Will Smith.

The actor and singer waved the chequered flag to cheers from the crowd after Hamilton finished in first place.

The pair had earlier been hanging out together before the race.

Miami hitmaker Will wasn't the only star in attendance.

Spice Girls' Geri Halliwell and British crooner Sam Smith were on the track as the teams made their final preparations for the start of the race.

Now the race has finished for another year, attentions will turn to tonight's parties and gigs.

Guns N' Roses have the honour of performing the final Yasalam post-race concert.

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