Valtteri Bottas, whose teammate Lewis Hamilton is aiming to equal Michael Schumacher's record seven titles, led the way with a lap of the Circuit de Catalunya only just slower than the all-time track record.
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi are declared joint winners of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award in Berlin.
The 34-year-old Briton will be out of contract at the end of next season.
Lewis Hamilton said 2019 has been his best and toughest season after securing his sixth world title on Sunday with a second-place finish in the United States Grand Prix.
The Dutch driver who won the last two Mexico Grand Prix races was stripped of his pole position by race stewards for failing to slow down for a yellow flag that was waved after a Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas crashed.
The 'Drive to Survive' series that aired earlier this year on Netflix showcased the drama behind Formula One races, which helped increase women's interest in Sunday's Mexico Grand Prix by 30%.
Valtteri Bottas roared to victory in the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday as Mercedes clinched the Formula One constructors' championship for the sixth year in a row.
Charles Leclerc claimed pole for the Singapore Grand Prix after beating Lewis Hamilton who came second.
The Briton, who now has 77 career wins and a 17-point lead over team mate Valtteri Bottas in the championship, had called for a miracle as Red Bull's Max Verstappen filled his car's mirrors, with the pair banging wheels late on.
Talking to reporters after his all-time record lap of the Mediterranean street circuit, Hamilton recalled that it was the three-time champion Austrian who persuaded him to leave McLaren for Mercedes in 2012.
Bottas, who had started on pole but lost out to five times world champion Hamilton into the first corner, finished second for his team's third one-two finish in as many races this season.
Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes after engine trouble dashed Charles Leclerc's hopes of a first Formula One victory in only his second race for Ferrari.
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