Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen, driving for Lotus, on Sunday won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the third remaining race in this year's World Formula One season, where Spain's Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, in second place, edged three points closer to the overall leader, Germany's Sebastian Vettel, with the Red Bull team, who came in third.

Raikkonen, who did not compete in the last two Formula One seasons, achieved his 19th victory in the top category and his first since the Belgian Grand Prix in 2009 at the 55-lap Yas Marina circuit, completing the race of 305.3 kilometers (189.3 miles) with a time of 1:45:58.667 and besting both Alonso and Vettel, the latter of whom had left the pit lane after being sanctioned on Saturday.

Briton Jenson Button, driving for McLaren, came in fourth, ahead of Venezuela's Williams driver Pastor Maldonado and Japan's Kamui Kobayashi, who drives for Sauber.

In seventh place was Brazil's Ferrari driver Felipe Massa, who came in ahead of his countryman Bruno Senna, driving for Williams, and Scottish Force India driver Paul di Resta, while Australian Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo came in 10th.

Vettel now leads the Drivers' Standings with 255 points, 10 ahead of Alonso, with just two races left - the U.S. and Brazilian Grand Prix contests on Nov. 18 and Nov. 25, respectively.

The U.S. Grand Prix will be held for the first time at the raceway in Austin, Texas. EFE