Across a four-minute period late in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi changed his mind on a decision which ultimately determined which driver won the world championship.
The remarkable scenes that saw Max Verstappen claim his first world championship title and the controversy prompted strong reactions from drivers across the motorsport world.
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Race control created a dramatic finish to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but their handling of the restart was controversial. Did they get it right?
Max Verstappen paid tribute to rival Lewis Hamilton after his victory in the world championship-deciding race yesterday.
Formula 1 may have enjoyed a commercially successful season but the championship came to an acrimonious end in Abu Dhabi, with one team celebrating and another planning an appeal.
Sergio Perez says he is “extremely happy” to have contributed to team mate Max Verstappen world championship win after holding up Lewis Hamilton in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Carlos Sainz Jnr was one of many drivers who were perplexed by the Safety Car un-lapping procedure towards the end of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Red Bull are prepared to fight Mercedes every step of the way as their rivals bid to overturn Max Verstappen’s world championship victory.
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s final fight of 2021 could have been Formula 1’s greatest ever title-decider, but was marred by a controversial call which swung the outcome.
Several of Formula 1’s midfield racers criticised race control’s handling of the last-lap restart in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as not all were allowed to un-lap themselves.
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Sergio Perez cost Lewis Hamilton over five seconds in one lap as he played a vital role in Max Verstappen’s pursuit of victory and the championship.
The destiny of the 2021 drivers championship remains in doubt as Mercedes plan to appeal after losing a protest aimed at changing the result of Sunday’s race.
Lando Norris says the decision by FIA race director Michael Masi to allow only a limited number of drivers to unlap themselves behind the safety car late in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was “for the TV” spectacle.
The stewards have dismissed Mercedes’ protest that Max Verstappen overtook Lewis Hamilton under safety car before the restart of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen says Mercedes’ protest over the restart at the end of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix “sums up” the often controversial 2021 season.
Christian Horner heaped praise on Max Verstappen, Red Bull’s first world champion for eight years, after the last-lap pass on Lewis Hamilton which won him the championship.
A furious Lewis Hamilton claimed the race was “getting manipulated” on his radio during a controversial end to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but praised his team after losing the championship to Max Verstappen.
Mercedes have launched two protests following a controversial end to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which saw Max Verstappen deny Lewis Hamilton the world championship with a last-lap pass following a Safety Car period.