Red Bull are prepared to fight Mercedes every step of the way as their rivals bid to overturn Max Verstappen’s world championship victory.
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.
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.
Max Verstappen says his luck finally turned at the end of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, giving him the chance to clinch the world championship.
The 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in pictures.
Should the lap one incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at turn six have been investigated by the stewards?