The 2021 season of Formula 1 was unlike any other as it gave us one of the fiercest rivalries we have ever seen in the form of the 7-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton be played against Red Bull Max Verstappen. 2021 has kept us all interested in all of Formula 1’s coverage as there has been absolutely no shortage of unprecedented twists and turns in famous motorsport.
With the Abu Dhabi climax established as a winner-take-all, the tension was palpable even before the controversial climax and off-track pandemonium. While F1 fans may believe that prize is a foregone conclusion, it faces stiff competition from coverage of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the Euro 2020 semi-final in England against Denmark.
F1 last won a BAFTA 2011 for his report on Sebastian Vettel’s first championship win at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last year. F1 was shortlisted for the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix last year, highlighted by Romain Grosjean’s heartbreaking accident.
What was the showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?
After a neck-and-neck season, Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton went into the final race of the season, the Abu Dhabi GP, with 369.5 points each. The title could only be claimed by one of them and this was one of the most anticipated Formula 1 races in Formula 1 history.
The race started with Hamilton dominating everyone else on the grid for the first 57 laps and leading the race until Williams Racing’s Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi crashed. This crash resulted in a safety car situation where all cars had to slow down and the cars between Hamilton and Verstappen were allowed to lap themselves by former Formula One racing director Michael Masi.
Verstappen used this decision and was able to attack Hamilton on the last lap and then secure his first title. It was this decision by Masi that caused worldwide controversy and much tension on the grid itself, leading to Masi being replaced as race director in early February.
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