Louis Hamilton was crowned knight at Winster Castle on Wednesday. One of the most successful British athletes in Formula One driving history and comes after the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen lost his chance to beat Michael Schumacher.
Both riders entered Sunday races with the same number of points, while the Mercedes racer took the lead in practice. However, a few laps before the end, Nicholas Latifi’s accident safety vehicle had to come off the track.
The defense destroyed car differences and resumed racing on the same lap, in which the Red Bull driver overtook Hamilton with new tires and won his first championship title.
Before and after the resumption, two controversial moments occurred. First, the race management released only the riders behind the safety car between the first Hamilton and the second Verstappen. At the restart, the Dutchman was a moment ahead of the English just seconds before the Mercedes driver accelerated to full speed.
The German team management has failed to report two incidents to the marshals and has already announced a plan to appeal to the High Court. AP agency said.
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