Max Verstappen on Sunday became the new Formula One World Champion as the season ended with controversy. Britain’s Lewis Hamilton controversially lost out on an opportunity to create a new record by winning the World Championship for the eighth time.
Immediately after the race ended, Mercedes told Hamilton, “I’m just speechless, Lewis. Absolutely speechless.”
Sky Sports F1 co-commentator Martin Brundle said, “There is going to so much acrimony about the end. Wow! The racing Gods have shined down upon Red Bull.”
Formula 1 driver George Russel tweeted, “Max is an absolutely fantastic driver who has had an incredible season and I have nothing but huge respect for him, but what just happened is absolutely unacceptable. I cannot believe what we’ve just seen.”
As for Hamilton, he congratulated Verstappen and his team but also praised his own team for their efforts.