Max Verstappen new F1 World Champion as season ends with controversy; Lewis Hamilton misses out on new record


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.

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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.