Hamilton says he was robbed of F1 title in 2021 | formula 1

Hamilton says he was robbed of F1 title in 2021 | formula 1
Hamilton says he was robbed of F1 title in 2021 | formula 1
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1 of 2 Lewis Hamilton after the F1 Abu Dhabi GP in 2021 — Photo: Lars Baron/Getty Images
Lewis Hamilton after the F1 Abu Dhabi GP in 2021 — Photo: Lars Baron/Getty Images

– I’ve been robbed? Obviously. I mean, you know the story. But I think what was really beautiful about that moment, what I take away from it, was that my dad was with me. And we went through this huge rollercoaster of life together, with ups and downs. And on the day that hurt the most, he was there, and the way he raised me was always standing up, with my head held high – said Hamilton.

An accident in the final laps put the safety car on the track and reduced Hamilton’s 14s advantage over Verstappen. The Dutchman went to the pits and put on soft tires to get closer to the Mercedes. The safety car, according to the regulations, should have done one more lap, which would have been the last of the race, but the race management made a mistake and called it earlier. Thus, faster, Max had no difficulty taking the lead and winning the title. In an interview with GQ, the British pilot stated that he maintains a peaceful relationship with the issue.

2 of 2 The overtake that decided the 2021 title: Max Verstappen over Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi — Photo: Joe Portlock/F1 via Getty Images
The overtake that decided the 2021 title: Max Verstappen over Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi — Photo: Joe Portlock/F1 via Getty Images

– If I see a clip of that, I still feel it. But I’m at peace with that. My fans were really determined about it. At first I couldn’t understand, but I realized that it’s not easy to have a relationship with someone who always finishes first. It’s inspiring. But there has never been a story of overcoming until now.

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