WATCH: A quick-fire look at the 2021 season highlights, the year that delivered on drama
This season will live long in the memory, with Max Verstappen crowned champion for Red Bull on the final lap of the final race. But long before the F1 circus arrived in Abu Dhabi for the last race of the year, the tension was already ramping up between the title rivals.
Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton delivered wheel-to-wheel racing at practically every venue, with some sublime overtaking coupled with the occasional dose of controversy making for a season full to the brim with drama.
Add in crashes, red flags, a couple of unlikely race winners, battles up and down the field, bodywork flying, team bosses struggling to believe their eyes and it’s clear that 2021 was a season for the ages, a year that showcased F1 to the world in all its glory.
Settle back, strap in and hit play on the video above to see a high-octane, thrill-a-second look at the very best bits of the year.