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    WATCH: ‘I’m just speechless’ – Onboard with Lewis Hamilton after the final lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Stunned silence. That is how Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes reacted after Max Verstappen won the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship on the final lap in Abu Dhabi.

    This incredible level of competition and commitment – over one of the greatest seasons ever – was always going to trigger intense emotion, as Sunday showed, and Hamilton's reaction of silence speaks volumes.

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    Ride onboard with the seven-time world champion as he rounds the Yas Marina Circuit, processing the final-lap showdown – with race engineer Pete Bonnington in his ear – which saw him denied the chance to become a record-breaking eight-time world champion.

    Watch the video above.