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.