HIGHLIGHTS: Relive Hamilton and Verstappen’s dramatic fight in the Abu Dhabi GP


The final race of the 2021 Formula 1 season, unsurprisingly, came down to a duel between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton for victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton took the lead at the race start after a brilliant launch off the line – but the race was turned on its head with five laps to go, as Nicholas Latifi crashed at Turn 14.

The resultant Safety Car allowed Verstappen to dive into the pits for softs, before the lead pair duked it out on the final lap, with Verstappen overtaking into Turn 5 to snatch the race lead before sweeping across the line.

The Dutch driver duly celebrated his maiden title – with his celebrations then dampened by the news that Mercedes had protested the result of the race in the aftermath of the action.

Watch highlights from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the video above.


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