Saudi Arabian GP Race: Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton gave a money heist level of twist show in Saudi Arabia. In the race of 50 laps, 30 laps were not even raced.
A race marred with yellow and red flags would be disrespectful to call the race exciting. It would be hard to recollect when was the last time a team principal shouted on an FIA race director.
Both teams would probably feel that they have been wrong. As several things were going on together. So, some ramblings on the radio were expected. Hamilton once even called Verstappen a “crazy man”.
Nevertheless, the race conclusion would put on several talking points for the media until the season ends. With both teams spewing, even more taunts at each other.
Saudi Arabian GP Race: Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and FIA
The race’s bizarreness piqued when Verstappen had to let Hamilton pass ahead for overtaking him illegally. The Dutchman slowed down, but his rival had no idea that he had to go on.
So he ended up barging into Verstappen’s tyres. In the course, he even damaged his front wing. After a round of serious contemplation, Verstappen again was obligated to let Hamilton pass ahead.
However, the Dutch sensation managed to get the inside line this time and overtaken him again. Then after more protests by Mercedes, Verstappen once again gave the lead to Hamilton.
However, this time, the response from the Red Bull radio was: “That was not necessary.” But from there, Verstappen possibly couldn’t do anything, as faster Hamilton won the race.
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After the race ended, Verstappen couldn’t resist saying, “It is what it is.” Moreover, he didn’t even stay up at the podium for long. He was also against the officiating that happened, which obviously went against him.
“A lot of things happened which I don’t agree with but it is what it is. I tried on track to give it my all,” said Verstappen to SkyF1 after the race. Meanwhile, Mercedes thinks Verstappen’s driving in Saudi Arabia was over the limit.
Toto Wolff mainly was not happy with it and expressed his disappointment. The Silver Arrows team principal claims that it wasn’t a good race, even though they won with Hamilton breaching the chequered flag first.
He reiterates that he just wants a clean championship finish. That would, according to him, be the honourable end to one of the best Formula 1 seasons. The two drivers are equal on the points table before the last race.