Both Christian Horner and Verstappen of the Red Bulls admitted that if it were not for the Latifis crash, the victory of this game would not have been achieved.
Despite the car accident, Latifi helped Williams win a P8 in the world team battle
Williams driver Nicholas Latifi had a car accident at Turn 15 in Abu Dhabi 5 laps before the end of the race. His car accidentally affected the F1 championship final and he apologized for it. Lewis Hamilton won a record-breaking eighth title when a Latifi crash triggered a safety car that caused chaos on the final lap of the race. Verstappen passed Hamilton on the final lap of the race after pitting on new soft tires.
He also found himself just behind Hamilton, who was 11 seconds behind before the crash. There is confusion as to whether the race will end behind the safety car, which allows Verstappen to pit for soft tires because he has nothing to lose, and Hamilton has to give up the track position and is in danger of pitting. Eventually fell behind Verstappen.
“In the next series of corners, we were really struggling with grip, especially where I ended up leaving. The whole weekend was a tricky corner for me, the tires were dirty, and the air It’s dirty, I made a mistake,” the Canadian said that the driver’s accident was crucial to Verstappen’s championship.
“Until then I didn’t realize the situation of the game. Obviously, I influenced it unconsciously, but I made a mistake and ruined my own game,” he added.
Many people even compare Hamilton to his first world championship in 2008, when he surpassed Toyota’s Timo Glock, who was struggling with dry tires in the wetlands. Overtaking in the last few corners of the race allowed Hamilton to defeat Ferrari’s Felipe Massa to win the world championship. Massa never won a world championship at the end of his career.
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