Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Purple Bull Racing RB16B Honda on observe through the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 20, 2021 in Le Castellet, France.
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Max Verstappen has grow to be System 1 world champion for the primary time after a unprecedented, controversial end to the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP which noticed him overtake Lewis Hamilton on the ultimate lap after a dramatic late Security Automotive.
Hamilton seemed to be heading for his document eighth crown after main from the beginning however a late crash for Nicholas Latifi’s Williams introduced out the Security Automotive and created all method of drama to an unbelievable season.
Purple Bull pitted Verstappen for brand new gentle tyres, whereas Hamilton stayed out within the lead on his older tyre. Whereas there have been initially a number of lapped vehicles between them within the queue, Race Management instructed lapped vehicles to hitch the again of the pack on the penultimate tour and that recreated the Hamilton-Verstappen one-two within the queue for the restart.
With protestations from the Mercedes pit wall, the race resumed on the ultimate lap of the race and season and Verstappen overtook Hamilton down the within at Flip 5 to take the win and the crown away from his Mercedes rival.
Verstappen turns into the primary Dutchman to win the title and the second for Purple Bull after Sebastian Vettel.