Hamilton wins crazy Saudi GP to level with Verstappen

Hamilton wins crazy, twice-halted Saudi GP

5/12/2021 10:58:00 PM

Hamilton wins crazy, twice-halted Saudi GP

:Lewis Hamilton won a crazy, twice-halted Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday to send the Formula One world championship into a winner-takes-all final showdown with the Mercedes driver and Red Bull's Max Verstappen level on points.On a chaotic night of soaring emotions in Jeddah, the inaugural race in the Gulf

:Lewis Hamilton won a crazy, twice-halted Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday to send the Formula One world championship into a winner-takes-all final showdown with the Mercedes driver and Red Bull's Max Verstappen level on points.On a chaotic night of soaring emotions in Jeddah, the inaugural race in the Gulf kingdom took almost as many twists and turns as an already astonishing and enthralling rollercoaster season.

There were crashes, safety cars, red flags, claims of dirty driving after Hamilton hit the back of Verstappen's suddenly slowing car, penalties, collisions and extraordinary exchanges between race director Michael Masi and the top two teams.Seven-times world champion Hamilton took the bonus point for fastest lap to level with Verstappen on 369.5 points after 21 races.

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Chaotic Saudi Arabian GP suspended a second timeJEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was suspended for a second time on Sunday (Dec 5) following a chaotic restart which saw Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton tangling on the first corner and several cars crashing out of the race. The race was initially stopped after 12 laps after Mick Schumacher slammed h

Inaugural Saudi Grand Prix stopped twice after crashes:The potentially title-deciding Saudi Arabian Formula One Grand Prix was stopped twice in the first 16 laps on Sunday before Red Bull's championship frontrunner Max Verstappen took the lead with title rival Lewis Hamilton close behind.The red flags came out on lap 15 after a five-lap safety car period trigger

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Inaugural Saudi Grand Prix stopped twice after crashes:The potentially title-deciding Saudi Arabian Formula One Grand Prix was stopped twice in the first 16 laps on Sunday before Red Bull's championship frontrunner Max Verstappen took the lead with title rival Lewis Hamilton close behind.The red flags came out on lap 15 after a five-lap safety car period trigger

Chaotic Saudi Arabian GP suspended a second timeJEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was suspended for a second time on Sunday (Dec 5) following a chaotic restart which saw Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton tangling on the first corner and several cars crashing out of the race. The race was initially stopped after 12 laps after Mick Schumacher slammed h

Qualifying crash dents hopes of early title party for VerstappenMax Verstappen was left disappointed on Saturday after a last-gasp mistake in the dying seconds of qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix cost him pole and dealt a blow to his chances of wrapping up a maiden Formula One title with a race to spare.The Dutchman had produced a stunning display under the

LinkedIn :Lewis Hamilton won a crazy, twice-halted Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday to send the Formula One world championship into a winner-takes-all final showdown with the Mercedes driver and Red Bull's Max Verstappen level on points. On a chaotic night of soaring emotions in Jeddah, the inaugural race in the Gulf kingdom took almost as many twists and turns as an already astonishing and enthralling rollercoaster season. There were crashes, safety cars, red flags, claims of dirty driving after Hamilton hit the back of Verstappen's suddenly slowing car, penalties, collisions and extraordinary exchanges between race director Michael Masi and the top two teams. Seven-times world champion Hamilton took the bonus point for fastest lap to level with Verstappen on 369.5 points after 21 races. The final round of the season is at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina next weekend. Verstappen, who finished second with Valtteri Bottas third for Mercedes, leads 9-8 on wins, however - meaning that the Dutch 24-year-old will be champion if neither score another point. "I tried to be as tough as I could be out there but also sensible and with all my race experience over the years, just keeping the car on track and staying clean," said Hamilton after his 103rd career win. The Briton started on pole but twice lost out to Verstappen at standing re-starts. The Dutch driver was eventually ordered to hand back the lead, after going wide as Hamilton tried to pass, but when he slowed Hamilton ran into the back of him - accusing his rival of 'brake-testing' him. Red Bull boss Christian Horner defended his driver:"I don't know why he ran into the back of you like that, it made no sense," he said over the radio. Stewards handed Verstappen a five second time penalty but Hamilton rendered that irrelevant by overtaking seven laps from the end. Mercedes were angry with Masi, saying they had not been given time to inform Hamilton that Verstappen had been told to give the place back, and Verstappen was also furious. "What happened today is unbelievable and this sport is more about penalties than racing. For me, this is not Formula One," said the Dutchman, who was awarded Driver of the Day in a fan vote. "That was spectacular but not a good race," said Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Christian Radnedge) Source: Reuters