The 2021 Formula One title battle will go to the final race with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen level on points in the championship after Saudi Arabia. The seven-time world champion won the race no fewer than eight times in total and has done so no fewer than seven times since 2014. The 2021 F1 championship has swung between the two and is now on a knife-edge. That ended up being decisive George Russell vs Kimi Rikknen (2021) Max Verstappen. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton first collided with each other at Silverstone GP. LEWIS HAMILTON and Max Verstappen face off for the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship in Abu Dhabi today. Formula 1 Theme. Max Verstappen is the challenger trying to dethrone the seven-time champion. 22. championship result: 2nd. Lewis Hamilton vs. Max Verstappen 2021. 7.2K Likes, 244 Comments. With the 2021 F1 season entering its final stages, the question of who will win the championship remains unresolved. Let's look back over the 17 races so far this season, and identify where both Verstappen and Hamilton dropped the ball over the course of the year. The FIA has explained why it felt Lewis Hamilton was to blame for the first lap incident that put Max Verstappen out of Formula 1s British Grand Prix. In Barcelona, Mercedes turned a one-stop race into a two-stop race, and the strategy works: Hamilton passes Verstappen with just six laps left in the race and takes hom the win. The Mercedes driver currently trails the Dutchman by 12 points. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will go into the final race of the season tied on points after the pair collided again in Jeddah. I cast the chart,will verstappen win F1 champ 2021? British GP 2021 | VER vs. HAM . #f1 #formula1 #britishgp 2021 against Verstappen vs 2022 against Leclerc - Credit to owner and editorSubscribe for more motorsport and automotive contents Max Verstappen. The Sprint race is getting organized by sacrificing one of the three practice sessions The victory for Verstappen caps off a historic 2021 season that saw him lead the most laps in a single season of any racer in F1 history. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen head into the final Formula One weekend level on points at the top of the drivers standings, with the Dutch racer set to win if neither finish on account of more race wins this season. Lewis Hamilton. Share -. Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 careers compared, including championships, wins, pole positions, points and more. Dutch-Belgian racing driver. Yas Marina has been a stronghold of Mercedes, having had won every Grand Prix since 2014 until Verstappens surprise win in 2020. The other was in 1974. Max Verstappen orchestrated an incredible afternoon at Dutch GP to clinch his seventh F1 race win of the 2021 F1 season. May 23: Monaco. The epic 22-race battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen for the 2021 F1 championship has been hailed as the greatest grand prix season in history. After a contentious first race of the 2021 F1 calendar which saw Lewis Hamilton finish just ahead of Max Verstappen in Bahrain, the Dutchman came flying back with an impressive win at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday. Max Verstappen withstood a late Lewis Hamilton lunge for victory to record a nail-biting victory at the United States Grand Prix. Verstappen ended the season with 395.5 points, 8 clear of rival Lewis Hamilton. Jul 27, 2021 #10 Post data or chart for that moment! TikTok video from F1 Onboards (@f1onboards): "Hamilton vs. Verstappen at Silverstone 2021 Onboards #verstappen #hamilton #f1 #silverstone". Lewis Hamilton Mercedes. It was a rivalry for the ages by the end of 2021 but at the start of the year, there was only scant evidence that it would become such an all-encompassing title fight. Fighting with a rival through Copse for the second successive season, Lewis Hamilton has praised Charles Leclerc for their lack of contact while having a dig at Max Verstappen for their 2021 troubles. Lewis Hamilton had to concede the win to title rival Max Verstappen at the United States Grand Prix Photo: AFP / Robyn Beck. By Michael Lamonato | October 24, 2021 5:15 PM ET. For the first time since 1974, the top two drivers in the standings are tied heading into the final race of the Formula 1 season.Lewis Hamilton Hamilton is the strongest driver ever at Silverstone. And the equation is simple, if either of the two have a lead of 27 or more by the time Abu Dhabi comes around they'll be crowned champion as there is only a maximum of 26 points up for grabs at each race. Max Verstappen has a Formula 1 world championship. British GP 2021 | VER vs. HAM . The 2021 season ends with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, and the amount of drama surrounding the event is unprecedented. Formula 1 Theme. In 2021, however, the drama is very much at the front of the field. Max Verstappen talks to his father Jos at the Sarno race in 2012. events: 22. It is only the second time drivers have been tied at the top before the final race. Max Verstappen edged past Lewis Hamilton in the final lap. With a 19-point lead, a win in Brazil would mean Verstappen could finish second to Hamilton in the remaining races and still claim the championship, but the Let's look back over the 17 races so far this season, and identify where both Verstappen and Hamilton dropped the ball over the course of the year. The 2021 Formula One title battle will go to the final race with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen level on points in the championship after Saudi Arabia. Heading into the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton and Verstappen are tied atop the driver's championship table, with the rivals holding 369.5 points each, as they've traded haymakers all season long. Not literally, of course, but they might as well have. Johannesburg. Dec 12, 2021, 08:11 pm 3 min read. Max Verstappen overtakes Lewis Hamilton on last lap to win 2021 F1 World Championship - Daily Star. In Portugal, Hamilton qualified on pole again, ahead of Bottas and Verstappen. If Christian Horner and Red Bull had their way, Hamilton would not have had the chance of adding to his British GP wins in 2021 after the collision with Max Verstappen. SAKHIR, Bahrain World champion Lewis Hamilton just managed to hold off Max Verstappen to win the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix and clinch the 96th Formula One win of his career on Sunday. George Russell vs Kimi Rikknen (2021) Max Verstappen. Through pulsing race wins, crashes and clashes, the two have crafted F1s best on-track duel in a decade. A total of 19-points separate championship leader Max Verstappen from title holder, Lewis Hamilton. IND vs SA 1st Test 2021. The two drivers are level on points heading into the final-race showdown and new Parimatch c Doug Nye, who has witnessed 66 years of them, casts his eye over the claim The unrelenting title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen stretched over the full 22-race season The battle this year is Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton,Max and his team seam to be strong this year,but will be enough to take the 8th champ from the hands of Lewis? All their races, results, wins, polepositions, championships and DNFs F1 TV RADIO REWIND: The dramatic end to the 2021 Formula 1 season 7.2K Likes, 244 Comments. Max Verstappen is congratulated by Lewis Hamilton after the races dramatic finale. F1 presenter claims he will get Bottas tattoo if he wins one race this season. Theyve had their downs. If Christian Horner and Red Bull had their way, Hamilton would not have had the chance of adding to his British GP wins in 2021 after the collision with Max Verstappen. WE are into the final four races of this epic F1 season. Max Emilian Verstappen is a Belgian-Dutch race car driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 2021. Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes Mercedes let Ferrari off the hook with their decision to switch Lewis Hamilton on to hard compound tyres instead of softs. The rivalry between the two drivers has simmered all season, bubbling over at various points. What are the last odds for the title? win in Brazil, Hamilton enjoyed one of his easiest. Verstappen: 43 points Hamilton: 42 points. Head-to-head performance: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton season 2021 Max Verstappen Lewis Hamilton Points (vs best driver) Points (vs max possible) Average race result (all) Average race result (classified only) Average grid position Laps completed 6. While 14 points is not a huge advantage given the race winner is awarded 25, there are just three races left meaning Hamilton needs to beat Verstappen by an average of 4.7 points per race to win the title. On Sunday, there could be yet more on-track drama Dre 1: Think Hamilton wins in Saudi Arabia to make it a 1 point game going into the finale and Max takes Abu Dhabi to win it by a nose. Hamilton, on the other hand, was astonishingly denied a record-breaking 8th title after finishing second. Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda on track during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Published On Mar 29, 2021 12:36:00 AM 10,170 Views Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton was found at fault for a collision with Verstappen on the very first lap that ultimately ended the Red Bull drivers race on Lap 1. 3 November, 2021. Lewis Hamilton denied Charles Leclerc a sensational victory in Formula 1's 2021 British Grand Prix, after Hamilton collided with Max Verstappen on the opening lap, putting the Red Bull out. 7.2K Likes, 244 Comments. Whats more, the Dutchman has regained his lead in the championship table after briefly trailing his title contender, Lewis Hamilton. March 28, 2021: Verstappen and Hamilton battled for victory at the season opener in Bahrain. It would be fair to say that Hamilton v Verstappen broke the internet. Theyve had their ups. Lewis Hamilton aimed a dig at Max Verstappen after Sundays British Grand Prix as he praised sensible Charles Leclerc following the Mercedes-Ferrari battle by the closing levels. As has been the case for the 2021 Formula 1 season, the championship-deciding race was rife with drama. Verstappen refused to yield. In a rollercoaster championship, Verstappen had built up a substantial 32-point lead after winning race nine in Austria. Verstappen defended, but Hamilton launched further assaults on his rival into Brooklands and Luffield, with Verstappen able to remain ahead. It's the F1 decider and a history-chasing Lewis Hamilton hopes Max Verstappen would want to win the Formula One world title "the right way". Sarah Rendell. Lewis Hamilton Outduels Max Verstappen, Wins 2021 Opener Verstappen briefly took the lead in the closing laps, but track limits rules relegated him back to second. The 2021 Formula One title battle will go to the final race with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen level on points in the championship after Saudi Arabia. This cost him the race victory. The two touched wheels and the Red Bull went careening off the track and into the barrier. 2021 Formula 1 World Championship. Compare these or other drivers with one another at various seasons. Tale of the tape. Compare Formula 1 drivers Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen in season(s) 2021. The two battled for the championship in Head-to-head performance: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton season 2021 Max Verstappen Lewis Hamilton Points (vs best driver) Points (vs max possible) Average race result (all) Average race result (classified only) Average grid position Laps completed 6. And the equation is simple, if either of the two have a lead of 27 or more by the time Abu Dhabi comes around they'll be crowned champion as there is only a maximum of 26 points up for grabs at each race. Thrilling 2021 F1 season opener saw Hamilton and Verstappen scrap it out till the very last lap of the race in the desert. Verstappen's win prevented Hamilton from surpassing the record he still shares with racing legend Michael Schumacher. The Formula 1 title fight is heading for an epic final two rounds. Photograph: Mario Renzi/Formula 1/Getty Images. We all still have images in our heads of Max Verstappen flying through copse corner towards the barriers. Watch Story: From Shocking Lewis Hamilton Crash to Ferrari Pit Stop Blunder: Most Sensational Moments in Bahrain GP History Hamilton vs Verstappen Verstappen After 21 races, it all comes down to this a one-race shoot-out between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton for the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship. Hamilton drove on with just a broken wheel rim. 1st. Verstappen took the early advantage by qualifying in pole position after a magical qualifying lap on Saturday -- but it was Hamilton who started the race better from second, overtaking Verstappen before the first corner and dominating the majority of the Grand Prix with the Mercedes pace. Hamilton was overtaken by Bottas and Carlos Sainz on the opening lap. While Max Verstappen leads the Drivers' Championship by 12 points over Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull's Helmut Marko claims that Verstappen has "innocently" lost more than 50 points so far. Max Verstappen withstood a late Lewis Hamilton lunge for victory to record a nail-biting victory at the United States Grand Prix. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton first collided with each other at Silverstone GP. Hamilton had led heading into the final day, but a gearbox problem meant he could only finish seventh, with Raikkonen taking pole to secure Hamilton later spins off and drops to The 2021 Formula 1 season centred on two drivers who will prove to be legendary: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. May 9: Spain. At the British Grand Prix in July, the pair were involved in a high-speed collision on the opening lap that saw Verstappen subsequently forced to endure Hamiltons jubilant celebrations from a hospital bed a precautionary measure. Hamilton received a long hug from his father, who then went to the Red Bull garage and hugged both Verstappen and Verstappens father. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has revealed it all after the sensational victory in Abu Dhabi to win his maiden Drivers Championship last season. Max Verstappen became the first Dutchman ever to win the Formula One world championship title when he won a dramatic season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on Sunday. TikTok video from F1 Onboards (@f1onboards): "Hamilton vs. Verstappen at Silverstone 2021 Onboards #verstappen #hamilton #f1 #silverstone". As has been the case for the 2021 Formula 1 season, the championship-deciding race was rife with drama. Lewis Hamilton's record in the 2021 Formula 1 drivers' championship. Hamilton is the strongest driver ever at Silverstone. In the 2020 Formula 1 season, Lewis Hamilton ticked off several of Michael Schumachers long-standing records. In Portugal, Hamilton qualified on pole again, ahead of Bottas and Verstappen. After checking out of hospital dizzy, bruised and battered but otherwise unhurt following his 51g crash, Verstappen slammed Hamilton for wildly celebrating his home win. Getty Images. 09:45 , Kieran Jackson. A controversial win. Toto Wolff has claimed in Skys must-watch new F1 documentary that Michael Masi was turned by Red Bull at the end of last season and that a bromance helped Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to the title. The argument over whether Hamilton was to blame divided opinion in the paddock on Sunday night -- as did the 10-second penalty issued by the stewards that Hamilton overcame to win the race. Dec 12, 2021, 08:11 pm 3 min read.