The race made a decision both the Drivers’ and Contractors’ champions; Max Verstappen and also Lewis Hamilton both had 369.5 factors coming right into the race. Verstappen won the race on the final lap with an overtaken for the lead on title rival Hamilton, after a debatable security cars and truck reboot in the last minutes of the race.
Verstappen’s win secured his initial Solution One World Drivers’ Champion of his job by eight points from Hamilton, as well as Red Bull Racing’s first because 2013. Mercedes won their 8th consecutive Formula One World Constructor Championship, setting a new record. The Grand Prix was likewise the final race for 2007 globe champ Mimi Raikkonen; the 42-year-old Finn relinquished the sport after a two-decade occupation extending 349 Grands Prix begins.
Since the controversial season finale 2021 in Abu Dhabi, Mercedes-Pilot Lewis Hamilton (37) has no longer publicly voiced. That nourishes speculation on the future of the world champion. His team boss Toto Wolff can not guarantee that the Brit will continue his career 2022.
He is the most important part of our sport. It would be a poverty for all formula 1 if the best driver decides to stop because of Hanebüchen’s decisions, said Wolff in the interview with the Austrian kron-Zeitung. I hope we’ll see him again.
The disappointment of Hamilton’s after the World Cup final in mid-December, when the 37-year-old had to give his rivals to his rival max stages after a controversial decision of the race management, he could understand. That will never be forgotten, said Wolff. Because it was just wrong what Lewis has happened. On this day he was unbeatable. Until the race line blown the fuses, she has decided on three rule violations. That’s hard to understand.
Even if stages over the season is a worthy world champion. But that day was a better than the other — and he did not win, said the Mercedes team boss.
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Nevertheless, you want to restart on the side of the silver arrows 2022 and attack the front. I am able to distort that. We draw our consequences and want to give the right answers on the track. That also applies to Hamilton. No matter what hurdle was put into his way, he knew his life that he has to talk on the racetrack, says Wolff.