George Russell brands manner of Max Verstappen’s victory ‘absolutely unacceptable’

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eorge Russell branded the top of the 2021 Components One World Championship “completely unacceptable” after a dramatic and controversial finale to the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton appeared to be cruising to a file eighth world title when the security automobile needed to be deployed when Nicholas Latifi crashed into the obstacles late within the race.

Simply earlier than a final-lap restart, solely the automobiles between the rivals got permission by FIA race director Michael Masi to overhaul for his or her observe place, a lot to the annoyance of Mercedes.

However Russell, who will staff up with Hamilton at Mercedes subsequent season, wrote on social media instantly after the race: “Max is a completely implausible driver who has had an unimaginable season and I’ve nothing however large respect for him.

“However what simply occurred is totally unacceptable. I can’t consider what we’ve simply seen.”

Hamilton performed down any aggravation over the outcome instantly after the chequered flag.

He mentioned: “Congratulations to Max and his staff. I believe we did an incredible job this yr.

“Everybody again on the manufacturing facility and right here labored so exhausting on this most tough of seasons. I am so proud of them and so grateful to be half of the journey with them. We gave it every thing this final half of the season, we by no means gave up.”

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