Back in the past, Hamilton: The last championship was rigged in the last race

6 days ago

Lewis Hamilton hasn’t forgotten the championship he dropped to Max Verstappen in the final race of the previous campaign. The Dutchman passed Hamilton on the final lap while there was great uproar about the race officials’ rulings.

The seven-time world champion British pilot will never forget that fateful day when, just a few kilometers from the finish line, the championship was snatched from his grasp.

“The previous world championship had been fixed. On the track, Max Verstappen became the world champion after someone made that decision “Hamilton, who is from Abu Dhabi, stated.

In comparing his victory in 2008 in Brazil, when Felipe Massa was up against Timo Glock’s Toyota, the British driver said:

“There was no cheating during that world championship. Even though the winner was determined on the final lap of both races, leaving one pilot upset, the two competitions cannot be compared. However, the 2008 World Championship was not compromised, despite the fact that “.

“This year, the race commissioners, who made bizarre choices and went outside the rules in the final lap, selected the winner. I thus assert that this year’s title was fabricated “, according to Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton.