So the race started, and by the end turn 7 we had our first bit of controversy. Hamilton, again, got a blinder of a start, with Verstappen just not getting away well at all. And with Hamilton on the inside, he slipped into the lead quite easily. Even though Verstappen’s start wasn’t great, his tyres were up to temperature quicker and he was looking quick in the first few corners. He got a great run out of the turn 4 hairpin and was in Hamilton’s slipstream. By the end of the straight Verstappen was two or three car lengths behind the Hamilton at the braking zone - he didn’t look like he was in a position to try and make a move - and yet he did. But before we get into whether what happened was fair or not, it’s worth talking about Verstappen’s “jink and dive” technique - that’s not actually what people call it, it’s what’s going on. I think I’ll coin that one. It’s where Verstappen - and other drivers - turn the car sharply just before a braking zone - and then brake. They then drive in a diagonal line down to the apex of the corner. It’s not the quickest racing line, but it’s great for overtaking because you can brake late and the diagonal route to the apex is shorter than the normal racing line - increasing the opportunity for an overtake. ➤ Join our Driver61 Community Discord! - 🤍discord.gg/Driver61 ➤ Subscribe for more incredible motorsport: 🤍goo.gl/AbD2f9 ➤Follow us on: ➤ Instagram- 🤍official_driver61 - 🤍bit.ly/D61Insta ➤TikTok - 🤍official_driver61 - 🤍bit.ly/D61TikTok ➤ iPad Drawing sponsored by Concepts, you can get an exclusive free trial here! - 🤍concepts.app/driver61 Ok, so Verstappen lunges Hamilton, but gets ahead by the apex. Lewis tries to turn in, but Max is already there. The two make very slight contact. Verstappen keeps it in the track, and Hamilton skirts across the runoff, keeping his position. So let’s look at it from the perspective of each driver. First, Verstappen. He was on the softer tyre compared to Hamilton - on which he was supposed to get a better start and gap him over the first 15 laps. So, after the bad start, he needed to make a move quickly. Verstappen’s championship position also meant he could be bolder with his wheel-tp-wheel racing. Plus, it’s Verstappen, who as we know absolutely sends it with any opportunity. There’s no doubt this was an aggressive move, but this time - as opposed to some of the other incidents we’ve seen this year, Verstappen managed to keep it on the track - within the white lines. So, in my opinion, Verstappen make an aggressive move, but one that was completely legal. He did force Lewis of the track, but Lewis was on the outside and could have yielded earlier. The way I like to think about racing is that as long as one driver doesn’t t-bone [add funny image] another, aggressive racing is ok. Maybe it’s because of my racing background, but I like aggressive racing and I accept it when someone does it to me. 📺 F1 Driver’s Technique Explained ➤ Senna’s bizarre technique: 🤍bit.ly/3lORK59 ➤ How Schumacher’s style won 7 championships: 🤍bit.ly/3527cVz ➤ Alonso’s strange steering: 🤍bit.ly/2Z7a93v ➤ How Verstappen will be F1 champion: 🤍bit.ly/3jK6L6n ➤ How Verstappen is so fast in the wet: 🤍bit.ly/32WMVhr 📺 F1 Engineering ➤ How F1 brakes work: 🤍bit.ly/3h0Whh0 ➤ How an F1 clutch works: 🤍bit.ly/3i0oDJM ➤ What’s inside an F1 gearbox: 🤍bit.ly/2DzMqRW ➤ How F1 teams change four tyres in two seconds: 🤍bit.ly/2QVpkIl 🏎️ Track & Racing Driver! ➤ Get a free report on your track driving: 🤍bit.ly/2LmYNBA ➤ Get faster on track with our FREE 25-part tutorial series:🤍bit.ly/2PypIMK ➤ Our real-world training programmes: 🤍bit.ly/2ktjtgV 🏁 Sim Racers! ➤ My sim wheel: 🤍bit.ly/354BBlY ➤ My sim pedals: 🤍bit.ly/3eJckQo ➤ Our sim racing course: 🤍bit.ly/34WuV7p ➤ Get a free report on your track driving: 🤍bit.ly/2LmYNBA ➤ Driver61 Sim Racing Channel: 🤍bit.ly/2BMdk4B #F1 #AbuDhabiGP #TheF1Breakdown
Michael Masi gave Max his 1st championship and robbed Lewis and he should have been fired the next day.
Ah, the day my 40 year long love for F1 died. Not missed it.
it just hit me, for certain sports the refs are allowed to add extra time, allowing the action to continue, what if it was brought to the FIA, to add a rule where the race director would add 5 laps or what he see fit, if a safety is called out during the last five laps or so, and have it be so that races don't finish with a safety car? @Driver61. what's your take on this idea.
pls note I'm very new to the F1 scene and I don't know the rules, or what exists at the moment with the governing body .
Lewis won that race 3 times but still finished 2nd....
Yield or crash is not hard racing, it dangerous and involves no skill
rules bended = gifted. simple as that. you dont need a 12min vid to understand this. just a normal functioning brain.
Fia needs to get there crap together. 2021 was so poorly officiated I don’t want to see another title fight 🤷♂️ if it’s officiated properly Max wins it easily but that will never happen. Fia loves to create fake drama, letting Lewis get a win after taking Max out or Max being told to give position back in Bahrain. Not to mention Lewis is the luckiest driver I’ve ever seen
Stevie wonder could see the kid got FK Ed are you kidding me I can't believe he didn't punch someones lights out over this .
Lewis was robbed and it’s been proved that red bull spent over the budget cap and where is the justice when he’s still champion, we all know Lewis is the true 2021 champion and should be an 8 time champion
He got robbed for sure.
What I don’t get is under safety car how does it become fair that the race leader loses his lead? If you are to restart under fair conditions shouldn’t the race leader get to keep the lead?
Daylight robbery, someone got a hefty wodd of 💰
Max "no chin" verstappen
8s ahead, I think we all know who's the best driver! I do now, anyway 😂
Do you have a video of the silverstone crash too? i felt like hamilton got rewarded for the errors he made... but you forgot to mention that the stewards said prior to the race that they could deduct points in case of a crash. in abu dhabi... but not with a crash in silverstone. That is inconsistency too
2022 things hasn't got better
No. Lol. He never is, never will be.
Hamilton vs Verstappen in 2021 was bound to end in controversy. All season they both made questionable moves on each other it was garaunteed to end in big drama. I think it was more the big heads in F1 wanted to see some big drama to get people following the sport in the future
Yes, Hamilton was robbed and it will be swept under the rug…the show must go on.