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Ecclestone responds to claims Hamilton was ‘robbed’ at 2021 Abu Dhabi GP

Former Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has rubbished claims that the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was 'manipulated', insisting that Max Verstappen beat Sir Lewis Hamilton “fair and square.” Hamilton’s Mercedes team were enraged when race director Michael Masi appeared to contradict Safety Car protocol, facilitating a Verstappen victory. Buy an F1 TV Pro subscription to watch live races The pair entered the final round level on points following a gargantuan battle last year, and the Briton found himself leading his young rival convincingly late on. However, a late crash for Williams’ Nicholas Latifi brought out the fateful Safety Car, allowing Verstappen to pit for fresh tyres....
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