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Ex-F1 champion says controversial Abu Dhabi GP restart was ‘good’ for Formula 1

Former Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve believes that the controversy surrounding the end of the world championship last year may be a positive thing for the sport in the long run. Sir Lewis Hamilton was denied his record eighth title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December after a contentious late Safety Car restart allowed Max Verstappen to pass the 37-year-old on the final lap of the race. Race director Michael Masi opted only to allow five lapped cars to pass the Safety Car ahead of the final lap in the fear that time constraints would prevent any further green flag running. READ: FIA ‘conspiracy’ against Hamilton ‘eating away’ at credibility of Formula 1 Mercedes...
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