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Formula 1: Ex-race director Michael Masi reveals death threats, 'vile' abuse
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Formula 1: Ex-race director Michael Masi reveals death threats, 'vile' abuse

The Australian said he tried to ignore them, but they impacted his mental health.

Formula 1: FIA concludes Michael Masi made human error, but acted in 'good faith' in controversial finale
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Formula 1: FIA concludes Michael Masi made human error, but acted in 'good faith' in controversial finale

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won his first world title after overtaking Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of Abu Dhabi GP following a controversial restart procedure.

Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix inquiry decision set for 18 March
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Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix inquiry decision set for 18 March

Hamilton was poised to capture a record-breaking eighth world title at the Abu Dhabi finale in December before a controversial safety car restart allowed Verstappen to pass the British driver on the last lap.

Formula 1: Nicholas Latifi reveals death threats after title furore
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Formula 1: Nicholas Latifi reveals death threats after title furore

Latifi said he was shocked by the "extreme tone of the hate, abuse, and even the death threats I received".

Formula 1: Mercedes withdraw appeal against Max Verstappen's controversial title victory
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Formula 1: Mercedes withdraw appeal against Max Verstappen's controversial title victory

The team said they had made the decision following "constructive dialogue" with governing body FIA with regard to establishing clarity for future racing scenarios.

Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to be reviewed by FIA for future lessons
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Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to be reviewed by FIA for future lessons

Verstappen claimed his first world title when he passed Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes on the final lap. He was given the opportunity after a key decision by race director Michael Masi.

'It sounds like they bent the rules a little bit to get a green finish': NASCAR champion Kyle Larson among many conflicted by F1 finish
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'It sounds like they bent the rules a little bit to get a green finish': NASCAR champion Kyle Larson among many conflicted by F1 finish

Mercedes filed two protests on behalf of Hamilton after the finish, which were both dismissed. Mercedes has now taken the case to the International Court of Appeal

Max Verstappen parties until daybreak after maiden F1 title
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Max Verstappen parties until daybreak after maiden F1 title

The sun was already rising over Abu Dhabi when Verstappen left the celebrations around 7 a.m. local time.

Lewis Hamilton to be knighted just days after F1 title woe
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Lewis Hamilton to be knighted just days after F1 title woe

Hamilton is due to attend an investiture at Windsor Castle to be honoured for services to motorsports

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Verstappen deserves maiden title but FIA’s inconsistencies dampen celebrations
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Verstappen deserves maiden title but FIA’s inconsistencies dampen celebrations

Apart from being entertaining, the race in Abu Dhabi was mired in controversy, with the FIA’s interference in the race leaving a bad taste in one’s mouth

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: ‘Just insane’, Max Verstappen reacts to being crowned F1 world champion
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: ‘Just insane’, Max Verstappen reacts to being crowned F1 world champion

The Red Bull driver beat Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling title showdown at the Yas Marina circuit to become the first Dutch racer to win the Formula One championship.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: ‘Epic F1 season!!’, Twitter goes wild after Verstappen beats Hamilton in thrilling title showdown
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: ‘Epic F1 season!!’, Twitter goes wild after Verstappen beats Hamilton in thrilling title showdown

Hamilton and Verstappen started side-by-side for one final trip around Yas Marina Circuit and the British driver surged to the lead. Verstappen stalked him through the first four turns then made his pass in turn five and pulled away in his Red Bull

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Five key moments of thrilling 'wheel-to-wheel' 2021 F1 season
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Five key moments of thrilling 'wheel-to-wheel' 2021 F1 season

The title chase went to the final race with the two drivers locked on the same number of points, the first time that had happened since 1974

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Verstappen beats Hamilton to pole as epic title battle gears up for thrilling showdown
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Verstappen beats Hamilton to pole as epic title battle gears up for thrilling showdown

Verstappen goes into the season-closing race level on points with Hamilton, who took second in qualifying to join the Red Bull driver on the front row.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton begins quest for F1 history by topping Friday practice
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton begins quest for F1 history by topping Friday practice

Hamilton, chasing an unprecedented eighth world title, goes into Sunday's season-closing race level on points with Max Verstappen.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Unrepentant Max Verstappen continues to criticise rules and officials
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Unrepentant Max Verstappen continues to criticise rules and officials

Verstappen, who was penalised twice in last Sunday's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, said he is punished for his driving style and that others, who drive in the same aggressive and unforgiving way, are not.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Record-chasing Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes in 'unmarked territory'
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Record-chasing Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes in 'unmarked territory'

Hamilton heads into Sunday's season finale after three successive Grand Prix victories put him level on points with Red Bull's Verstappen.

Formula 1 2020: Racing Point's Sergio Perez bids tearful farewell after engine failure wrecks Abu Dhabi GP
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Formula 1 2020: Racing Point's Sergio Perez bids tearful farewell after engine failure wrecks Abu Dhabi GP

"It is sad to be leaving the team this way," said Perez, who said he retained hopes of staying in Formula One with Red Bull, if they chose him as a replacement for Alex Albon.

Formula 1 2020: Max Verstappen wins season-ending Abu Dhabi GP in dominant style
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Formula 1 2020: Max Verstappen wins season-ending Abu Dhabi GP in dominant style

Max Verstappen finished 16 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas and 18.4 clear of world champion Lewis Hamilton as Red Bull enjoyed a rare and significant success over both Mercedes cars.

Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas back on top ahead of Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes rule practice sessions
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Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas back on top ahead of Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes rule practice sessions

Bottas clocked a best lap in 1min 36.276sec to outpace Hamilton, back after a bout of Covid-19 that forced him to miss an F1 race for the first time, by 0.203 seconds.