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Formula 1: FIA change rules to avoid repeat of 2021 Abu Dhabi final race drama
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Formula 1: FIA change rules to avoid repeat of 2021 Abu Dhabi final race drama

In order to ensure that there won't be a repeat, and after a discussion with the teams, the FIA has amended the relevant rule, which now specifies that all lapped cars must be waved past the leader if it is considered safe to do so.

Formula 1: 'I never ever said I was going to stop', Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton gears up for 2022 season
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Formula 1: 'I never ever said I was going to stop', Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton gears up for 2022 season

The British driver, 37, was speaking for the first time since he lost the championship in controversial circumstances to Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi on 12 December.

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.

Year in Review 2021: Top 10 sporting moments from the year gone by
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Year in Review 2021: Top 10 sporting moments from the year gone by

As the year draws to a close, the sports desk at Firstpost picks some of their favourite moments from the 2021

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: What happened at Yas Marina Circuit wasn't fair, it was Lewis Hamilton's race, says Narain Karthikeyan
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: What happened at Yas Marina Circuit wasn't fair, it was Lewis Hamilton's race, says Narain Karthikeyan

"How the entire situation unfolded, it seemed like they wanted Max to win. It was a great battle for the championship but what happened yesterday it wasn't sport," said Karthikeyan

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Max Verstappen crowned world champion despite Mercedes' protests
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Max Verstappen crowned world champion despite Mercedes' protests

Long after the spectators had departed the Yas Marina track, an FIA hearing delivered its verdict, rejecting the protests to confirm Verstappen as the first Dutchman to lift the crown.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Mercedes lodge appeals over Verstappen's win, contest safety car procedure in deciding lap
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Mercedes lodge appeals over Verstappen's win, contest safety car procedure in deciding lap

"Mercedes have protested 'against the classification established at the end of the Competition', relating to alleged breaches of Articles 48.8 and 48.12 of the FIA Sporting Regulations," Formula One tweeted

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: Haas driver Nikita Mazepin tests positive for COVID-19, to miss race
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Haas driver Nikita Mazepin tests positive for COVID-19, to miss race

"Nikita is physically well, having been asymptomatic, but he will now self-isolate and adhere to the guidelines of the relevant public health authorities," Haas said in a statement.

Hamilton vs Verstappen, Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix 2021 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch F1 Race
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Hamilton vs Verstappen, Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix 2021 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch F1 Race

Here's all you need to know about when and where to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Formula 1 2021 draws to a close.

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.