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Max Verstappen Reveals Secret to Beating Lewis Hamilton in 2021 Formula One Title Race

, Max Verstappen Reveals Secret to Beating Lewis Hamilton in 2021 Formula One Title Race

Christian Horner's Revelation

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has unveiled the surprising reason why Max Verstappen was able to beat Lewis Hamilton to the 2021 Formula One title. In an appearance on Sky's A League of Their Own, Horner disclosed that Verstappen was dealing with cramp during the crucial race.

Controversial Season Finale

The 2021 F1 season was filled with intense battles between Verstappen and Hamilton. However, it was the controversial handling of a safety car restart at the end of the season finale in Abu Dhabi that allowed Verstappen to overtake Hamilton on the final lap, securing his championship victory.

Mercedes' Mistake

Horner pointed out that Mercedes made a crucial error by leaving Hamilton on older tires. He described it as a strategic blunder, giving Verstappen the advantage with a fresh set of tires. This unexpected move caught Hamilton by surprise and ultimately led to Verstappen's successful overtake.

Verstappen's Cramp

Horner revealed that Verstappen's decision to overtake Hamilton was partly influenced by the cramp he was experiencing behind the safety car. Verstappen later admitted that he couldn't feel his left foot properly due to the cramp and decided to make the move anyway.

, Max Verstappen Reveals Secret to Beating Lewis Hamilton in 2021 Formula One Title Race

Hamilton's Controversial Claims

Following the race, Hamilton suggested that the title had been "manipulated." This statement sparked a heated debate among fans, further fueling the controversy surrounding the season's conclusion.

Red Bull's Post-Race Celebration

After their victory, the Red Bull team celebrated on a £20 million yacht. Horner shared that Verstappen was "wasted" during the party, highlighting the team's joyous mood after their hard-fought championship win.

Additionally, Horner humorously explained why he had been locked out of his house at Christmas, adding a lighthearted moment to the conversation.

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The aftermath of the 2021 season saw an investigation conducted by motorsport chiefs, which concluded that "human error" played a part in Verstappen's title win. Race director Michael Masi faced backlash and ultimately left the FIA.

, Max Verstappen Reveals Secret to Beating Lewis Hamilton in 2021 Formula One Title Race

It seems that Verstappen's cramp and Mercedes' strategic error played essential roles in the outcome of the 2021 Formula One title race. The controversy surrounding the season finale continues to be a hot topic among fans and experts alike.

A League of Their Own featuring Christian Horner airs on Sky Max and NOW, Wednesdays at 9pm.

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