Leading Red Bull to his first F1 title, while Lewis Hamilton leads a record eighth. 2021 couldn’t be more intense than that, with the two runners-up taking the lead back and forth multiple times.
Now comes the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia, which will be a completely new place in the history of Formula 1. In addition, the country appears on a light-filled urban track, which is called the fastest to date among similar asphalt segments.
And all of this could theoretically lead the waters to factory Mercedes, which appears to have moved a bit further away from Red Bull over the past weekend. However, Verstappen could be the world champion at the next Grand Prix.
Let’s see what should happen:
- If Verstappen wins the fastest lap, and Hamilton is sixth or worse
- If Verstappen wins and Hamilton is seventh or worse
- If Verstappen finished second and got the fastest lap and Hamilton is 10th or not
- If Verstappen is second and Hamilton doesn’t score
In all other cases, the fate of the 2021 championship title will only be decided at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. So we can wait and see how the next fight will turn out.
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