Sports F1 - GP of Abu Dhabi: Horner wants a loyal fight between Hamilton and Verstappen

01:38  09 december  2021
01:38  09 december  2021 Source:   sport365.fr

Ferrari junior Shwartzman joins Haas F1 for Abu Dhabi rookie test

  Ferrari junior Shwartzman joins Haas F1 for Abu Dhabi rookie test The Haas Formula 1 team has announced Ferrari junior and FIA Formula 2 frontrunner Robert Shwartzman will drive for the team at the upcoming Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test.The 2019 FIA Formula 3 champion will take the wheel of the current Haas VF-21 at the rookie test, which will take place the week after the season closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December.

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has blasted Lewis Hamilton for 'dirty driving' after the Mercedes driver crashed with Max Verstappen in Formula 1 's British Grand Prix. Hamilton and Verstappen were battling for the lead throughout the opening half a lap at Silverstone, before the world champion got a run up the inside of his rival on the high-speed run to Copse. Verstappen stood his ground on the outside, however, and, as he turned through the right-hander, he was tagged by Hamilton 's front left wheel.

Christian Horner has launched a powerful defence of Max Verstappen , insisting his driver won't look to take out Lewis Hamilton in their title decider in Abu Dhabi . The pair have been involved in a number of incidents this season and their rivalry hit a new level in Saudi Arabia , where Verstappen received two separate time penalties - including one for brake checking the Mercedes driver. Max Verstappen opens up on dogfight with fierce title rival Lewis Hamilton ahead of Saudi Arabian GP where he can become F 1 CHAMPION.

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While the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi will be decisive in the title race, the boss of the 'Red Bull Racing Stable, Christian Horner, assured that the championship is played on the track, not on a snap or a decision of the commissioners.

The final duel is well launched! After Lewis Hamilton's chaotic victory in Jeddah this Sunday, the title of World Champion 2021 will be played on the last round in Abu Dhabi. Equal points in the rankings, the British and Max Verstappen will have 58 revised trace towers and corrected from Yas Marina to make a difference. But while an abandonment of the Mercedes pilot would seal the fate of the championship, Christian Horner assured that his entire team, and especially his pilot, wants it to be played at the regular. " Max Verstappen wants to win this championship on the track. It's as simple as that , said the boss of the Red Bull Racing stable in an interview with the British daily The Times. It's a hard driver but a right driver, and I do not expect something else this weekend. Nobody wants to win this championship in a gravel tray or through a commissioner survey. "While a victory of his foal would be the simplest scenario to offer him a first world champion title, Christian Horner ensures that his team will not change approach. " to finish first, you have to finish the race. This has been our mantra throughout this season, adds the British leader. I think all fans want a fair and clean fight. And that the best team and the best driver earn . »

Verstappen: Fresh F1 engine will not bring Mercedes-type power gains

  Verstappen: Fresh F1 engine will not bring Mercedes-type power gains Max Verstappen says taking a fresh engine in the final two Formula 1 races will not bring the kind of performance gains that rival Mercedes gets.It is the same one that Hamilton put to good use at the Brazilian Grand Prix, with its power advantage helping him charge from the back of the grid in the sprint race to take a brilliant victory in the main event.

Formula One fans revelled in Sunday's sensational Saudi Arabia Grand Prix race that saw Lewis Hamilton set up a thrilling season finale in Abu Dhabi next week by winning in Jeddah. The Mercedes driver won a thrilling inaugural Saudi GP contest that saw two red flags emerge, five drivers crash out due to collisions on the narrow track, while Hamilton also hit the back of Verstappen 's car as the Red Bull tried to let him pass. The result means both Hamilton and Verstappen are level on points going into the final F 1 showdown of the season next week in Abu Dhabi , with the contest set up as a

Lewis Hamilton produced another sensational drive in an incident-packed race to beat Max Verstappen and take the drivers’ title race to the final week. “Hi Luke, having read Alex Kroon’s email to you, I can tell you that the headline in EL PAIS is that Verstappen performed a “strange manoeuvre” causing the touch with Hamilton ,” emails Simon West. “And that he “turned the struggle for the championship into a dirty fight ”, so other parts of Europe are obviously taking a view on what happened today.”

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Horner: "He leads with his heart"

despite the breathtaking career of Lewis Hamilton, the pattern of the stable Milton Keynes puts her protégé at the level of the seventeent world champion. " If you put Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes, I have no doubt about who would prevail ," he says. Put Lewis in our car, and I do not doubt who would prevail. According to Christian Horner, Max Verstappen maintained Red Bull Racing "alive in this championship, including his way of driving," adding that " what he realizes with a less efficient and powerful car that his opponent is a little neglected ". If he had to compare the Dutch with one of his glorious seniors, the boss of the Austrian team has a name that returns to him immediately. "What Max Verstappen also has, that I have not seen in many pilots, except when I grew up looking at Nigel Mansell, it's a huge heart," says Christian Horner. He drives with his heart. It gives absolutely everything. "In this interview, the pattern of the Red Bull Racing stable did not fail to send a spad to Brackley and Mercedes:" they have more people in marketing and communication that we n have mechanics. Beyond the battle on the track, the war of words is far from over between the two peak stables.

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The international media after the chaotic title decision between Max stages and Lewis Hamilton not with criticism. Here the pressing moments. © Provided by sport1.de press calls for consequences from F1 final This title drama ensures big waves! max stapping secured his first World Cup title at the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi because he overtook Lewis Hamilton in the last round.

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