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Hamilton and Verstappen's dramatic finale in pictures

Hamilton and Verstappen's dramatic finale in pictures

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Hamilton and Verstappen's dramatic finale in pictures

Hamilton and Verstappen's dramatic finale in pictures

Max Verstappen became champion in dramatic fashion after a last-lap overtake on Lewis Hamilton at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Like the 2021 season as a whole, the Yas Marina finale had it all with great racing and controversy in equal measure.

GPFans has collated a gallery of images to relive the frantic 58 lap race:

Hamilton took the lead into turn one after a lightning-fast start
Only for Verstappen to lunge back at him. Hamilton cut the chicane and no investigation was necessary
Hamilton took control of the race, easily keeping Verstappen at bay
But after pitting, Hamilton was pegged back by Perez, who defended valiantly to bring Verstappen back to within striking distance
Hamilton lost his advantage with a late - and ultimately controversial - safety car period
On the final lap, Verstappen made his move on fresher tyres to clinch the world championship
Both drivers congratulated each other in parc fermé
Whilst Hamilton was consoled by father Anthony...
Verstappen was congratulated by father Jos
Max Verstappen: 2021 F1 world champion!
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