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‘Complete nonsense’ – F1 legend Bernie Ecclestone bluntly says Lewis Hamilton has been ‘robbed’ of title

FORMER F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone believes it is ‘complete nonsense’ for Lewis Hamilton to be ‘robbed’ of his eighth world championship record.

Mercedes driver, 36 years old, lose the championship to Max Verstappen of Red Bull who overtook him in the final round in Abu Dhabi.

Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One World Championship by Max Verstappen on Sunday

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Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One World Championship by Max Verstappen on SundayCredit: Getty
Bernie Ecclestone believes Hamilton has nothing to complain about not winning in Abu Dhabi

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Bernie Ecclestone believes Hamilton has nothing to complain about not winning in Abu DhabiCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Hamilton won just because a safety car was deployed on lap 54 after Williams’ Nicholas Latifi crashed into the fence.

The 36-year-old led the race more than ten seconds in front of the safety car, which was finally allowed Verstappen to hone his opponents.

Verstappen then used his newer tires after he was pitted to get ahead of the seven-time world champion after the managers decided to allow convertibles to pass. Hamilton.

FIA director Michael Masi had initially indicated that the covered cars between Hamilton and Verstappen would stay in their lineup, only to change their mind, leading to the former claiming that race ‘has been manipulated’.

Angry Mercedes heads immediately appeal the safety car decided and vowed to take over their case to the court of appeal of the FIA after their pleas were denied.

But although many people feel that Hamilton Having been denied victory on Sunday, Ecclestone has claimed his English compatriot cannot complain about not winning.


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He just towards an incident involving Hamilton and Verstappen at the start of the GP Abu Dhabi after their opening round collision.

Talking to Sports sky, he said: “About being robbed – it was complete and utter nonsense.

“If you want to think about it, on the first lap of that race he (Hamilton) left the lap and came back again and Verstappen kept going and did absolutely nothing. wrong.

“Lewis was not punished for this so he shouldn’t complain too much.

“These things happen all the time in sport. We shouldn’t blame the race director, he did exactly what was the right thing to do.”

Commenting on Hamilton’s claims of manipulation, Ecclestone added: “I want to know who manipulated and was smart enough to do it.

“This is just a collection of situations that happened and it ended up being an incredible world championship that I’m sure everyone was happy to see.

“I think an appeal would be the worst thing they (Mercedes) could do. It looks like they’re a huge loser.

Hamilton congratulates Verstappen after he won his first Formula One world championship

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Hamilton congratulates Verstappen after he won his first Formula One world championshipCredit: Getty

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“It’s very classy. Two people race and one is faster than the other. It’s pointless.

“It took them four hours to decide if they had a case so it can’t be that obvious.

“Max won it fairly and squarely, which is the good thing to do. Everyone was happy to see a new face win it too.

“Personally, I’m glad Lewis didn’t win an eighth championship because of Michael Schumacher. I don’t want to see that broken.”

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