The principal of Red Bull Racing, Christian Horner said in an interview that cramp helped Max Verstappen win the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 2021 Formula 1 Championship, which was won by Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, has been a hot topic for a long time. The season ended a long time ago, but still, fans haven’t written it off.
Well, an interview, of which Christian Horner was a part, reveals one of the interesting facts about Verstappen’s victory in the 2021 F1 Grand Prix. Horner said,
“On that last lap, it was all down to Max. And what he didn’t tell us, he told us after the race. While they were going around behind the safety car, Max Verstappen got a massively bad cramp on his left leg.”
Max said he couldn’t feel his braking foot (left foot), and he wasn’t going to overtake Lewis at that corner. But because of the cramp, he was slow at braking, which let him pass Hamilton. Eventually, the cramp made him go past the Mercedes driver, and he won the championship on the final lap of the race.
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Post-2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Well, Red Bull’s second driver, Sergio Perez, became the hero behind Max Verstappen’s championship victory. He helped Max by defending Hamilton and reducing the distance between Lewis and Max. Fans called Sergio Perez the new Minister of Defense for Mexico. He didn’t finish the race, but his performance won the hearts of F1 fans.
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Often on social media, Red Bull and Mercedes fan bases fight for their glory. Mercedes fans claim that the FIA robbed Lewis Hamilton of winning his eighth F1 championship. On the other hand, Red Bull fans have often said the decision made by the FIA is correct.
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