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Max Verstappen claims he was the unlucky one in thrilling Lewis Hamilton F1 finale

Max Verstappen claims he was the unlucky one in thrilling Lewis Hamilton F1 finale

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Max Verstappen pipped Hamilton following a controversial finale in Abu Dhabi, but F1’s new champion says only “bad luck” prevented him winning the title beforehand.

 

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Max Verstappen says it was karma that he ended up as F1’s world champ.

The Dutchman claimed his maiden title in controversial circumstances four months ago following a nerve-shredding finale in Abu Dhabi that scuppered Lewis Hamilton ’s hopes of a record-breaking eighth crown.

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But as the countdown continued towards this season’s opener in Bahrain, the Red Bull ace said he deserved his triumph.

He said: “The championship is won over a whole season – not by one decision in the last race.

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“So, I think it deserved the title – absolutely.

“Maybe there are people out there who only watched the last Grand Prix. Maybe they think I was lucky.

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