Max Verstappen has won his first Formula One world title following his win at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, leaving Lewis Hamilton in second place in a nail-biting final lap.
According to The Guardian, Hamilton kept Verstappen at an arms-length after overtaking him, before the safety car came out on lap 54 to assist Nicholas Latifi after he crashed.
Verstappen used this to his advantage and went to pit again, switched to softer tyres and overtook the seven-time champion, Lewis Hamilton on the final lap, reports IOL.
Once the safety car left the track, one lap remained and the two were battling it out full-on. The fresh set of tyres really did the trick and 24-year-old Verstappen passed the chequered flag and pocketed the Formula One world title.
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