What will Max Verstappen do in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix? For starters, he would want to beat Lewis Hamilton – it is a winner takes all contest, after all. But what if he doesn’t have the car to do so? The Yas Marina Circuit has undergone major changes this year.
Will Verstappen keep it clean? Has the fan sentiment drifted away from the young Dutchman after his iffy race in Saudi Arabia? And of course, is he now the underdog going into the season finale for 2021?
Lewis Hamilton has won the last three races on the trot. Can he make it a fourth and title-clinching win in Abu Dhabi? Does the onus lie equally on him to keep things clean when engaged in wheel-to-wheel battle with Verstappen?
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In this Pits to Podium segment of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal preview the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. All eyes will be on the Verstappen-Hamilton battle and maybe on the FIA if they are forced to get involved? Let’s hope that the title is settled on-track & not via post-race penalties and appeals. It’s been a crazy season – will it get crazier this weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit? Tune in!
(Season 2021, Episode 76)
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