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F1: No bad blood between Hamilton and Verstappen as Abu Dhabi prepares for Epic season finale

Lewis Hamilton downplays any talk of another crash between himself and title rival Max Verstappen ahead of final showdown on Sunday

History might have suggested that this Sunday’s final race in Abu Dhabi could be yet another chaotic event between the Mercedes and Red Bull drivers but 7 time F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton told in a press conference that he doesn’t believe such will happen again.

Hamilton plays down talk of dirty racing head of Sundays’s final showdown

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen who is currently tied level on points with the Mercedes driver has in the past suggested he could resort to dirty tactics in a bid to take the British superstar out of the race and ensure he wins the title.

”I do believe that everyone here racing comes to win, I would like to believe everyone wants to do it the right way, I don’t even let that creep into my mind” , Hamilton said .

The title race between the duo has already shaken up on social media all through the week and is set for huge viewership on Sunday afternoon.

Verstappen as well confirmed he has no intentions or thoughts about the same outcome prior to the race on Sunday.

”You just want to do the best you can as a team. Naturally the media starts to say these things, I don’t really have a lot more to comment on that, I just arrive here, try to do the best i can, be prepared and winner takes all”, the 24 year old Dutchman said.

Lewis Hamilton(Right) and Max Verstappen (Left) will slug it out this Sunday in Abu Dhabi in F1's final race of the 2021 season
Lewis Hamilton(Right) and Max Verstappen (Left) will slug it out this Sunday in Abu Dhabi in F1’s final race of the 2021 season

The pair go into Sunday’s final race of the season completely level on points, with both desperate to secure the 2021 drivers’ title.

Only once before in Formula 1 history has there been point tie between drivers before final race

However, for Red Bull’s Verstappen, son of former Formula One driver Jos Verstappen, he races for his first career title.

He will become the 34th champion and the first Dutch driver to win the championship in F1 history if he succeeds.

While Mercedes superstar Hamilton, aims to equal German legend, Michael Schumacher’s record of “the most consecutive Formula 1 driver to win championships”.

Being the driver with the most race wins (103) and pole positions (103) in F1 history, Hamilton will bag the title for the 8th time after 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 titles if he comes out on top come this Sunday.

Olafare Michael Oluwabukola
A Nationa Diploma holder in Computer Science at LENS POLYTECHNIC Offa, a full-time blogger, beatmaker, modern graphics designer, talent manager, and a vocalist

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