“My worst fears got here alive” in Abu Dhabi finale controversy · RaceFans

“My worst fears got here alive” in Abu Dhabi finale controversy · RaceFans

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Within the round-up: Lewis Hamilton says the controversial conclusion to final yr’s season, wherein he misplaced a doubtlessly record-breaking eighth world championship on the ultimate lap, left him “sitting there simply in disbelief”.

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Hamilton ‘knew one thing wasn’t proper’ in Abu Dhabi finale

Hamilton described his emotions after shedding the championship after FIA Method 1 race director Michael Masi broke the foundations to rearrange a final-lap restart.

“You see issues begin to unfold,” he advised Self-importance Honest, “and my worst fears got here alive. I used to be like, there’s no approach they’re going to cheat me out of this. There’s no approach. That gained’t occur. Certainly not.”

Requested whether or not he felt cheated, Hamilton stated: “I knew what had occurred. I knew what choices had been made and why. Sure, I knew that one thing wasn’t proper.”

Piastri ought to have proven extra loyalty – Szafnauer

Alpine group principal Otmar Szafnauer has criticised the group’s reserve driver Oscar Piastri for exhibiting a scarcity of “loyalty” by declaring he is not going to drive for them subsequent yr as Fernando Alonso’s alternative.

“There needs to be some loyalty to the truth that now we have invested actually tens of millions and tens of millions of euros to arrange him,” he advised El Confidencial.

Szafnauer stated he has had cellphone calls from 14 different drivers who’re concerned about Piastri’s seat, however is adamant they’ve a sound contract with Piastri.

“Alonso goes to Aston Martin,” stated Szafnauer. “We had a contract with Piastri and now we have to grasp the place he takes us legally. We consider, and that’s the reason we issued the assertion, that now we have a binding contract. Let’s spend a while finding out the place this takes us.”

Ganassi spoke to Palou for first time in weeks after podium

Palou returned to the rostrum in Nashville

Chip Ganassi and Alex Palou broke weeks of mutual silence after Sunday’s IndyCar race in Nashville as they celebrated third place within the race. The group and driver are concerned in authorized motion over Palou’s try to hitch rivals McLaren SP final yr.

“We didn’t actually have a chat one-to-one since then,” stated Palou. “I imply, it’s good, proper? We simply completed on the rostrum. It was a very good day. It was a very good day for the group total as nicely with Scott [Dixon] ending P1.”

Flooding hits Seoul forward of Method E finale

Method E is because of maintain its season finale double-header in Seoul this weekend, however elements of the South Korean capital have been hit by floods as a result of extraordinarily heavy rain:

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