Fernando Alonso, two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso claims Max Verstappen won because he was so unlucky in 2021… however, he admits that Abi Dhabi’s victory was ‘pure Luck’ following late safety car dramas and controversial FIA decisions

  • Fernando Alonso says Max Verstappen was ‘justice” by winning F1 championship
  • According to the Alpine driver, he earned it because of his luck during the remaining season
  • Alonso admitted that it was pure luck after the Abu Dhabi GP drama.
  • Verstappen was able to defeat Hamilton because of a large FIA decision and a late safety vehicle 
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Fernando Alonso, a two-time F1 champion believes Max Verstappen was ‘justice’ for winning the 2021 driver’s title following his poor luck throughout the remainder of the season.

Red Bull’s star driver was named champion in Abu Dhabi after an extremely controversial last race in which Lewis Hamilton seemed certain to win the final laps.

Verstappen was able to win his maiden driver’s title thanks to a late safety car and the FIA’s removal of the back markers, much to the annoyance of Mercedes.

Max Verstappen won the world championship after beating Lewis Hamilton in late drama

Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton late in drama to win the world championship.

Verstappen celebrates with his team in the pit-lane after being crowned world champion

Verstappen celebrating with his team after being named world champion

Fernando Alonso (left) hugs Verstappen shortly after the pair finished the race in Abu Dhabi

Fernando Alonso (left) and Verstappen hugging shortly after finishing the Abu Dhabi race.

Alonso said that Verstappen was fully deserving of the win and 2021 title, even if it was partly due to his driving.

‘That was pure luck, we have to be honest about that,’ the 40-year-old told Dutch TV station Ziggo Sport. “On the other side, he was so unlucky this season, it’s now more balanced. This is a bit of justice.

Alonso knows what it is like to win and lose championships. In fact, he won the title in 2005 and 2006.

At Alpine, the Spaniard placed eighth at the Yas Marina Circuit’s season finale and was 10th in overall championship standings.  

Alonso says Verstappen deserved to triumph because he has been so unlucky across 2021

Alonso believes Verstappen should win because he was so unlucky in 2021

Alonso congratulates the Red Bull and Honda team after stepping out of his Alpine on Sunday

After stepping out from his Alpine, Alonso felicitates the Red Bull team and Honda team

Hamilton and Verstappen were at the top of the points standings. They entered the final race in Abu Dhabi with an overall point gap.

Hamilton looked set to win the title, until five laps into the race when Nicholas Latifi’s shunt brought out a safety car. This turned the race upside down.

Mercedes protested twice against the outcome, but it was ignored by the FIA who later ruled in favor of Verstappen as champion.