England captain Harry Kane weighs in on F1 world-title decider controversy… claiming that ‘bizarre rules’ cost Lewis Hamilton his eighth championship and allowed Max Verstappen to emerge victorious in Abu Dhabi

Harry Kane has questioned the decision to allow Max Verstappen to close the gap to Lewis Hamilton while the safety car was deployed in the closing stages of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which enabled the Red Bull driver to overtake the Brit on the last lap to claim his maiden world title. After edging past Verstappen at the start, Hamilton managed to keep his rival at bay and opened up a comfortable lead. It seemed that the race may end under the safety car, but race director Michael Masi instead decided that one more lap could be completed, and allowed Verstappen to go past the lapped cars so that he started the final lap only just behind Hamilton. Seems like common sense to keep the lead that you’d raced so hard to gain.

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