VIDEO: Stefanos Tsitsipas Goes Berserk In The Stands As Max Verstappen Wins a Historical F1 Championship

Published 12/13/2021, 8:12 AM EST
Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts after a service break in the fourth set against Adrian Mannarino of France on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas was extremely excited about the final race of the F1 season, to say the least. The Greek had fully been supporting Lewis Hamilton’s rival Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing for the championship.


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Once Verstappen cleared the final lap ahead of rival Lewis Hamilton and won the championship, Tsitsipas was ecstatic. He was on the ground with the Red Bull Racing team from the beginning of the day.


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Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrated Max Verstappen’s championship

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Round 1 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 25, 2021. Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts during his first round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany REUTERS/Edgar Su

Heading into the ultimate race at the Yas Marina Circuit for the end of the 2021 F1 season, Stefanos Tsitsipas had already picked sides. The 7-time ATP title winner fully supported the Dutchman for the 2021 championship race.

This was quite understandable, as both Stefanos Tsitsipas and Max Verstappen are Red Bull athletes. “I think he stands out because he’s someone that’s very competitive, you can see it in his eyes,” Tsitsipas had earlier told Eurosport.


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Clearly stating his support for Max, Tsitsipas had said, “I’m rooting for Max. I hope he wins the title and makes us all proud.” Max Verstappen then went on to win his first championship yesterday, defeating Lewis Hamilton in a controversial last lap.

Subsequently, Stefanos, who was on the team as a guest from Red Bull, went ecstatic, sharing videos on social media.



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Sharing stories on his Instagram page, Tsitsipas could not praise the Dutchman enough, showing the victory celebrations. Before the race, Stefanos Tsitsipas had made his prediction. “I feel like Max will eventually take the lead and win that race, I have a feeling for it, I think he’s going to go all the way.” Clearly, the Greek could see the future!


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The tennis world was wowed by the final F1 race

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Dominic Thiem of Austria shakes hands with Alexander Zverev of Germany after winning their Men’s Singles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Dominic Thiem, too, who is set to make his return to the game soon, was fully in support of Verstappen. He took to Instagram to pledge his support and praise for the Dutch racing driver.


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Despite the F1 season being over, the new tennis season is right around the corner, so fans of both sports have much to look forward to. Do you think, like Max, Stefanos will have a successful 2021 season? Will he be able to grab his first Grand Slam title?

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. A collegiate athlete himself, he admires all sportspersons who put in the work in order to achieve excellence.