The Moment Between Lewis Hamilton & Max Verstappen That Netflix Missed Out on in Abu Dhabi!

Published 12/21/2021, 4:06 AM EST
Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, 2nd position and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, 1st position during a press conference after the United States Grand Prix FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Formula One has increased its fan base due to Netflix’s hit series, Drive to Survive. The docu-series already has three seasons on the streaming platform; the fourth one will cover the 2021 season. With an intense title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, fans can’t wait to see the behind-the-scenes of this rivalry.

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However, there is some bad news, as the Netflix crew didn’t catch the interaction between the two title contenders at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Netflix crew misses out on an interaction between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

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Fans are eager to watch the 2021 season unfold on Netflix. However, there is one aspect that the film crew missed out on during the final race of the season. It was an interaction between the 7-time world champion and the Red Bull prodigy at the press conference.

F1 Nation Podcast host, Tom Clarkson said, as quoted by SoyMotor, “There was a fun time over the weekend. Before we got Max and Lewis together on Thursday, there was a big discussion about whether we were going for the ‘cheesy’ handshake.”

Max came in early, sat down and we were talking. About three minutes later, Lewis came in, walked over, fist bumps and said, ‘How are you, man?”

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 14, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

But soon Clarkson faced a major disappointment. He added, “Then at the end, I said to the Netflix guy, ‘You must have enjoyed the fist bump,’ but he said, ‘oh, I missed it, I was focused on Lewis and I missed it.’

“So I turned to the FOM camera and said, ‘Did you get it?’ And he said, ‘No, buddy, we weren’t ready yet.Then I went to the photographer, ‘have you got it?’ But he said, ‘No, buddy, I’m sorry, I didn’t catch it, I had the wrong target.”

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He explained, “So nobody has a clue about this punch, except those of us who were there!” (Translated from Spanish via Google)

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Formula One F1- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – December 5, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

There is no doubt that the fourth season of Drive to Survive would be the most exciting one as it covered one of the most enthralling seasons in Formula One history. What are you hoping to see in the upcoming season of DTS? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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