WATCH: Max Verstappen Leads Red Bull F1 Garage Into a Celebratory Rendition of ‘We are the Champions’

Published 12/14/2021, 1:57 AM EST


Max Verstappen is the 2021 Formula One world champion. The Red Bull driver had been pushing himself to the limit all season long, and it seems to have paid off, as he defeated his arch-rival and title contender Lewis Hamilton to the title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Hence, it is understandable that the Dutch driver was over the moon as he celebrated this spectacular victory. He was seen having a good time with his Red Bull colleagues and closest aides.

Max Verstappen celebrates his first F1 title in style in Abu Dhabi

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The situation between Hamilton and Verstappen was tense as they headed into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this past weekend. In dramatic fashion, it was the Red Bull driver who came out on top.

The Red Bull garage was buzzing with happiness and so was Verstappen. The 24-year-old was singing the iconic “We are the champions”, alongside his colleagues and it was quite fitting given the situation.

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The Dutch driver has massive respect for Lewis

Undoubtedly, Hamilton and Verstappen gave the F1 community a great title fight for the entire 2021 season. There have been some heated moments between the two talented drivers, but the Red Bull prodigy still holds Hamilton in high regard.

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He said, “I have a lot of respect for Lewis, but you know, I’m just very happy that I won in general because it’s been of course a very tough season fighting against Mercedes and Lewis. But I don’t want to sound… arrogant or whatever, to say that it’s a great satisfaction to win against him.”

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili

“I just have a lot of respect for him, and I know he’s an amazing driver in terms of what he’s achieved but I’m just very happy that we won it,”  Verstappen explained.

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Seeing how intense the 2021 season was, fans can’t wait to see what next season has in store for them. Do you think we will see another title fight between Lewis and Max? Let us know what you think 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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