Thoughtful Kyle Larson Gives His Candid Opinion on the Controversial Verstappen-Hamilton F1 Finale in Abu Dhabi

Published 12/15/2021, 1:50 AM EST
Jun 6, 2021; Sonoma, California, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) smiles after winning the Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix has to be one of the most polarising races in a long time. The final result was Max Verstappen taking his maiden F1 title. Already, there have been several views on social media, and NASCAR Cup champion Kyle Larson is the latest to comment.

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He said, “It sounds like they bent the rules a little bit to get a green finish, and it seems like that was their main goal. I don’t really know F1 well enough, but it doesn’t seem like they did it to help Max or anything like that. But they did make it exciting.”

Kyle Larson has dominated NASCAR this year, like Verstappen

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Both Larson and Verstappen’s campaigns were almost similar. To be precise, both of them stormed to 10 victories during the course of the NASCAR and F1 seasons. Additionally, if NASCAR had a podium system, then both Kyle Larson and Max Verstappen have notched up 8 podiums.

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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 11: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders at Richmond Raceway on September 11, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Larson continued as he spoke about the race, “The race fan in me was like ‘Man, I wish there would be a caution and this thing can get exciting in the end and produce some drama’. Then it happened. Then I was like ‘Well, I don’t know if that was particularly fair.'”

Recently, the Asian-American driver made an appearance in Abu Dhabi for the F1 finale. Of course, this excited many fans who were hoping to see him in an F1 car one day. Unfortunately, there could possibly be a massive issue because the rules are different and he is not eligible for a super license.

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What do you think about Larson’s statements? Let us know in the comments below.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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