Zak Brown refutes FIA bribery theory against Lewis Hamilton


More than a month has passed since the spectacular Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton controversially lost a potential eighth world title to title contender Max Verstappen in the closing stages of the race. Many in the F1 community believed the governing body was corrupt, but McLaren CEO Zak Brown disagrees with such views.


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There is no doubt that the events of the last race of the season have divided the racing community. Hamilton’s fanbase felt the Mercedes driver had a world championship stolen from him and quickly concluded that the FIA ​​was corrupt.

Zak Brown doesn’t believe the sport’s governing body is corrupt


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The final laps of the decisive race for the title are the most talked about topic in the sport. Many thought the FIA ​​was corrupt in its decision-making, but Brown doesn’t believe those theories.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after the start of the race REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Talk to BBC, “For those who might have an opinion on ‘sport is corrupt, etc. “, I disagree with that. Do I think a different decision could have been made? Yeah probably. I want to wait and see what the FIA ​​comes out with, but I don’t think it’s malicious and therefore I don’t think it’s corrupt.”

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What does the McLaren boss say about Lewis Hamilton’s future in F1?

The Knight’s future in the sport is still up for debate. The seven-time world champion awaits the FIA’s decision on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. On the other hand, Brown does not think he will leave the grid, although he is very upset with the way things have gone at the Yas Marina circuit.

He said, “I’m sure he’s very angry. But I think race car drivers want to race and he’s a fighter and he’ll want to come back and win an eighth world title. I don’t think he’s ready to retire.


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“I don’t know Lewis very well. I wouldn’t be shocked if he stopped. I don’t think anyone should take it for granted that he’s coming back. We should not overlook or fail to acknowledge his frustration and anger. And maybe he hasn’t made a decision and maybe what he’s doing is taking time to make his decision, because once it’s done, it’s do.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in second Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili

“So I don’t think we should rule it out or make light of it. I just think he still has a burning desire to race and that will ultimately determine his decision. Brown concluded.


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If the Mercedes driver returns to the grid for the coming season, what are your expectations of Hamilton? Let us know in the comments section below.


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