Christian Horner recently stated that he knows that the fans feel angry about the events at Abu Dhabi 2021. It has been a long time since the final race of the 2021 season where Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton went head to head to decide the world championship winner. The race ended in the most controversial way it could have after Michael Masi, the race director, issued some confusing orders after Nicholas crashed. The race which was being led by Lewis Hamilton suddenly took a final lap turn and Max managed to finish first and win the Championship.
Post the entire incident there has been much hate between the two groups of fans.and even though Verstappen and Hamilton do not share rivalry anymore the fans seem to hate each other. Christian Horner recently stated that he understands why Mercedes or Hamilton fans feel so raged about the entire incident.
The fans have continuously called out the authorities for either supporting Max or Lewis throughout the entire 2021 season. Throughout the season there were incidents that the fans feel were biased for one driver or the other. However, there is no proof that the authorities were actually biased.
Christian Horner feels that the actions were justified
Horner stated that he now understands why the Mercedes fans were so angry; because of what they felt on the final race of the season, and it snatched the championship out of Lewis’ hands.
“If you’re a Max fan you feel like it’s redemption for what happened earlier in the year,” SilverArrows quoted him.
According to him, what happened to Lewis at the final race was something Red Bull and Max Verstappen had suffered the entire season, and so, the actions of the FIA and race director was justified, and he also states that Verstappen absolutely deserved the championship.