‘Down to the wire!’ Emma Raducanu thrilled by the Hamilton-Verstappen battle at Jeddah

US Open champion Emma Raducanu shares her excitement on Instagram after a chaotic Saudi Arabian grand prix.

Emma Raducanu, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton
Emma Raducanu, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

The 2021 F1 season has been one of the most dramatic ones in recent history with the title rivals- Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen pushing each other to the very limit. After 21 rounds, both Hamilton and Verstappen will land in Abu Dhabi level on points.

Hamilton won a chaotic Saudi Arabian grand prix last weekend with Verstappen finishing second ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon. The race saw Verstappen taking the lead from Hamilton after the first red flag while the Brit passed Verstappen later in the race on track.

Meanwhile, British tennis sensation and US Open champion Emma Raducanu is also a huge F1 fan. She has time and again mentioned that she doesn’t miss any race and roots for countryman Lewis Hamilton. After the Saudi Arabian grand prix, Emma took to Instagram to share her excitement.

Emma Raducanu's Instagram story
Emma Raducanu’s Instagram story

“What a battle. Down the wire next week!” Raducanu wrote with a post of Hamilton winning the race. Raducanu is currently preparing for the next season with eyes on the Australian Open.

All to race for at Yas Marina

Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen

The Hamilton-Verstappen title fight will go down the wire at Yas Marina with both drivers tied at 369.5 points after 21 rounds. Whoever will beat the other will be crowned the 2021 Driver’s champion. As of now, if things stay the same, Verstappen will be the champion as he has 1 win more than Hamilton.

Meanwhile, Mercedes have a 28 point lead over Red Bull as both Hamilton and Bottas finished on the podium. On the other hand Verstappen’s teammate, Sergio Perez crashed into Charles Leclerc at Jeddah and didn’t finish the race.

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