Max VerstappenMax Verstappen (No 1 as 2021 World Champion, otherwise No 33) is a Belgium born F1 driver, racing under a... There's more... carries the driver’s titleFormula 1 runs two competitions over the course of a season, the Drivers title and the Constructors title. Points are... There's more... into the 2022 season, winning it over Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton (No 44) is an English-born F1 driver contracted to Mercedes in 2022. See more about Lewis on our... There's more... on the last lap of the last race of a thrilling 2021 season.
The race was subject to controversy over the way the safety carThe FIA runs the event and is responsible for the safety of the drivers, crew, marshals and spectators. To manage... was managed following a late crash by Nicolas Latifi. However, after initial challenges, both lewis and MercedesMercedes-Benz, a brand of the Mercedes-Benz Group, has been involved in Formula One as both team owner and engine manufacturer... There's more... conceded that Max had earnt the crown.
The title defender has the right to race in the following season using the No 1The Number 1 is reserved for the current world champion, as an option for them to use while they defend... There's more..., which Max has elected to do. His official number is 33.
The title may have been won on the last lap of the last race but it was earnt over the course of the season. Two drivers entered the race on 370.5 and only one could emerge the winner.