The first Saudi Arabia Grand Prix is already a classic. Lewis Hamilton avoided multiple penalties before the start of qualifying and Max Verstappen puts his Red Bull Racing into the wall while working on a mega-fast lap. Here’s what the internet has to say about it.
Hamilton avoids all penalties
— A… Fan (@RingGeneral) December 4, 2021
I 100% expect Red Bull to now challenge Lewis Hamilton’s lack of penalties #SaudiGP
— M (@sanzy_h) December 4, 2021
Christian Horner running to the stewards now. If verstappen had got pole nothing would have happened but now you can bet your last penny he will be off to lodge an appeal for Hamilton’s non penalties. pic.twitter.com/VnZiO3kgNr
— Stu Vickers (@scvmclaren) December 4, 2021
Can’t believe Hamilton didn’t get a penalty either. It’s a joke.
— Daniel Walker (@DanielWalker5) December 4, 2021
The fact Mazepins life is only worth 25,000 Euros is disgusting. Lewis deserves at least some sort of a penalty.
Look at 2 weeks ago. Where is the consistency FIA?
Every other driver and their mothers would get a penalty for ignoring yellows.
— J. Hamilton (@Silexpl) December 4, 2021
The right to appeal has been extended in the double waved yellow incident with Hamilton. Hmmmmm…
— Junaid #JB17 (@JunaidSamodien_) December 4, 2021
Verstappen almost had his tenth pole position of 2021
A dramatic ending to qualifying for Max
— Formula 1 (@F1) December 4, 2021
So unlucky for Max. That was probably the best lap that never was, in F1 history.
— Ben Hunt (@benjhunt) December 4, 2021
— Bas_van_Bodegraven #GOMAX (@RaceFanNo1) December 4, 2021
Max “I need a tow”
5 seconds later…. pic.twitter.com/MNLc145BEf
— Pete (@Engelmanas4) December 4, 2021
Alonso and Ricciardo watching Verstappen’s crash pic.twitter.com/bg1nuxNvhx
— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) December 4, 2021
What a lap that would’ve been pic.twitter.com/HQjXKyZDxh
— Red Bull Racing Honda (@redbullracing) December 4, 2021
Alonso’s reaction when Max crashed pic.twitter.com/K7BbjePLvu
— Isabel (@Formula_Isabel) December 4, 2021
And the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor goes to: pic.twitter.com/qN6b6aQW2l
— Ky (@FiftyBucksVT) December 4, 2021