In the Driver's Seat: High drama in Jeddah lends new twist to F1 title hunt

Red Bull's Max Verstappen (left) and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton fighting for the top sport at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche on Dec 5, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Was there ever a Grand Prix quite like Saudi Arabia's inaugural event on the Jeddah Corniche on Sunday evening?

Two safety car deployments, three starts, four virtual safety cars, two collisions between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, two time penalties for the former, and a misunderstanding between Hamilton's Mercedes team and the race director Michael Masi created an electric contest.

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