Alex Albon said Max Verstappen deserved the title more than Lewis Hamilton, saying that it was karmic he won.
Verstappen was chasing shadows against Hamilton for the majority of the title-deciding race at Abu Dhabi. However, an absolutely bizarre slice of luck saw the F1 gods smile on him with twisted rules, and pretty soon, the situation was flipped.
The Dutchman passed Hamilton on the final lap of the race and crossed the line to become world champion for the first time in his career. Although there was heavy controversy involved, many suggested he was a deserving champion all things considered.
Among them was Albon, who said that Verstappen deserved the title more than Hamilton due to the many incidents the season produced.
“I feel many decisions or moments this year have gone against Max. Just look at Silverstone, Hungary, Jeddah, and even the first lap in Abu Dhabi.
“So yes, we were incredibly lucky at the last minute but, at the same time, I think we earned that luck.
“Nothing against Lewis and Mercedes but, in a way, we got the karma we deserved as a team that Sunday. That’s how most things balance out over a season.”
“This title feels great, also for me,” he continued.
“As the title race got more exciting, we’ve refocused our work on this year’s car.
“In any case, we did more for the races in Jeddah and Abu Dhabi than we would do in the simulator for a normal race weekend. Fortunately, that worked out very well!”