Why the 2021 title fight is far from F1's worst, despite its toxic background
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Why the 2021 title fight is far from F1's worst, despite its toxic background

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OPINION: Formula 1 reconvenes for the Russian Grand Prix two weeks after the latest blow in ‘Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton’. While the Silverstone and Monza incidents were controversial, they thankfully lacked one element that so far separates the 2021 title fight from the worst examples of ugly championship battles

The ‘Schumacher’ Netflix documentary did many things extremely well.

Against a backdrop of well-chosen archive footage and images, an impressive range of talking-head contributors from the seven-time world champion’s Formula 1 career were assembled to discuss his achievements and legacy. Contributions from many – including perhaps best of all: Jean Todt and Ross Brawn – articulately explained the complexities of character behind such a legendary figure. But they ultimately took a back seat compared to the expressions of love and devotion from Michael’s family.

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