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MotoGP boss wants to avoid F1 controversy in Abu Dhabi: 'There's no point'

MotoGP boss wants to avoid F1 controversy in Abu Dhabi: 'There's no point'

3 February - 19:28 Last update: 20:17
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MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta was not impressed with the way the Formula 1 season ended and the controversy surrounding the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. As such, he is not hoping for a similar scenario in his own sport.

The title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton made for an exciting season in 2021. The popularity of the sport skyrocketed, yet the season also brought much controversy.

The final race in Abu Dhabi was the highlight, where the title rivals started the race with an equal number of points. Verstappen eventually walked away with the championship victory after Michael Masi's much-discussed decisions in the closing stages of the race.

'Nowhere to go'

Ezpeleta enjoyed the fight between the two riders, but the MotoGP boss is not hoping for a similar scenario in his sport. "I would not like to have a MotoGP finish like the one in F1. I would like to see two riders fighting for the title in the last race, but the way the whole thing played out, there is no point," he tells Spanish Marca. "I like to have a championship, if possible until the end, but I don't like that after the end they create doubt and the runner-up doesn't talk anymore."

The FIA is still investigating the events in Abu Dhabi. The findings will be released in March. Meanwhile, Hamilton remains quiet on his social media awaiting the results.

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