Mercedes backs point deduction penalty for ‘dirty driving’ ahead of Abu Dhabi GP

The 2021 Formula 1 season has come to a thrilling climax at the final race in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Only two Drivers’ Championship contenders remain, and they are approaching the final round level on points. In just a few hours, either Lewis Hamilton or Max Verstappen will be crowned champion, but there is palpable tension in the air as speculations of a collision between the two drivers have been hanging in the air.

The Mercedes and the Red Bull have come together several times this season and penalties have gone in either direction. However, everything is at stake in the final race at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday, and Mercedes are fully supporting the FIA’s reminder that any driver found to have deliberately caused a collision to manipulate the result could face a points deduction.