The brother of Lewis Hamilton claims he has been "mistreated" by the "disgraceful" FIA.
Lewis Hamilton's brother has launched an extraordinary tirade against the FIA, claiming that his brother was treated unfairly on a contentious Formula One day.
After an incredible race at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that went down to the wire, Max Verstappen became the World Champion for the first time.
With both drivers tied on points heading into the final race, it set up a thrilling finish, with Hamilton leading his rival by more than 11 seconds entering the final five laps.
The safety car was deployed after Nicholas Latifi's crash, allowing the two to restart the race neck and neck, while Verstappen managed to overtake Hamilton after pitting for new tyres.
The Dutchman won in one of the most dramatic finishes in Formula One history, but race director Michael Masi's decision to restart the race has sparked controversy.
Hamilton will have to wait a while longer to equal Michael Schumacher's seven World Championships record.
Nicolas, on the other hand, was furious with the outcome and posted a photo of Lewis on Instagram.
"THE TRUE CHAMPION!" he captioned the photo.
"The FIA disgraced our entire sport by breaking their own rules."
Regardless of how they were treated today, the Hamiltons were humble in defeat.
"My father, who raised us, congratulating Max andamp; his father Jos"
People can say whatever they want, but my Father's gesture disproves all doubters and haters and demonstrates who we are as 'The Hamilton's.'
"It's in our DNA to prove people wrong, which Lewis does on a daily basis."
"Congratulations to Max for such a fantastic season" "With utter professionalism and decency in defeat, even though we all know that he was let down by the sport that he has given so much to."