Red Bull driver Max Verstappen clinched his second Formula 1 title in confusing style at the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, October 9.
The 25-year-old raced to victory after the event was postponed for some hours due to heavy downpour that was witnessed in the locality.
Immediately after the race, Max was not certain that he had won the race due to the uncertainty about points allocation.
One of his main rivals, Charles Leclerc of Ferrari was also penalized for defending aggressively against Red Bull driver Sergio Perez.
The race was one of a kind since a recovery car was deployed to the track after a nasty crash while competitors were still in action.
Drivers were angered by the decision since eight years ago, a French competitor lost his life due to similar circumstances.
The late Jules Bianchi hit a tractor that had been deployed to the track in the same venue in 2014.
He suffered severe brain damage and never regained consciousness from the accident, making it one of the worst ever tragedies in the history of the championship.
Perez issued a statement after the race criticizing the organizers for making a life threatening decision.
“How can we make it clear that we never want to see a crane on track? We lost Jules because of that mistake.
“What happened today is totally unacceptable! I hope this is the last time ever I see a crane on track!,” read his statement.