Sergio Perez has lost the fight for second place in the world championship with Charles Leclerc. The Mexican should have finished ahead of the Ferrari driver in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. However, Leclerc drove impeccably, with fantastic tire management, thus securing an excellent defense and the “title” of vice-world champion.
Regarding this fight, the two-times World Champion, Mika Hakkinen, gave his point of view in the “Unibet” column:
“I think Charles Leclerc had a fantastic race to finish second and become vice world champion, Perez gave everything, but I think Charles deserves this second place. He started from pole nine times, won three Grands Prix and, in the first half of the season, looked like a real threat to Max. Finishing second will certainly give him and everyone at Ferrari extra focus to fight for the championship next year.”.