Jeremy Clarkson blasted F1 stewards for the safety car decision that robbed Lewis Hamilton of the world title at the weekend - even though he was happy with the result.

A fuming Jeremy tweeted: “That stewards’ decision is wrong.

“It’s like the VAR handball (on Saturday). What is the point of these idiots?

“Delighted with the result but the stewards need to be banned. We’ve had enough of them.”

Chelsea fan Clarkson was referring to the dubious decision to award Manchester City a penalty against Wolves.


Max Verstappen claimed an extraordinary and highly-controversial maiden Formula One world title on Sunday after his battle with Hamilton came down to a one-lap shoot-out in Abu Dhabi.

It would have been a record eighth F1 world title for Lewis.

The Red Bull driver stormed past his title rival in the closing stages of the Grand Prix season finale at the Yas Marina Circuit, having benefited from a late safety car that bunched up the pack.

The chaotic climax to the Formula One season left TV viewers angry and confused.

Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker tweeted: “What a joke. That stinks,” while money-saving expert Martin Lewis posted: “That was incredible. Doesn’t seem fair.”

Lewis, 36, will be knighted on Wednesday at an investiture at Windsor Castle to be honoured for services to motorsports.

He was given a knighthood in the New Year Honours list in 2020 following pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to approve the accolade.

Despite being one of the UK’s most successful sportsmen, Hamilton – who matched Michael Schumacher’s record seven titles in 2020 and was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a second time – had previously been overlooked, reportedly due to his tax affairs.

Hamilton’s knighthood was awarded in the overseas list as he relocated to Monaco in 2010.