Gareth Bale looks visibly annoyed as he explains why he is boycotting ‘unfair’ Formula 1
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Gareth Bale is NO longer an F1 fan because he's still raging over the way Lewis Hamilton was treated in the 2021 season.
Hamilton and Max Verstappen were involved in a dramatic title decider for the 2021 F1 championship.
The Brit racer was denied another title as the Dutchman took the chequered flag and in doing so, won the championship.
The controversial nature of the victory still doesn't sit well with Bale, who bemoaned F1's decision to bend the rules.
Asked if he likes F1 during his appearance on the Random Golf Club, he replied: "I don't after what happened to Hamilton a few years ago.
"It was not fair. The fact he had to go through all the traffic and couldn't pit stop.
"Like how they let it happen... as soon as he was let through and he was full of petrol it was never a race."
Fans believe Verstappen was given an unfair advantage as he was able to put fresh tyres onto his car after a pit following a crash.
His victory stopped Hamilton from winning his eighth F1 championship as the Mercedes driver's future remains up in the air.
The 38-year-old's current contract expires at the end of the year. He's held talks with team principal Toto Wolff about extending his deal.
It's believed he wants a whopping £250 million, five-year contract as he plans to drive until the age of 43.
However, it's uncertain whether Mercedes will table such a big contract to the seven-time world champion
On his meeting with Wolff and his situation, Hamilton said: "We had a good meeting just recently. They are very complex contracts. It's not just a simple driving contract.
"Right now I'm planning to be here and racing for a decent chunk of time. You have just got to explore all avenues in the sense of how you can continue to expand your partnership with such a great organisation. It's not as easy as just saying 'go ahead', and I don't have to be in a rush."