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Images from the 2021 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Weekend Recap: December 4 - 5

Dec 062021



With Sunday’s Formula 1 win, Lewis Hamilton is now tied with rival Max Verstappen for the Championship points lead and sets up a winner-take-all showdown at next week’s final Formula 1 race in Abu Dhabi. Lewis Hamilton won the controversial Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after crashing twice with Max Verstappen. The first-ever Formula 1 race in Jeddah took place on the 3.866-mile, 27-turn circuit and ended in controversy, with the two brawling title rivals accusing each other of dirty driving. After three standing restarts, two red flags, and a string of virtual safety cars that stretched and shrunk the gap between the leaders throughout before Verstappen waved Hamilton into the lead after intervention from race control. Hamilton would ultimately power on to win the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and is now tied in points with Verstappen with only one race remaining on the ’21 schedule. The final Formula 1 Grand Prix – the Abu Dhabi GP - will take place on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at the sparkling Yas Marina Circuit.



625 hard-fought miles made up this weekend’s Repco Bathurst 1000 in Australia. Monster Energy’s Cam Waters took second in his Tickford/Monster Energy Ford Mustang, co-driving with James Moffat. It was a strong comeback; at the start of the race Moffat dropped from third to ninth, and thereafter the pair had to play catch-up in a car not quite fast enough to challenge the leaders. All things considered, an excellent result.



And still the champion! Monster Energy’s Sergio "The Phenom" Pettis wins with a stunning knockout victory against Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator 272 on Friday night. In the Main Event fight at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, the 28-year-old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, finished his opponent with a spectacular one-punch knockout in Round 4 to defend his Bellator MMA Bantamweight Championship title.



Witness history in the making! Monster Energy congratulates Su Yiming on taking first place in Men’s Snowboard Big Air at the Steamboat 2021 Visa Big Air this weekend. In the official FIS World Cup event at Steamboat Resort, Colorado, the 17-year-old from Jilin, China, rose to the top of an elite international field and made history as the first Chinese rider to ever win a FIS Snowboard World Cup competition.


In the highly competitive Women’s Snowboard Big Air contest, Monster Energy’s Annika Morgan took home a strong third-place finish. Battling a field of elite riders and less than perfect snow conditions, the 19-year-old from Mittenwald, Germany earned her podium spot in Saturday’s final. Morgan became the first German rider to claim a top-three finish at a FIS Snowboard World Cup event. To see more details about the event click here.