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'My world champ' – Max Verstappen's girlfriend Kelly Piquet hugs F1 star at Red Bull afterparty following historic win

MAX VERSTAPPEN'S stunning girlfriend Kelly Piquet labelled her man 'my world champ' after his controversial victory over Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi.

Kelly cuddled her man at the Red Bull afterparty, after Mercedes' appeals were rejected by the FIA.


She had been in tears as she watched Verstappen steal glory in the final lap of a gruelling season.

But she looked relaxed and happy once more as she hugged her man for selfies as the duo partied into the night.

The Brazilian shared another quartet of pictures of herself embracing Verstappen immediately after the race.

And the release of stress and tension was clear on their faces.

Verstappen, 24, had trailed Hamilton for the vast majority of the race despite starting on pole.

The Brit had led by 11 seconds going into the final six laps, before Nicholas Latifi's crash put a spanner in the works.

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Following a number of laps behind the safety car, Verstappen found himself allowed to overtake lapped competitors – leaving Hamilton at the mercy of his Red Bull, kitted out with fresh tyres.

Kelly will have appreciated Max's win even more, as the daughter of driving royalty.

Her father Nelson Piquet won three F1 world championships between 1981 and 1987.

She previously dated Russian driver Daniil Kvyat, with the pair having a baby daughter together in July 2019.

After splitting with Kvyat, Kelly, 33, began dating Verstappen in October last year.

The new world champ also posed for a selfie with former Spice Girl Geri Horner.

Although fans were left baffled as to why Geri was interviewed by Sky Sports.

Geri's hubby Christian, however, was happy to drink in his team's success – even promising hapless Latifi a lifetime's supply of Red Bull after his gaffe gifted Verstappen a lifeline.



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