Perez apologizes to Hamilton for assisting Max Verstappen in winning the Formula One world championship.

  Fernando Alonso has apologized to Lewis Hamilton for his actions at Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which included assisting Red Bull colleague Max Verstappen. Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen won the Formula One World Championship in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, and Sergio Perez has expressed his regret to Hamilton. After edging off Verstappen to take the lead on the first lap, Hamilton was the guy who controlled the race from the front for the bulk of Sunday's season finale. However, he found himself in an unusual duel with Perez halfway through the event. After leaving the circuit as Hamilton and Verstappen were still in the pits, the Mexican snatched the lead again and raced away from Hamilton to recover the lead and restore the number one position. He did so by emerging far faster than his Dutch competitor. What the seven-time world champion did not foresee was a duel with Perez, who put in a spectacular defensive performance to hold Hamilton behind the wheel for a