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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on front cover of new F1 game after shock snub with Charles Leclerc main star

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BOTH Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen were left off the front cover of Formula One’s latest game – but made the cut for the Champions Edition.

The two rivals battled out a thrilling climax to the season in November with the latter controversially pipping the Brit to the title.

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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are not featured on the new F1 game’s new front coverCredit: Getty
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Charles Leclerc is front and center and is flanked by Lando Norris and George Russell

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Charles Leclerc is front and center and is flanked by Lando Norris and George RussellCredit: EA Sports

Things have not got better for seven-time title winner Hamilton This season as it went from bad to worse ten days ago at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix when he finished 13th in Imola.

It was his worst result of the year so far, but the seven-time world champion was left even more disheartened as he was LAPPED by Verstappenwho then went on to win the race, on the 41st lap.

Now Hamilton must have thought he was having further salt rubbed in his wounds after EA Sports released their front cover for the F1 22 console game.

And even Verstappen must have been a little irked after he was also left off.

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Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is currently leading the pack this season with 86 points, 27 ahead of Verstappen, and he now has further reason to celebrate after he was chosen as the front and center for the cover.

And he is joined there by McLaren’s Lando Norris and fellow Brit and Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate George Russell.

However, fear not Hamilton and Verstappen fans, EA Sports also released their special Champions Edition of the game, and the pair do make the front of that along with Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.

Hamilton and Verstappen were fierce rivals last season as they battled for the championship title.

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Verstappen pipped the Brit to the post by a matter of seconds to clinch it in a controversial season finale.

However, this year has been a completely different story.

Hamilton even admitted defeat following his performance in Imola.

After the race, he said: “It’s been difficult, but I don’t really know what to say.

“I am out of the championship, and there’s no question about that. But I’ll still keep working as hard as I can, to try and pull it back together somehow.

“It has been a weekend to forget for sure.”

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are joined by Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso on the cover of the Champions Edition

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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are joined by Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso on the cover of the Champions EditionCredit: EA Sports

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