After the final 2021 race in Abu Dhabi, post-race protests were thrown out and it is now being reported that Max Verstappen is the drivers' world champion.
Is this technically correct? Or is the champion officially decided at some later date, a bit like how the US has president-elect between the election result and the inauguration?
Is this formally described anywhere? Of course, results can theoretically be overturned later but that is a different matter.