F1 Drivers Join the Congratulating Brigade as Fabio Quartararo Makes French History With MotoGP Crown

Published 10/24/2021, 10:51 AM EDT
MotoGP – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano, Italy – October 24, 2021 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo celebrates winning the championship on the podium with his team after the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


As the F1 championship is underway, its two-wheeled counterpart declared its champion in Italy. After an intense season, Fabio Quartararo took the crown as he crossed the checkered flag in P4 at Misano.

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It was a momentous occasion for Quartararo; he is now the first Frenchman in MotoGP history to bag the title. The racer was at a disadvantage- starting P15 on the grid; he headed to what was going to be a dramatic last race at Emilia Romagna.

MotoGP – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Qualifying – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano, Italy – October 23, 2021 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo during qualifying REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Multiple storylines arose all at once as the race neared its end. Fabio’s title contender, Pecco Bagnaia, crashed with five laps to go. All Quartararo had to do was to maintain his position, and that’s what El Diablo did. Ahead of him, however, Marc Marquez leads Honda in a 1-2 race finish.

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To add to the emotions of the race, Valentino Rossi bid farewell to the sport; all in front of a fitting Italian crowd. The future, present, and the past of MotoGP all shared one glory.

What has been a crazy Sunday in Italy only made Twitter go berserk. As France celebrates their hero, Twitter too, carried Quartararo on its shoulders.

Twitter praises Fabio Quartararo for insane MotoGP feat

Twitter celebrated with French flags and the #ElD1ablo as fans shared their favorite moments of the crowning of their new champion.

It truly was a victory worth celebrating. As fans welcome their new champion with open arms, it will a grand party in the streets of France on Sunday!

F1 congratulates El Diablo

Fabio Quartararo is an F1 fan; the racer started his race prep by streaming the quail session at COTA. Quartararo appreciated F1, now F1 appreciates him. Drivers across the grid congratulated the driver for his milestone moment.

Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly, and Esteban Ocon joined the revering fans in congratulating the Frenchman.

Carlos Sainz and the Alpine F1 team also praised Quartararo for his massive achievement.

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Fabio is also Daniel Ricciardo‘s neighbor in Monaco! The two are good friends and spend a lot of time together. Additionally, Quartararo even did a shoey on his podium in America this season; a tip of the hat to Ricciardo’s trademark celebrations.

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With one more champion in the books, F1 awaits its 2021 champion. Although, with six rounds to go, the wait is almost over.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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