Ex-F1 Champion Damon Hill Brutally Shuts Down a Lewis Hamilton Fan on Twitter

Published 01/14/2022, 7:55 AM EST
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Damon Hill looks on during the Goodwood Festival of Speed at Goodwood on July 10, 2021 in Chichester, England. (Photo by James Bearne/Getty Images)


Damon Hill, the 1996 F1 champion and pundit, has a piece of advice for those who are still mulling over the events of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – get over it. The Briton recently replied to a Twitter user who brought up a completely different and controversial topic on one of his tweets.

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Hill had posted a tweet to express his respect and pay tribute to Ronnie Spector who had recently passed away. He wrote,Where would we be without the Ronettes? My favourite. her version of @GeorgeHarrison‘s ‘Try Some, Buy Some’ Epic. #RIPRonnieSpector.”

But a Twitter user tried to have a clever response to Hill’s tweet,Is that song about @SkySportsF1 and @F1 “journalists”?! Or @fia? Asking for a friend.”

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“If you are a Hamilton fan, do yourself a favour and get over it because its not coming back. Ever. Look forward to seeing @LewisHamilton sock it to ’em in 2022. Winners don’t constantly bleat on about how unfair it all is. Show some backbone. Queue hate,” Damon Hill fired back.

Though a little while later, Hill probably realized his mistake and apologized for his tweet.

“I’d just like to apologise to everyone for the last Tweet. Its ‘cue’ not ‘queue’. My mistake. Although there will probably be a queue forming soon,” he wrote.

Damon Hill believes the result of Abu Dhabi was unfair because of how it happened

In a discussion with other Sky Sports pundits, Damon Hill described why the Abu Dhabi proceedings towards the end were unsatisfactory. “I think it might have even been unfair because if you look at it from the point of view of how the decision was made, it allowed some cars to unlap themselves but not others,” Hill said.

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He added, “That in itself is unfair. What it resulted with is a focus on the two title protagonists and I don’t think you can run a motor race or a championship like that, you have to apply the rules equally to all competitors.”

Motorsports: FIA Formula One World Championship 2013, Grand Prix of Great Britain, Damon Hill (sky sports F1 HD), Simon Lazenby (sky sports F1 HD) (Photo by Hoch Zwei/Corbis via Getty Images)

Yet, these are just opinions, be it from a fan on Twitter or from a pundit like Damon Hill.

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So, unless we get an official analysis from the FIA regarding the controversial events, we wouldn’t know ‘for sure’, what happened, how it happened, and more importantly, who made it happen.

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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