Twitter Goes Into a Frenzy Making Football Memes Out of Crazy Verstappen-Hamilton F1 Finish

Published 12/13/2021, 9:56 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race and the world championship with the Netherlands flag on the podium as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton looks on after finishing second REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


The title decider in the desert will go down in the sport’s history as one of the best. It was nail-biting till the end as Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to become the F1 world champion. It was also a controversial end as the FIA made some questionable decisions.

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But the fans on social media had the time of their lives while watching the race. The F1 fans on Twitter came up with some hilarious memes throughout the race.

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Although the race had an interesting opening lap when Hamilton jumped Verstappen at the start. The race became stale after Lap 9 as the Red Bull driver struggled with his soft tires. But he could not really challenge Hamilton despite having fresher tires on two occasions.

But the race turned on its head in the final stages. Williams driver Nicholas Latifi crashed on lap 52 of 58 while battling with Mick Schumacher. The accident brought out the safety car, which helped Max, and he pitted for new tires to gain an advantage on the restart.

A meme of Manchester United legend Roy Keane saying,” I might smash into somebody just to make myself feel better” is used for Nicholas Latifi on lap 52.

Another one is the edit of the legendary 2011-12 premier league finale and the commentary of that match. For the moment Max passed Lewis on the final lap is used. Just like that match, this race will also be iconic.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during the race REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Another is the dying moments of that match being compared to the iconic moment where Sergio Aguero changed the fate of the trophy in the last minute of 2011-12 campaign.

The iconic Steven Gerrard is also used to explain how it felt like for Lewis Hamilton in the last moments of the championship.

And last, the extra time meme perfectly explains the last lap of the race.

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No one will forget the title decider in Abu Dhabi soon. This will surely go down as the best championship season of the 21st century, and maybe all time.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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