WATCH: Popular Late Show Host Cynically Describes How Lewis Hamilton Lost the F1 Title in Abu Dhabi

Published 12/26/2021, 3:45 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in second position Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili


For many years F1 fans were craving for more excitement, closer battles, and drama. And in 2021, their wishes were delivered, to the point that shock waves were felt well beyond the sport itself. This was indeed one of the best seasons in history, which all culminated in the finale of Abu Dhabi in which Lewis Hamilton lost out on his record-breaking eighth title to rival Max Verstappen.

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And recently famous talk show host and comedian Trevor Noah also spoke about what happened at Yas Marina Circuit.

On The Daily Show, Noah explained how the LeBron James of F1, Lewis Hamilton, was defeated under controversial circumstances. In order to make it more understandable for his audience, Noah used NFL as an analogy of the events in that race.

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“I don’t think there are any other sports where this happens,” said Noah.

“Like you never see an NFL game, where for a few minutes, where the ref only lets the losing team score.”

Many notable names felt Lewis Hamilton was robbed of the title

Lewis Hamilton’s future teammate and fellow Briton, George Russell, immediately shared his thoughts on Twitter after the race. The Williams driver wrote, “THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!!”

Another Briton, Piers Morgan, said, “‘I don’t know what I’ve just watched but it can’t be right. Hamilton’s been robbed.”

Susie Wolff posted a statement on her Twitter that read, “What happened is still hard to comprehend, and leaves me with a sick feeling. Not the losing – and not Max or Red Bull – they are deserving winners and we always knew it was a strong possibility we may not win.”

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“The way in which Lewis was robbed has left me in utter disbelief.”

And Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said, “It is going to take a long time for us to digest what has happened on Sunday. I don’t think we will ever get over it. That’s not possible. And certainly not as a driver.”

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton looks dejected after finishing second in the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili

Right now, the recently knighted seven-time world champion hasn’t spoken since his post-race interviews in Abu Dhabi. So, until Lewis Hamilton himself comes out with a statement, nobody would truly know how he feels and what his future in F1 will be.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for 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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