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F1 Fans Bring About Infamous Abu Dhabi GP Moment as UK Loses Out to Ukraine in Controversial Eurovision EndingKhyati YadavEssentiallySports



F1 Fans Bring About Infamous Abu Dhabi GP Moment as UK Loses Out to Ukraine in Controversial Eurovision EndingKhyati YadavEssentiallySports

Eurovision 2022 was a stunner, where public votes buoyed Ukraine to a win. However, this reminded F1 fans of the Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen epic Abu Dhabi encounter last year.

This year’s Eurovision was particularly competitive. Ukraine’s “Stefania” hit close to home, as public support for the country poured in magnanimously.

Many are calling the contest unfair after Britain faced a tough loss. Notably, they were on top for the first time in years.

F1 fans draw comparisons to Britain’s shock second place

Eurovision is an international songwriting contest. As the name “Euro” suggests, the competition primarily hosts European nations. This competition happens annually where public voting is the ultimate game-changer. In the finale, Britain’s Sam Ryder presented some of the most sensational melodies, including the incredible “Space Man”. This song led the board halfway amassing jury votes from all over Europe. Ryder was a clear winner until added public votes granted Ukraine the ultimate win.

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Understandably, many British fans are heartbroken. They took to Twitter and became nostalgic about what happened in Abu Dhabi. Drawing direct comparisons, fans of Eurovision felt a similar heartbreak to Hamilton’s controversial loss. In a similar fashion, a last-minute overtake from Verstappen, who was on fresher tires, distanced Hamilton from his eighth title. Many fans have taken to Twitter and memes are afloat all over the internet.


its not a fair contest

— ~ Gemma ~ (@Gem__ma__) May 14, 2022

Lots of people complaining that the best act didn’t win #Eurovision

This has happened since it began in 1956, just accept it for what it is

— Matt Gallagher (@MattyWTF1) May 14, 2022

Boris on the phone to the Eurovision committee…


— Kane Ingram (@IrkMeIngram) May 14, 2022

The United Kingdom lead the #Eurovision going into the public vote with 283 points…

Which means the UK will end Eurovision with 283 points

— Matt Gallagher (@MattyWTF1) May 14, 2022

Televoting in #Eurovision

— Battery Voltas (@BatteryVoltas) May 14, 2022


This win was important for the UK, who after years were leading the board. Notably, they have not won the contest in years, and Ryder was their Knight in shining armor. However, Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra’s presentation of folk music mixed with hip-hop was a real heart stealer. Though, many believe this was a pity win for the country amidst the Russian conflict.

Abu Dhabi GP was controversial

Similarly, even Verstappen’s title has been marked as “controversial” forever. And, if not for the last lap, the Dutchman might’ve never won. Sadly, he also faces trolling as many fans believe the 24-year-old was not the true winner. Though, he currently dominates the current season and sits way ahead of Hamilton on the board.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after finishing second in the race and world championship with race and world championship winner Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and third placed in the race Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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Things have mellowed down this year, as the seven-time world champion’s chassis is nowhere near the Dutch lion’s pace. Understandably, Hamilton is not in contention to win and does not find a direct rival in Verstappen this year.

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