The 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Has Won A BAFTA Award – WTF1
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The 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Has Won A BAFTA Award

Whilst the inaugural Miami Grand Prix was happening on Sunday, F1 was also in the spotlight for other reasons as the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix won a BAFTA!

The somewhat controversial race won the ‘sport’ category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, having been up against other big events like the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the England vs Denmark UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final match!

Sky Sports received recognition for their involvement in the broadcasting of the championship finale, in which Max Verstappen won his first drivers’ title against Lewis Hamilton.

In their acceptance speech the F1 team, who went to retrieve the award, dedicated their BAFTA to the late Murray Walker, who passed away at the start of the 2021 season.

A lovely gesture 👏

2 thoughts on “The 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Has Won A BAFTA Award

  • I’m sure people are ready to make their snarky, oh so clever and funny jokes about it being scripted and thanks to Masi and yadda yadda yadda. Reminder that this is a TELEVISION Award, and isn’t awarded for the race itself, but for the quality of the broadcast and the overall production quality, which was definitely superb. From the build up, creating excitement and suspense, be the interviews or the special intro in front of the race, all throughout the race making sure the excitement doesn’t die down, even when it seemed for the majority of the race that the championship has been settled, among many thigns. And say what you want about that Safety Car and final lap, every time I watch it back, it gives me goosebumps, not just because of what happened, but more importantly, HOW it was presented. It absolutely deserved the award, and I congratulate F1 Media and Sky Sports for it!

  • GreasedLightning says:

    Crofty’s commentating in the end was amazing, so hype. It doesn’t matter about the controversy at this time. What’s done is done, but you have to admit, one of the best bits of live sport ever

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