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“The Cardashians”: All Hell Breaks Loose As F1’s Latest ‘Scripted’ Venture Opens Painful Old Wounds

Vidit Dhawan

“The Cardashians”: All Hell Breaks Loose As F1’s Latest ‘Scripted’ Venture Opens Painful Old Wounds

Formula 1 fans are fuming after plans have emerged to produce a scripted F1 television show. According to, British actress Felicity Jones will star in the upcoming family drama series surrounding motor racing.

The report states that Jones will star and produce “One,” which will mark F1’s first officially sanctioned scripted series. Moreover, with Formula One reportedly joining as a producer, F1 fans are intensely unhappy.

Since ‘One’ will “focus on the tumultuous ascension of a fictitious family-owned Formula 1 team as it contends with fierce personalities, ever-changing rivals, and multi-million-dollar stakes,” fans have been reminded of the drama that took place at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In that instance, Max Verstappen won his maiden championship following a massive controversy involving race control.

‘One’ reminds F1 fans of painful 2021 Abu Dhabi GP memories

On reading the description of ‘One,’ several fans seemed to suggest that F1 has already had a scripted season. They questioned if the ending of the 2021 world championship “wasn’t scripted.

On similar lines, Amila stated that One would be the second scripted F1 TV drama series. They also pointed out that the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the first.

The painful memories of the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP did not end for F1 fans just there as some also directly referred to then-race director Michael Masi as “corrupt.” They stated that this race was the first in the scripted television business.

Meanwhile, some other fans as Sabine, hilariously compared the newly announced F1 scripted television show to the reality show, “Keeping Up with the Cardashians.” It’s interesting to note how they changed the spelling from ‘Kar‘ to ‘Car‘ to give an impression of a car racing show. And to make their post even funnier, they turned several F1 drivers into models.

And then there were also some other fans as James, who suggested a beginning for the newly announced show. They hope ‘One’ kicks off with “Max Verstappen replacing Daniil Kvyat at Red Bull.”

Why is One being compared to the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP?

The 2021 Abu Dhabi GP is likely to be a race that will be remembered for a very long time among F1 fans because of the kind of emotions it induced. Not only was this Grand Prix pulsating and nail-biting, but it was also cruel.

The race was exciting because of what was at stake between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. The two drivers entered the season finale level on points, and it all went down to the final lap of the race when Verstappen was controversially handed the title.

The same race was also nail-biting as until the final lap, F1 fans did not know who would come out on top. And it was cruel because of how the race ended.

Hamilton lost the race and the championship despite leading it until the final lap. However, it is pertinent to note that he did not lose it because of a mistake. The Briton lost it because his bad luck was combined with some controversial decisions made by race control.

Since race control made contentious decisions, many F1 fans believe that the Grand Prix and the entire championship were scripted to make the sport more exciting. It is also this reason why the newly announced television show One reminds fans of the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP.

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Vidit Dhawan

Vidit Dhawan


Vidit Dhawan is the F1 writer and Editor at The SportsRush. He fell in love with the sport at first sight when F1 visited India in 2011. The noise and the racing action from lights out and away we go to the chequered flag are what keeps him at the edge of his seat at all times. Vidit has been a lifelong Fernando Alonso fan and sees Charles Leclerc as the future of the sport. Other than F1, he also follows football and tennis closely.

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