Lance Stroll’s Portuguese Grand Prix – summed up in a series of tweets

Lance Stroll didn’t have the best of afternoons in the Algarve.

Track limits have been causing a few issues all weekend, and continued during the race.

Lights out, and within a few laps Lance was being shown the black and white flags.

As the race continued, turn 1 was still causing a problem for Lance.

Even after a 5-second time penalty being given Stroll was like:

As the race wore on, and Stroll tried to carve his way through the field

However, he managed a little coming together with Norris and the stewards issued another 5-second time penalty.

When Stroll finally pitted to serve his penalties

Eventually, Stroll’s car begins to suffer from damage and the team decide to retire the car.

Better luck next time Lance.

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Portuguese Grand Prix 2020

These ‘old school’ tracks that are being used this year are certainly proving to be more entertaining than the more sterile track layouts we’ve been subject to over the last few years.

And Portimao was no exception. A track with more ups and downs than a rollercoaster provided us with a great race.

Hamilton got off the line well and was in the lead by the first corner, whilst Bottas seemed to go backwards.

But Hamilton seemed to struggle with the tyres, Bottas recovered quickly and took advantage to take the lead. Verstappen had a coming together with Perez which put Perez pretty much at the back of the pack, which gave Sainz the opportunity to slide pass.

Sainz kept going and by the end of lap 2 was leading the race. Yes, you read that correctly, a McLaren was leading the race.

Meanwhile, Kimi seemed to have had his porridge this morning and gained 10 places on the opening laps running comfortably in the points, along with George Russell. Of course, it all unravelled later, and they finished 11th and 14th respectively.

Eventually, Sainz’s soft tyres started to lose their grip and both Mercedes swept past with Hamilton regaining the lead from Bottas as well.

After those exciting opening laps, which left many F1 fans exhausted from what they had witnessed, the race settled down. Although we did see some pretty amazing overtaking and tussling for position.

The stewards were also kept busy with track limits being ignored. There were black and white flags galore, with at least three 5-second time penalties given out to Kvyat, Grosjean and Stroll if I remember rightly.

Stroll also got into a little bit of strife, but more about him in a separate post.

Yes, he is deserving of his own set of Funniest Tweets today.

Talking of tweets, I was, as always, kept busy with so many funny tweets filling my timeline. And after a large mug of tea, I have finally picked out the 10 that made me laugh out loud.

So, without further ado, here is the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Portuguese Grand Prix 2020:

10th place

@_DavidBroad_ with thoughts of many F1 fans after seeing the crazy racing at different tracks this year.

9th place

@itsthatginga with live onboard footage from Albon’s car as he passes Kimi. (For what it’s worth, I think Albon is quick enough to be in that car, just think Red Bull need to remember they have two drivers and cars and not just one!)

8th place

@XKiteKid with live onboard footage from Hamilton’s car as he passes Bottas for the lead of the race.

7th place

@pgillett2017 with a plea from F1 fans as George Russell was running in the points during the middle of the race. I think it would be a travesty if the rumours are to be believed and he won’t be driving for Williams next year.

6th place

@timwagner66 with footage from Bottas’s car as he struggles to get his tyres up to temperature following his pit stop.

5th place

@tarasdemerson with an accurate description of what happened with 5 laps to go. Lewis reported cramp … ouch!

4th place

@HavannahMonto with footage from Bottas’s car as he exited the pitlane. He requested soft tyres, the opposite to what Hamilton had chosen, but the team put the hard tyres on, the same as Hamilton! (To be fair when they pitted with just under half the race to go I’m not sure the soft tyres would have lasted)

3rd place

@Jontys_Corner with not only live footage from Sainz’s car as the Mercedes’ retook the lead, but also of McLaren fans everywhere.

2nd place

Meanwhile, @FvB2309 has unseen footage from Ocon’s car as he stays out for over 50 laps before coming in to pit.

1st place

This week’s winner is @TomTheMadHatter with unseen footage as Sainz and Kimi traded places during the race.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s Funniest Tweet offerings. Let me know which your favourites are in the comments below.

Also keep your eyes out for a peak of Lance Stroll’s Portuguese race in tweets!

The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back next week as the F1 circus visits Imola.

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Eifel Grand Prix 2020

I don’t know about you, but that was quite an exciting race.

Yes, I’ll admit it have the craziness that we had in Italy, but there was on-track action, power issues, and a safety car thrown into the mix. The rain threat didn’t materialise, aside from a few spots early-ish in the race.

Despite a quick start from Hamilton, Bottas stuck his elbows at as they went into the first corner and managed to keep the lead.

All the cars made it through Turn 1 without incident, and then it kind of settled down for a while.

There were some overtakes, Kimi punted Russell off the track causing the first retirement, and received a 10-second time penalty.

Bottas locked up, and Hamilton pounced on that opportunity to grab the lead. Bottas then had to pit, which brought him back out in fourth. And then he lost power and had to retire.

Albon tangled with both Alpha Tauris, resulting in a 5-second penalty. He came into the pits to serve his penalty and change tyres, but Red Bull decided to retire him instead.

Vettel did what Vettel does and had a little spin, but then fought back up to finish in P11. The Ferrari strategists were back in action moving Leclerc through the alphabet of strategy plans, but he managed to finish P7.

Cyril Abiteboul spent most of the race sweating as the threat of a tattoo loomed ever closer, and as the chequered flag fell he was seen looking up tattoo parlours in the Nurburg area.

Aside from all this, there was, as ever a plethora of funny tweets. They have now been judged and without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Eifel Grand Prix 2020:

10th place

@stargateoracle with live onboard footage from Vettel’s car as he decides to investigate the run-off area.

9th place

@DoDGhaxen with unseen footage from Bottas’s trailer as he returns following his retirement. But what do you think his tipple of choice would be? Whisky or Vodka?

8th place

@BlaDav89 with Albon’s secret race plan. Not being able to keep up with Verstappen and the threat of demotion increasing with every passing race, he seems to have channelled his inner Baldrick and come up with a cunning plan!!

7th place

@Jontys_Corner with live footage from the Race Director’s office as he makes the decision to deploy the safety car.

6th place

FvB2309 with footage of the cars starting the race in the chilly German weather.

5th place

@seawildearth with unheard radio footage as the lights went out and Bottas fought Hamilton going into Turn 1.

4th place

@AlphaSpookster with live footage from Grosjean’s car as he complained about being hit by gravel that had been thrown up from Kimi’s car. Cold weather always makes injuries feel worse, I believe his fingers are OK.

But, would just to like pay homage to Grosjean’s race. Completely under the radar today, started 16th, kept his head down, his nose clean and finished in 8th. No mean feat in this year’s Haas. Thoughts?

3rd place

On a day when Lando became Nando and found the nearest deckchair, @timwagner66 gives us a preview of a new TV show, ‘My deck chair with Fernando’ … coming to your TV screens soon.

2nd place

Talking of Lando, @traceyp_03 provides unseen. onboard footage as Lando struggles to resolve his power issues.

1st place

But there really was only one talking point during the race today, and that revolved around tattoos. This week’s winner @ChrisJKenworthy has live footage from the Renault pitwall as Cyril Abiteboul watches Daniel Ricciardo cross the line in 3rd.

Hope you enjoyed these funny tweets, as always let me know which one(s) were your favourites in the comments below.

The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back in 2 weeks for the Portugese Grand Prix.

Til then.

x

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Russian Grand Prix 2020

Let’s face it, the race at Sochi is generally, always boring. And this year was no exception.

After the excitement of the two previous races in Italy, we had been spoiled somewhat in terms of track action.

Hamilton got off to a good start and held off both Bottas and Verstappen to keep the lead after Turn 2.

However, further back in the field, a spin and a crash into the wall and bollards at the now infamous Turn 2 for Sainz, and a spin from Stroll on lap 1 brought out the safety car until lap 5.

When the safety car period ended, Hamilton sped off, and the race descended into the usual procession.

The only excitement came with Hamilton being handed two 5-second time penalties for a bizarre pitlane race start practice before the race, which he served at his one and only pit-stop, leaving him scrambling back up the field from P11.

Bottas took the lead and Verstappen P2, Hamilton funally finsihing in P3.

Turn 2 claimed other victims this race. Ricciardo got handed a 5-second time penalty for missing the bollards, while Grosjean tried to go through them, but ended up smashing through them.

We had a few tussles for places at the back and middle of the field, but aside from that, the race was as dull and grey as the surrounding area.

I did manage to cobble together a Top 10, so without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Russian Grand Prix 2020:

10th place

A dull race meant that, as @itsthatginga pointed out, trying to think of something funny proved rather difficult.

9th place

@3legs4wheels with the playlist from the Racing Point pitwall as Stroll spun out and retired for the second time in two races.

8th place

@FvB2309 with live footage of all Mercedes fans when they see their weekend unravelling once again when they have the presence of the Netflix ‘Drive to Survive’ film crew in the garage. The same thing happened last year, are Netflix a curse for Mercedes?

7th place

@_DavidBroad_ with a new game for F1 fans to play. F1 Bingo is so last season darlings, this is 2020, time to play ‘Who hasn’t got their mask on?’

6th place

@wearetherace with live footage from Ocon’s car as he heard the news that his team-mate, Danny Ric, had been given a 5-second time penalty following his slight off in his attempt to pass Ocon. Guess where? Yup, that’s right, turn 2 and those darn bollards again!!!

5th place

@Jontys_Corner with live footage from the stweard’s office as they sort out Hamilton’s two 5-second penalties.

4th place

@RJoseRazoJr with live footage from Leclerc’s car as he found himself running in P2 during the race.

3rd place

@Dan_Palmer17 with live footage of Grasjean desperately trying to do the right thing and go around the bollards at Turn 2. He failed, and bought out a virtual safety car for a few minutes as the track marshalls stuck the polystyrene bollards back on their spokes.

2nd place

@CosmicDanzo with a further look at the stewards handing out Hamilton’s two 5-second time penalties.

1st place

@_kidsgloves_ with live footage of Sainz at the beginning of the race as he negotiated Turn 2.

As always, hope you enjoyed these. Let me know which ones are your favourite in the comments below.

The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back in two weeks time, as the F1 circus moves to the Nurburgring.

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Car maintenance newbie – … removing and repairing a patch of rust

I’m feeling rather proud of myself.

A couple of weeks ago I discovered a teeny, tiny bit of rust on the wheel arch of my 14-year-old car and decided to try fixing it myself.

It was the cheaper option to sending it to the garage, or getting a new wing, or indeed a new car as someone suggested on Twitter.

So with my dad giving me intructions and armed with several cans and some sandpaper I spent my time repairing the rust.

Step 1

Sandpaper down to the metal

Now, my dad said this could be done manually or with an electronic sander.

I opted for the manual option … until the industrial accident happened! Yup, you guessed it, shard of metal through the plastic gloves and underneath my fingernail. A few good swear words, clean-up and a plaster later I decided maybe I’d be better with the electronic sander. Soooo much easier.

Step 2

Apply Cure-Rust and leave, which I did until the next day.

Step 3

Cover surrounding area with newspaper.

Apply primer filler. Leave overnight. (To be fair the can only says 15 minutes, but I wanted it to definitely be dry!)

Think my dad bought the wrong one as it was yellow!

Still after a good arm workout shaking the can for 2 minutes I started spraying. (Might have also discovered a lost career opportunity as a graffiti artist!!)

Step 4

Sand and reapply primer.

Well, there were a few bubbles and obvious ridges, and I wanted to do a good job. So I sanded, just a little bit, and reapplied the filler … then waited

Step 5

Wet-sand and apply paint .

Slight wet-sand and clean (OK, I’ll admit I got my dad to do that bit), another good arm workout shaking the car paint can and then I applied the car paint.

I think, all in all, I didn’t make a bad job of it!!!

What do you think? (And yes, I know the rest of my car needs a clean)

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Tuscan Grand Prix 2020

If we thought last week’s Grand Prix at Monza was crazy, I think today’s race at Mugello literally turned round and said: “Hold my beer!”

In the 1st nine laps we had precisely 700m of actual racing before chaos saw last week’s winner Gasly get punted off the track, taking out Verstappen, who had gone backwards when the lights went out. In his defence, he had had engine issues on his way to the grid, which seemed fixed, as the Red Bull engineers had done the old ‘turning it off and on again’ trick.

Bottas jumped Hamilton at the start, and after 9 laps behind the safety car at the restart he scampered off again. However, no sooner had Bottas bolted. there was carnage in the midfield which took out Sainz, Giovanazzi, Latifi, Ocon and Magnussen. There are some that say it was Bottas’s fault for his restart, as lights were green but he left it until the last moment to put his foot down, however those at the back went as soon as they saw the green light. I’m on the fence with that one though, what about you?

Of course, this carnage meant that Bernd Maylander simply had to turn the safety car around and head back out again. This crash, however, brought out a red flag. Race stopped and everyone went back to the pits.

So for the 2nd time in two races, we were to have a standing restart. This time, a smoking Hamilton (literally), in 2nd place beat Bottas off the line to take back 1st place. The midfield were jostling and tussling.

And that’s how it remained, pitstops completed smoothly, well apart from Kimi’s who seemed to be waiting for a bus … until … 14 laps from the end Stroll spun and crashed into the tyre barrier. Which brought out the safety car again, and then, because of the damage to the tyre wall the race got red flagged. This was the the first time since the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix, and only the 4th time in F1 history a race has been red flagged twice.

Another standing restart followed. Would Bottas get the jump on Hamilton? Um, no he didn’t, he actually got jumped by Danny Ric, who found himself in P2. Well, for the next few corners at least. Then it was a 13-lap sprint to the finish. Bottas couldn’t catch Hamilton, but Albon did catch Danny Ric, which meant he finally collected his maiden podium.

And whilst this was all going on on track, I was busy collecting funny tweets. Having had a well-earned cup of tea, I have finally judged gthem and chosen my favourite 10.

So without further ado, as I’ve wittered on for far too long, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Tuscan Grand Prix 2020:

10th place

@drummerJoshG with action from the Mercedes pit wall as both Hamilton and Bottas were told to stay off the kerbs to avoid damaging their tyres. But the big question was, would they comply?

9th place

@stargateoracle with live onboard footage from Kimi’s car as he was informed he had been given a 5-second time penalty. Kimi FM at its best!

8th place

@ChrisJKenworthy with around-the-world footage of F1 fans as they witness the 2nd crash, at the restart, after the 1st safety car which saw the field drop from 18 to 13, and red-flagged as the marshalls cleared up the debris.

7th place

@timwagner66 with the real winner for Driver of the Day at the Tuscan GP. Do you agree?

6th place

@virtualstatsman with a live view of Bottas’s strategists following his call that he wanted to go on the opposite strategy to Hamilton, so he could race him. Fair play, but that would only work if Hamilton pitted first. He didn’t, so of course what happened was that Hamilton put on exactly the same tyres as Bottas … oops!

5th place

@TarasDemerson with live track footage as Bottas and Hamilton squared off against each other at the 2nd standing restart. (The one that signalled the start of the 13-lap sprint to the end, just in case you were wondering)

4th place

@Jontys_Corner with live footage from Grosjean’s car as he crossed the finishing line.

3rd place

@jharrington07 with live footage from the Renault pitwall as the realization suddenly dawns on Cyril Abiteboul that Ricciardo is up into the podium places, and having to get a tattoo is looking very likely. In the end Danny Ric got pipped by Albon … I wonder if Cyril will be buying Alex a drink later to say thanks??

2nd place

@TomTheMadHatter with live footage of the track marhsalls as they realise that Stroll’s car is smoking, and they stand around yelling at each other to put the fire out. This actual on-track moment made my dad giggle.

1st place

This week’s winner is @AlphaSpookster with live footage of the safety car restart … this made me properly laugh out loud.

And there you have this week’s Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards.Which ones are your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.

The next round of the Funniest Tweet Awards will be in two weeks time at Sochi.

Til next time, stay safe.

x

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Italian Grand Prix 2020

At the beginning of the weekend, did anyone foresee what would happen during today’s race?

Well, the fact that Ferrari were likely to have a stinker of a race was a foregone conclusion, but even so a double DNF at their home race!!!

But no one would have predicted that a race that started with Hamilton flying off into the distance would eventually after two safety cars see an Alpha Tauri, McLaren and a Racing Point on the podium.

To say it was an exciting race would be an understatement. Well OK it only really got exciting after the first safety car, but still it will certainly go down in the history books as one of the more exciting ones in the Mercedes-dominant era.

My Twitter timeline was a constant stream of tweets, and I have finally whittled nearly 200 entries down to a mere 10. I did need a couple of mugs of tea to settle my nerves following the race and give me the energy to get through the tweets.

So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards fot the 2020 Italian Grand Prix:

10th place

@Jontys_Corner with F1 fan reactions when we realise that following the red flag, the race will restart not behind the safety car, but a full standing restart. When was the last time that happened? (I have no idea, if you know please let me know in the comments, thanks)

9th place

@micky_h76 with a suggestion for what Ferrari should really do with this season’s car. Is this possibly the worst season Ferrari have ever had? If not, where would you rate it?

8th place

@RJoseRazoJr with live footage from the Stewards’ room as they look for more incidents to investigate. They were certainly kept very busy this afternoon.

7th place

@MichaelGierula with proof that pigs were indeed flying over Monza this afternoon, as two Italian cars led the race following the restart … just not the two Italian cars you would expect, but rather an Alpha Tauri and an Alfa Romeo.

6th place

@astweetedbyRP echoing the sentiments of all F1 fans, especially those who may have dozed off during the early stages of the race.

5th place

@timwagner66 with onboard footage from Hamilton’s car at the start of the race as he spots that Sainz and Norris are the cars in P2 and P3, after Bottas and Verstappen chose reverse gear as the lights went out and slipped down the order.

4th place

@KellieHitch29 with unseen footage of the crane trying to lift Leclerc’s stricken Ferrari from the gravel trap so it could be transported back to the pitlane.

3rd place

@stargateoracle with footage of F1 fans as they realise that an Italian team actually won the Italian Grand Prix.

2nd place

@TarasDemerson with the real reason that Bottas went backwards as the lights went out.

1st place

@_DavidBroad_ with unseen footage of Vettel as his brakes failed and he smashed through the run-ff chicane, sending polystyrene flying.

And that concludes this week’s Funniest Tweet Awards. I did have a really difficult job this week choosing just 10. If you want to see all of the ones in the list, have a look on my Twitter feed (@Pitlane_Girl), they’re all there.

Which one(s) are your favourite? Let me know in the comments.

Until next week, take care.

x

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards: ‘Ferrari’ Special Edition Belgian Grand Prix 2020

… or ‘The One Where It All Goes Wrong’ …

10th place

@TRL_Limitless with live footage from the Ferrari pit wall on lap 7!

9th place

@Blueshay03 with behind-the-scenes footage from the Board Room at Maranello!

8th place

@_DavidBroad_ with live scenes from the Ferrari garage.

7th place

@seawildearth with footage as the Ferrarii pit crew get caught unawares as their cars come in to the pits during the safety car period

6th place

@timwagner66 with an email to Ferrari from their fans …

5th place

@drummerJoshG with onboard footage from Leclerc’s car as he attempts to get information from the pit wall.

4th place

@Krustylicious with live scenes from the Ferrari Strategy room.

3rd place

@stargateoracle with live onboard footage of both Ferrari cars whenever the pit wall mention strategy …

2nd place

@andersonglenn5 with live scenes from the Ferrari pit wall during the race.

1st place

@Travisty_22 summing up Ferrari’s race, if not the weekend, succinctly.

And that’s it for the Ferrari Special Edition.

Which one was your favourite?

On another note, what do you think the problem is at Ferrari, and how can it be solved?

The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back next week for the Italian Grand Prix, where it’s probably a good thing that this year there will be no fans!

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Belgian Grand Prix 2020

This weekend will go down in history for one that Ferrari fans will want to forget. Neither car made it into Q3 yesterday and finished the race where they started in P13 and 14, albeit with the drivers swapped over.

Everything went wrong for them this weekend. They had no speed, no strategy and unfortunately looked like they had no clue. A far cry from the world champions that they had been.

Elsewhere, Mercedes were channelling their inner Duran Duran, being hungry like the Wolff for their first win at Spa since 2017. It seemed to work as Mercedes secured a 1-2 in both qualifying and the race, with Lewis Hamilton looking untouchable, taking both pole and the win to extend his lead in the Drivers’ Championship to 47 points.

Elsewhere, Renault grabbed their best result of the season so far, with Ricciardo and Ocon taking 4th and 5th respectively.

Sainz’s McLaren failed to start the race, due to exhaust issues that were identified on the way to the pitlane, but Norris grabbed a haul of points, finishing in 7th.

The race wasn’t packed full of thrills and spills, but it did have its moments. But it did mean that there were a steady stream of funny tweets in my Twitter timeline, especially about Ferrari’s failings.

Having deliberated while having a well deserved cup of tea, I couldn’t let this week slide without having a special Ferrari edition, they were THAT bad this week. So brace yourselves for TWO sets of Funniest Tweet Awards.

Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Belgian Grand Prix:

10th place

@FvB2309 with live onboard footage with Bottas in the last laps of the race as he said he had got a numb left leg from the brakes.

9th place

@Blueshay3 with live footage as the Ferrari powered Alfa Romeo driven by Kimi passed his old teammate Vettel in the Ferrari factory car.

8th place

@pgillett2017 with behind-the-scenes footage from the Alfa Romeo motorhome when Kimi realises he was this highest placing Ferrari-powered car (OK, he was only 12th, but he still beat Vettel and Leclerc)

7th place

@traceyp_03 with the question on everyone’s lips, when the talk over Mercedes’ and Verstappen’s team radio moved to tyres, degredation and whether they would last until the chequered flag. Looking at the timing board, the top three runners appeared to take their feet off the accelerator. Although the gaps between them remained steady, if only Ricciardo could have had a couple more laps he might have been able to ‘have a go’ on Max Verstappen for the final podium place. However, he didn’t, and it wasn’t to be … this week at least.

6th place

@ClanAhtna with footage from the McLaren motorhome as Carlos Sainz sits and watches today’s race … especially Ferrari’s performance.

5th place

@mrdemmendaal with a view of Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari along the Kemmel straight

4th place

@tarasdemerson with live onboard footage from Bottas’s car during a conversation on team radio where he asks if it’s time to push, and he’s told the plan is not to push each other today.

3rd place

@timwagner66 with unseen footage as Vettel is advised of Ferrari’s strategy for today’s race.

2nd place

@stargateoracle with footage from Ricciardo’s Renault at the start of the race as he looks to chase his former Red Bull teammate.

1st place

This week’s winner is @MinxyD14 with live footage from Kimi’s car as he advised the Alfa pitwall he had water on his right foot. Was it a leaky water bottle, hydraulic fluid … or something else??

And there’s this week’s Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards.

As always, let me know which one(S) is/are your favourites in the comments below.

Keep your eyes peeled for a Ferrari special edition, uploading soon.

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Spanish Grand Prix 20202

For Lewis Hamilton out in front, it might not have been the most exciting of afternoons, but behind him there were some overtakes, some close shaves and some good racing.

The Circuit de Catalunya isn’t the best circuit for overtaking, so it was never going to be an action-fest like Spielberg, but at least it wasn’t as dull as Paul Ricard.

There was only one retirement in the form of Charles Leclerc whose Ferrari simply gave up the ghost, so to speak.

Verstappen seemed to be doing well in his training to take over from Kimi as the best driver radio station to tune into. Mind you, the Red Bull pitwall didn’t seem to think so, and he found himself told off by the stern headmaster.

Bottas failed (again) to make the most of the engine underneath him at the start, and lost out to both Verstappen and the Racing Point of Lance Stroll. He managed to pass the Racing Point, but never caught up to Max.

Ferrari appeared to forget they actually had two drivers in the race, but Vettel managed to finish in 7th, having sampled the heady heights of 5th at one point.

And there were other feisty on-track moments before the checkered flag, and as always every single moment was captured in one way by some very funny tweets.

So without further ado, I present this week’s Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Spanish Grand Prix 2020:

Joint 10th place

@TarasDemerson with live onboard footage from Grosjean’s car as he went for a little spin on the final lap

AND

@timwagner66 with live onboard footage from Bottas’s Mercedes as he complains about how hot it is. (To be honest I can’t blame him, black overalls will abosrb heat, and the track temperature was about 50C … it was bad enough in England last week, and that was without the added input from engine heat!)

9th place

@PatrickSikler with live onboard footage from Max Verstappen’s car as he struggled on the tyres, and was begging the Red Bull pitwall to let him box.

8th place

@reg_666 with live footage as Vettel found himself in P5, a position he has been unaccustomed to in recent races. Hands up if you think he’s being treated badly by Ferrari!

7th place

@mtm686 with unseen footage as young upstart Esteban Ocon tried to get passed the oldest man on the grid, Kimi.

6th place

@Charliebartman summing up the problem with Leclerc’s engine in one gif!

5th place

@FvB2309 with a new angle of the start of the race, showing how Bottas ended up in P4 by turn 2.

4th place

@TomTheMadHatter with unseen footage of Kvyat trying to catch Vettel and overtake him … it seems he unleashed the Mario Kart ghost!

3rd place

@Jontys_Corner with every F1’s reaction when the AWS tyre graphics appear on the TV screen … do you like them?

2nd place

@photo_gt87 with unseen footage of the Red Bull pitwall as Christian Horner reprimands Max Verstappen for acting like a stroppy teenager. (I feel his pain, I’ve got one of those at home!)

1st place

This week’s winner is @LBraking who tried desperately to move the predicted rain clouds across to the circuit, along with, I’m sure many F1 fans. Unfortunately the race remained rainless, but the waterpark 5km down the road from the circuit apparently got a soaking!

Well, that’s it for this week’s Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards.

As always, I had a really difficult time whittling the tweets down to a final 10. All the nominations are on my Twitter timeline (@Pitlane_Girl) if you want to have a look.

Which one of these is your favourite?

Let me know in the comments.

The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back in a fortnight for the Belgian Grand Prix, which usually proves eventful.

Have a great couple of weeks.

x

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