Top 5 songs that sum up the Singapore Grand Prix 2017

Before the memory of Sunday’s race fades into the distance, I thought I would try to sum up the race in five pop songs.

So here goes…

Number 5

With Vettel on pole and Lewis Hamilton staring in 5th, Mercedes’ mantra before the race was ‘damage limitation’. On a track that played to Ferrari’s strengths it was odds on that Vettel would regain the lead in the world championship title fight whilst Hamilton’s job was to try to minimise that gain.

However, bad weather in the form of a torrential downpour arrived in Marina Bay just hours before lights out. With the rain starting again half an hour before the race, one driver in particular was probably singing this little tune, “I love a rainy night‘ by Eddie Rabbitt:

Number 4

Combine the rain and driving at night, it was inevitable that there would be at least one safety car appearance during the race. However, I don’t think anyone predicted the carnage that took place at the first corner, leading to the pole-sitter and both 2nd and 3rd placed cars not making it passed the first bend.

So, at number 4 it really has to be this fab tune by The Primitives, ‘Crash‘:

Number 3

Once the race concluded, it was down to Hamilton to profess that having needed a miracle, he certainly got one. So, making it onto the list at number three has to be Hot Chocolate with ‘Sexy Thing‘:

Number 2

Whilst Hamilton, Ricciardo and Bottas celebrated the spoils on the podium the three drivers who crashed out were left licking their wounds and blaming each other. With the stewards ruling that there was no one to blame, social media had other ideas laying the cause squarely at the feet of Vettel.

Number 2’s song is quite simply Elton John with Ā ‘Sorry seems to be the hardest word‘:

Number 1

Following ‘that crash’, there was ‘that tweet’ from Ferrari:

So pop-pickers, this has to be top of the pops for the Singapore Grand Prix 2017, EMF with ‘Unbelievable‘!

Enjoy šŸ˜‰

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Top 10 Funniest Tweets – Singapore Grand Prix 2017

I think this pretty much sums up the race that was the Singapore Grand Prix:

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That certainly was a marathon of a race! Forget murder on the dance floor, it was definitely carnage on the race track. Throw in a mixture of rain, safety cars and retirements and that pretty much sums the race up.

But we all know that carnage on the race track makes for hilarity in the Twitter feed and by golly you did not disappoint. I know I probably missed some amazingly funny tweets, I was scrolling so fast to find them my keyboard was smoking!

However, after two long hours and a cup of tea whilst judging I have managed to whittle the tweets down to the funniest top 10 – as you can imagine the majority of tweets did relate to ‘that crash’.

So without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweets for the Singapore Grand Prix:

InĀ 10th place is @PG_F1 for this tweet depicting the scenes from the Ferrari garage after the crash that started the race:

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9th place goes to @F1StatMan for this tweet during the third safety car period as it took what seemed like forever for anyone to reach Marcus Ericsson’s car stranded on the bridge, let alone remove it from the track:

#9

InĀ 8th place isĀ @BadgerGP for potential scenes in the Ferrari garage following the post-race steward’s enquiry into ‘that crash’:

#8

InĀ 7th placeĀ is @PFF1 for this tweet from the Ferrari management office showing just how difficult it might be for Sergio Marchionne to write his race statement:

#7

InĀ 6th placeĀ is @Dan_Rigsby for this tweet following yet another safety car appearance during the race:

#6

InĀ 5th placeĀ is this tweet from @timwagner66 surmising that it could well be aspirin all round in the team garages after the race:

#5

4th place goes to @TarasDemerson for this tweet after ‘that crash’ and with Lewis Hamilton in the lead, the rain stopped. It’s like a miracle:

#4

InĀ 3rd place is @dibhayles (a new entrant into the competition, and he’s been practising all weekend) with this tweet following the news that a pink monster appeared to be stalking Carlos Sainz Jr:

#3

2nd placeĀ goes to @F1archives – Ferrari are so competitive, even when it comes down to team-mates crashing:

#2

This week’s worthy winner, inĀ 1st place is @wtf1official for succinctly summing up the 1st lap in one picture:

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There were so many to choose from, I wish I could have chosen them all. However, these were the 10 that made me laugh.

If you would like to take part in the Funniest Tweet Championship, all you need do is follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl) and I’ll follow back and tweet funny tweets during the race, it’s that simple.

You win nothing but kudos and bragging rights until the next race, however, I do run a championship during the season, so who knows, you could be the Funniest Tweet Award’s champion for the year.

Next up is Malaysia – that’s going to be an early morning isn’t it? Can I order a cup of tea now?

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Top 10 Funniest Tweets – Italian Grand Prix 2017

So. Italy. Where do we start?

We could talk about the washout that was qualifying yesterday, which saw some surprising results for provisional grid positions.

Or, Hamilton’s spectacular flying qualifying lap.

Or indeed the farce that is grid penalties which mixed up the grid to such an extent that even the flag bearing grid girls didn’t know where to stand!

grid chaos

But let’s not dwell on that, let’s move on to the race, which saw Lance Stroll become the youngest ever front row driver.

Aside from a few hair-raising moments and the *spoiler alert* inevitable retirements those 53 laps were a little tedious, but I had all your wonderful tweets to keep me entertained.

And there were some corkers this week, let me tell you, so I had a very difficult job whittling down the Top 10.

However, whittle them down I did, so here are this weeks Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Italian Grand Prix 2017:

InĀ 10th place is @RenaultSportF1 commenting that Williams Racing seem to be upping their funny gif tweeting game, which, as we all know the champions of which are Renault!

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InĀ 9th place is @GvanderGarde for redesigning Honda’s logo for them following yet another disastrous race.

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8th place goes to @F1fanboy2007 for designing Alonso’s new CD and adding an extra bonus track. Race fans will be pleased to know Alonso FM was in full swing during the race.

#8

InĀ 7th place is @RickyArdoF1 for, funnily enough, a tweet about a Honda failure. How unusual is that these days??

#7

Just outside the top five inĀ 6th place is @BadgerGP poking fun at Ferrari’s surprising lack of pace against Mercedes around Monza.

#6

So, here we go with this week’s top 5. InĀ 5th place is @TarasDemerson for his request to @MercedesAMGF1 to have one of the ninja turtles make an appearance at the US GP as an alternative to Donatella Versace, the well-known Italian female ninja turtle! Can you spot the difference though?

#5

InĀ 4th placeĀ is @Mark_Whitelegge for this tweet at the start of the race – it make me giggle – was the pink a reference to Ocon starting from 3rd and desperate to finish on the podium or just the fact it was the Italian Grand Prix? Answers on a postcard please.

#4

3rd place goes to @TheOutsider_AMR as Daniel Ricciardo, aka ‘the honey badger’, decided to turn into the Trunchbull as he responded to his engineer’s information that Massa was up ahead and alone with the phrase: “I like ’em vulnerable!” – consider yourselves warned!!!

#3

InĀ 2nd place this week is a late entry from @WhenF1Was, which did make me giggle and remember when everyone watched the Eastenders Christmas Special. Following the retirement of both McLaren cars … again, will this be the scene at tomorrow’s meeting between Honda and McLaren?

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However, this week’s worthy winner of the Italian Grand Prix Funniest Tweet, inĀ 1st place is @F1archives for his ‘Fernando and the Engineers’ double LP album cover. I’d buy it!

#1

Once again, some cracking entries and I really enjoy watching them all filter through my timeline during the race.

If you want to take part next race, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter, @Pitlane_Girl, or retweet a funny tweet but make sure you add @pitlane_girl to the retweet, so I see it.

The prize for winning is … absolutely nothing except kudos and bragging rights until the next race.

But I do run a championship throughout the season with each and every Top 5/10 winner receiving points like they do in the real race, which is fought for each and every bit as fiercely as the F1 WDC .

So, that wraps up the European F1 season, next up the night race in Singapore.

 

 

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Top 10 Funniest Tweets – Belgian Grand Prix 2017

Celebrating the return of Formula One after its summer break some things never change.

  1. There is ALWAYS as much online fun as there is on-track action
  2. Kimi FM and Alonso FM never fail to amuse – and boy, were they on full throttle today
  3. The Honda engine, unfortunately, still sucks!

**spoiler alert** For the army of Dutch fans who had travelled to see Max Verstappen race, they were left disappointed as his Renault engine let him down and he came to a halt trackside. Indeed, as Guido van der Garde pointed out in one of his tweets:

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You do have to feel sorry for Max, that’s 6 DNFs in 12 races!

There was still plenty of on-track action courtesy of the Force India team mates who, yet again collided which resulted in the safety car being deployed.

And, both Alonso and Kimi reigned supreme with their outbursts over team radio.

All of which proved perfect fodder for some truly hilarious tweets. I’m sure I missed some corkers along the way as well. Next race, if you come across any funny tweets, make sure you retweet them to me, so I can pop them in the nomination lists.

As always, it was very difficult to cut all the tweets down to a Top 10, but cut it down to 10 I did. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen here are the Top 10 funniest tweets of the Belgian Grand Prix 2017…

InĀ 10th placeĀ is @GvanderGarde with the view at Eau Rouge after Max and Alonso retired. Guess it was as good a place as any to watch the closing laps of the race!

#10

9th place goes to @BaronVonClutch for this after Alonso had decried over team radio that he wanted to be left alone for the remainder of the race:

#9

InĀ 8th place is @thebuxtonblog questioning the stewards’ penalties. Kimi received as 10-second stop-go penalty for failing to slow for double yellow flags (coincidentally, the same penalty awarded to Vettel for playing bumper cars with Hamilton in Baku) and Perez/Ocon received no penalties for hitting each other, again and causing debris to go flying over the track:

#8

InĀ 7th place is current ‘Funniest Tweet Awards’ championship leader @TarasDemerson for this tweet about Alonso’s steering wheel display during part of the race:

#7

InĀ 6th place is @timwagner66 depicting Force India’s current team-mate strategy. We can assume, after hearing from the Force India pitwall during the race that things might change slightly going forward…

#6

And your top 5 looks like this, inĀ 5th place isĀ @LastLapPodcast after hell froze over when Alonso overtook another car on the fastest part of the track:

#5

4th place goes to the lovely @Grace_Wilko with Max Verstappen’s reaction whilst watching the end of the race only to see Ricciardo sneak through and pass Kimi and Bottas for 3rd place:

#4

InĀ 3rd place is everyone’s favourite Team twitter account @RenaultSportF1 as Jolyon Palmer went hunting for scalps in the form of Perez. Who doesn’t love a Star Wars meme?

#3

YourĀ runner-up inĀ 2nd place is@TPSpencer88 for this truly hilarious gif of the Force India boys scrapping. I smell team orders going forward.

#2

And this week’s winner, inĀ 1st place is @wtf1official for an accurate report on how Verstappen feels his season is going so far:

#1

Congratulations to everyone who made the Top 10, commiserations to those who didn’t, but believe me, it was a super difficult decision to make, and it doesn’t get any easier, you are all so brilliant.

Next stop is Monza – nearly rode a bicycle round there over the summer break. However, when I phoned up to book they were doing track repairs the day I wanted to go – must have been getting ready for an important race…

So, if you want to be in with a chance of making the Top 10 Funniest Tweets you know the drill:

  • Follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl)
  • I’ll follow back
  • During the race make sure you tweet lots of funny tweets
  • Or, retweet something you find funny

You win absolutely nothing but kudos and bragging rights until the next race.

For now it’s adieu to Belgium and ciao Italy…

 

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Top 10 Funniest Tweets – Hungarian Grand Prix 2017

A long, fairly non-eventful race is always made so much more enjoyable with the plethora of funny tweets that get sent.

Today’s race in Budapest had its on-track moments as well as a never-ending run of jokes and funny tweets.

This week we had accusations of amateur drivers taking to the track. I would definitely be classed as an amateur driver, but even I wouldn’t crash into another car – is there a course drivers can take in spatial awareness?

We also had IT issues down at Mercedes, causing all manner of concerned tweets to downright hilarious tweets. It appears they did try turning it off and on again, but to no avail, thankfully several alternatives were offered from carrier pigeons to smoke signals.

There seemed to be a problem in the pitlane with nuts and for once Daniil Kvyat was not the cause of a collision.

Did I say this was a dull race? Spoiler alert, it mostly was, but did have its moments.

Anyway, back to the job in hand. Handing out the final Funniest Tweet Awards before the F1 circus goes on its summer break (me included)

So, here goes:

InĀ 10th placeĀ isĀ @_HelenaHicks regarding Verstappen’s supposed response to hitting his team-mate and causing Daniel Ricciardo’s retirement from the race at turn 2 on lap 1.

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9th place goes toĀ @wtf1official following Kimi FM’s tirade about Paul di Resta and blue flags. Ouch!!

#9

InĀ 8th placeĀ isĀ @MisterPigz on lap 67 Alonso, driving his Honda in 6th place lapping faster than Lewis Hamilton driving his Mercedes in (at the time) 3rd place. GP2 engine indeed!!

#8

InĀ 7th placeĀ isĀ @TarasDemerson following several shots of pit crews tapping their feet. As @CroftyF1 noted “More foot tappers than a social at a folk club on a Friday night.” This strange ‘Christian Horner’ affliction is spreading down the pitlane.

#7

Just outside the top five, inĀ 6th place isĀ @LastLapPodcast for this tweet about how Daniil Kvyat was feeling following the crash that led to Daniel Ricciardo’s retirement.

#6

And here’s this week’s top 5. InĀ 5th place isĀ @stargateoracle after Bottas let Hamilton through to try to catch the Ferraris. He sped off like the proverbial torpedo.

#5

4th placeĀ goes toĀ @timwagner66 getting inside Daniel Ricciardo’s sub-conscious as he walks back to the pits following THAT crash at turn 2 on lap 1!

#4

InĀ 3rd placeĀ isĀ @charlie_whiting sending help to Mercedes AMG after several attempts to rectify radio and IT issues failed.

#3

This week’sĀ runner-up is @MercedesAMGF1 themselves, laughing at their own problems. Laugh and the world laughs with you, right? This issue certainly was the cause of far too many funny tweets.

#2

But this week’s clear winner, inĀ 1st place is everyone’s favourite team Twitter account @RenaultSportF1 lamenting the pitlane’s problem with nuts this afternoon!

#1

So there you have it, another 10 brilliantly funny tweets to round off the first half the Formula 1 2017 season, and the first half of this years 2017 Funniest Tweet Championships.

If you want to be in with a chance of making the top 10, scoring a few points and winning kudos and bragging rights, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl).

The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back with aĀ vengeance at Spa on Sunday 27 August.

Have a wonderful few weeks break and enjoy the sun. As for me, I’m off on my holidays tomorrow – best get packing!!!

 

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Top 10 Funniest Tweets – British Grand Prix 2017

What. A. Race.

I liked it, there was some fantastic wheel-to-wheel action and some not so great wheel-to-wheel action resulting in team-mates clashing together.

We had a honey badger on a rampage and a cool, calm and collected Finn stealthily moving through the ranks.

Not only that, there were some fabulously funny tweets.

But first, glad to hear that Martin Brundle is on the mend and it isn’t any thing too serious. Here’s hoping he’s back, fighting fit for Hungary in a fortnight.

And now, down to business. This week’s Funniest Tweet Awards for the 2017 British Grand Prix:

In 10th place is @F1PAddockPassĀ for re-writing the introduction to that well-known ABBA classic ‘Fernando’ following Alonso’s retirement from the race … again!

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9th place goes to @RenaultSportF1 (everyone’s favourite team twitter account) for this tweet celebrating, as we all were, the return of everyone’s favourite driver radio station … Kimi FM… or on second look, were they???

#9

8th place goes to @Mattzel89Ā for this tweet about Lightning McQueen’s lack of progress through the race…

#8

In 7th place isĀ @ETC2500 following Max Verstappen’s determination to hold on to his place and deny Vettel the chance (or several) to pass.

#7

6th place goes toĀ @GvanderGarde for his google image search for the word ‘Torpedo’ – following Kvyatt’s not-so-hot wheel to wheel action with his team-mate at the beginning of the race resulting in the safety dar being deployed. And it was the first of many, many tweets about Kvyatt’s race and future…

#6

In 5th place is @TimWagner66 – he was on fire today and could have secured all top 10 places, I had to be super strict and restrict his tweets to two inside the top 10. This is the new Toro Rosso driver line-up following THAT crash.

#5

4th place goes to @wtf1official for this tweet following Alonso’s retirement from the race…

#4

3rd place goes toĀ @StargateOracle for this response to Fake Charlie Whiting’s tweet about the Force India running a huge amount of rake!

#3

In 2nd place, and this week’s runner-up isĀ @TechnicallyRon for sharing the subtitles for the British Grand Prix …

#2

Ladies and gentlemen, this week’s winner in 1st place is @TimWagner66 for this tweet warning Kvyatt what may be waiting him on his drive through penalty following his latest crash…Ā  (kind of appropriate seeing as the new Doctor is about to be revealed!!)

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Congratulations to everyone who’s funny tweets made it into my timeline, and big congratulations to the top 10 winners this week.

The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back in a fortnight for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

In the meantime, if you want to be in with a chance of winning … absolutely nothing but kudos and bragging rights for a fortnight, follow me on Twitter.

Til Hungary everyone.

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Top 5 Funniest Tweets – Austrian Grand Prix 2017

Ok, so after the excitement of Baku, the Austrian Grand Prix was a more sedate affair.

There was a little bit of excitement, mixed with disappointment on the first lap, but then everything seemed to just move along.

Still, there were some funny tweets that made it into my Twitter feed.

An honorary mention first to @RenaultSportF1 for apologising for getting too serious on Twitter:

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But without further ado, here are this week’s Funniest Tweet Award winners:

In 5th place is @MattWhiteRacing for this explanation of tyres:

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4th place goes to @AaronRook91 for this tweet following Martin Brundle comments about drivers that were not where he thought they were (unless he fell through a loop in the space-time continuum momentarily)

#4

In 3rd place is @micky_h76 for this accurate observation of track position mid-way through the race:

#3

This week’s runner-up in 2nd place is @Sawreyware for a solution to Lewis Hamilton’s tyre blistering problems (despite his complaining he still set some blistering times on them (see what I did there? I’l get my coat!)

#2

And, ladies and gentlemen, this week’s worthy winnerĀ of the Funniest Tweet Awards for the Austrian Grand Prix 2017Ā is @LastLapPodcast for this truly inspired tweet about Dutch fans leaving the race and going home early after Max Verstappen retired on the first lap.

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The next round of the Funniest Tweet Championship will be next weekend’s British Grand Prix.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning, kudos and bragging rights, follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl).

Until Silverstone everyone, I will just leave you with my favourite gif of the weekend…

hills

 

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