What did you think of that then?
Although we didn’t see tyres exploding as much as last week’s race, they did play an important part in the race.
On the starting grid, Max Verstappen was the only car in the top 10 that started on the hard tyres, which were last week’s medium tyres (confused? Me too).
He comfortably sailed past Hulkenberg at the start, and then as both Mercedes were struggling on the medium tyres decided against ‘driving like a granny’, as instructed by the Red Bull pitwall to preserve tyre life, and started pushing. After both Mercedes came in for their first pitstop fairly early on, Verstappen was off and only briefly lost the lead when he came in for his first pitstop on lap 33, only to whizz past Bottas on the first corner out of the pitlane.
A question that does have to be asked is what on earth is going on with Vettel? Yet another week where he failed to get into Q3, and then spins for no apparent reason on the first lap which puts him plam last. Has he given up aleady because he’s leaving Ferrari at the end of the season, or just plain can’t be bothered to help Ferrari due to how they’ve treated him, or is that Ferrari really a complete dog of a car to drive?
We didn’t see a safety car this week, virtual or otherwise and the only retirement was Magnussen. No idea when that happened, I was obviously mid tweet saving!!
Talking of tweets, there were so many this week that I was struggling to keep up with them. Still I did, and have whittled them down to a final 10.
So, without further ado, here are the Funniest Tweet Awards for the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix:
We wanted to know what’s up with Vettel, @sootycorbett has provided an answer …
@PatrickSikler with an action replay of Vettel at the start of the race … Wwwweeeeeeeee!!!
@stargateoracle with an action replay of Albon’s top drawer outside line overtaking of Kimi …
@TomTheMadHatter with another look of Hamilton slamming on the brakes as he came into the pitlane for his second pitstop. Slowed down just in the nick of time. (I’ve tried this technique when I spied a mobile speed camera hiding in a hedge, unfortunately for me my Golf doesn’t have quite the same braking capacity as an F1 car … one speed awareness course for your truly!)
@pgillett2017 with live onboard footage of Albon following his very early first pitstop where he came out right at the back …
@timwagner66 with Red Bull’s new Health & Safety expert. Following last weekend’s race and the pitwall instruction to Max to stay hydrated, this week Max turned the tables and enquired whether the pitwall/garage had been drinking enough water, and not only that added that they all had sweaty hands so he hoped they had sanitizer too. F1, your public health service broadcaster …
@_DavidBroad_ with the live reaction from the Ferrari pitwall when Vettel came onto the radio and told them: “It is in the gap that we don’t like. We spoke about it this morning. I’ll hang in there, but you know that you’ve messed up!”
What on earth is going on at Ferrari? Answers in the comments below!
@seawildearth with live footage of Max experiencing a bit of deja vu when he overtakes a Mercedes with blistering tyres …
@FvB2309 with live footage of the Hulk going on for another pitstop in an attempt to go for fastest lap … starting in P3 where did Hulk end up though? P7 … where else …
This week’s winner is @Jontys_Corner with an accurate visual of Bottas’s tyres after 6 laps of the race … is the tyres or the car??
Hope you enjoyed this week’s selection? As always let me know which ones were your favourites in the comments below.If you want to join in the fun, it couldn’t be easier:
- Follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl)
- Tweet something funny during the race, making sure to tag me
- Cross your fingers
The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back next week for the Spanish GP.
Until then, have a great week.