Has everyone woken up?
Goodness me, that was rather dull, wasn’t it?
To go from the prospect of no racing at all in March to scheduling 17 races in 23 weeks, this season of Formula 1 will go down in history as a season that contained some of the most exciting races in many years, but also one that ended with probably one of the most boring races in its 70 year history. (I’m sure there have been others, but when even the Sky commentators run out of things to say, you know it’s bad!)
All cars, surprisingly made a clean start, Verstappen drove a controlled and measured race from pole to take the win. Bottas kept second and Hamilton kept Albon at bay in the last few laps to take third.
Perez came to halt on track on lap 11 resulting in a virtual safety car, at which most of the grid dived into the pits for their one and only pit stop. This turned into a full safety car deployment, but there were no surprises at the restart, and the procession continued.
The only other excitement was the tussle for places 7 to 10.
After 55 very long laps and one very large cup of tea to revive my energy levels, I have judged and compiled the final Top 10 of the season.
So without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020:
@TomTheMadHatter with live onboard footage of Max Verstappen as he increases his lead over Bottas.
@FvB2309 with a behind the scenes look at the on-track battle for seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth
@Travisty_22 with live scenes of F1 fans everywhere as Perez came to a halt on track during the race, his last in Formula 1 (at the time of writing).
@itsthatginga with live video footage of the Sky F1 commentary box during that race.
@AlphaSpookster with live footage of Vettel the Ferrari pitwall told him he was doing a great job and to keep going. Seventeen races too late this season, but I guess the sentiment was there!
Both Mercedes’ were struggling for pace today, but @OfficialDB reveals who Lewis called in to help out …
With everyone questioning why Leclerc had not been shown the black and white flag, or a penalty after violating track limits for the 4th time, @Jontys_Corner gives us a sneak peek into the steward’s office.
@MercedesAMGF1 prove that they can do a perfect double stack pit stop, much to the amazement of F1 Twitter following last week’s debacle. (Just don’t tell George)
@timwagner66 with live pitlane footage as Sainz apparently drove slowly as McLaren did a double stack. (This is still pending Steward’s enquiry I believe)
Talking of Sainz’s potential penalty, @MotorsportWeek are the final winner of the season, with live footage from the steward’s office showing the real reason the penalty was not due to be investigated after the race. It appears they had nodded off too.
And that’s it. The final Top 10 of the season.
Let me know, in the comments below, which ones are your favourite.
The Funniest Tweet Awards Champion 2020 will be revealed on Twitter later (in about 30 minutes once I’ve updated my spreadsheet)
And the Funniest Tweet Awards will be back next year, in 96 days time.