Top 10 Funniest Tweets – United States Grand Prix 2017

Austin, Texas – summons up images of cowboys, 10-gallon hats and barbecues.

This week Liberty decided to ‘spice things up’ pre-race – the cars made their way to the track earlier, we had an early gridwalk and then it all went a little bit Hollywood.

Legendary sports MC, Michael Buffer, took to the microphone to introduce the entire drivers grid in a style that was more WWF than F1. To be honest, I could have run an entire Funniest Tweet competition just in that 15 minutes. But, rules are rules, and the rules of my competition are funny tweets between lights out and the chequered flag.

They seemed to be the longest 15 minutes of my life, but finally it was over and the drivers got back to focusing on the imminent race ahead.

After the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt, sent the drivers on their formation lap it was eyes down for the funny tweets. And boy, did they come in fast and furiously.

But before we get down to the Top 10 for this week, I have an honorary ‘cute’ tweet awarded by small boy – possibly just because of the little dog in the gif. So @BadgerGP, this week’s ‘cute’ tweet award goes to you.

RIC V BOT

But without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the United States Grand Prix 2017:

In 10th place is @TarasDemerson after Red Bull pitted Max Verstappen on Lap 39 to give him fresher tyres to finish the race and grab a few more places. He drove stonking race having started in P16 and finished in 4th (following a last-minute 5-sec penalty for a track limit infringement as he passed Kimi, saw his 3rd place taken away from him)

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9th place goes to @SkySportsF1 – who doesn’t feel sorry for Alonso? Honda engines haven’t exactly endeared themselves to Alonso this year, especially in the United States – Indy and now Austin. Double whammy!

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In 8th place @SkyF1Insider for this tweet questioning the size of American birds – the flying variety following this shadow that was cast across the track at Turn 1 … or was it just clever CGI??

#8

In 7th place @TheBishF1 reckoned that after another Honda engine failure that Alonso could be working on a new track for his debut album, ‘Fernando and the Engineers’. A cover of the Pink Floyd hit ‘Another hole in the wall’!

#7

In 6th place @PHortonF1 charting Verstappen’s progress through the field during the race, and then just biding his time to attack the Ferraris.

#6

And here’s your top 5. In 5th place @LBraking following Red Bull pitting Max Verstappen, clearly channelling their inner Baldrick’s with a cunning plan.

#5

4th place goes to @timwagner66 for this tweet following the fantastic wheel-to-wheel action between Bottas and Ricciardo early in the race as they battled for 3rd place.

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In 3rd place is @JamesWagnerTW for this tweet later in the race as Bottas was passed, with ease, by Kimi, Vettel and then Verstappen. He did appear to be going backwards, despite some great position battles earlier in the race.

#3

In 2nd place is @GvanderGarde for this tweet as K-Mag made his way through back-end of the grid, without incident as well!

#2

This week’s winner, in 1st place is @F1Racing_mag – it seems with all the razamatazz that Liberty introduced this race, good or bad, there were a couple of guests that didn’t make the guest list. They would have come in handy when it came to the Force India drivers being behind each other again.

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So, there you have for this week.

The Driver’s Championship is still up for grabs and The Funniest Tweet Award Championship is still fairly open.

If you want to take part in the funny tweet competition just follow me on Twitter, @Pitlane_Girl, and post funny tweets between lights out and the chequered flag.

Three races of the season left. Next stop Brazil – samba, caipirinhas and the Copacabana.

And on that note, I’m off to dig out my Barry Manilow CD…

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Top 10 Funniest Tweets – Japanese Grand Prix 2017

An early alarm call this Sunday morning, as the F1 circus moved to Suzuka, and even before the lights went out there looked like there could be a problem with Vettel’s Ferrari. Spark plugs being the problem.

I also woke up to the news that it would be Jolyon Palmer’s last race for Renault and that for the rest of the season Carlos Sainz would move from Toro Rosso to replace him.

Leaving us to ponder, speculate and make outrageous guesses as to who will replace him at Toro Rosso for the rest of the season, as it also appears that Honda want Gasly to complete the 2017 Super Formula Championship.

But what would the race be without my Funniest Tweet Awards? And with the battle for 2017 Funniest Tweet Award championships tighter than the F1 drivers championship, it’s anyone’s to still to win.

So, here are this week’s Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards:

In 10th place is @HaasF1Team who perked up at the mention of food. There was a gluttony of food-related tweets during this race…

sandwiches

9th place goes to @MercedesAMGF1 re-imagining the iconic Top Gun poster

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8th place goes to @ForceIndiaF1 AND @MercedesAMGF1, the inter-team banter was on fire during this race…

#8

7th place  goes to @F1fanboy2007 for Alonso’s fight with Stroll for P14

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In 6th place is @JamesWagnerTW after ‘The Hulk’ pitted due to a problem and there were shots of an engineer literally whacking the car to resolve the problem, before they decided the problem was terminal and retired the car. ‘If in doubt, give it a clout!’

#6

Into the top 5, in 5th place is @timwagner66 for a what seemed a fairly accurate depiction of the Ferrari race engineers today…

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4th place goes to @stargateoracle for this tweet after Perez was told under no circumstances was he to overtake his team-mate…

#4

In 3rd place is @F1 for this meme of Vettel following **spoiler alert** his retirement, seems like those spark plugs weren’t fixed after all…

#3

In 2nd place is @charlie_whiting for this tweet following Vettel’s retirement about the fate of Ferrari’s championship hopes for 2017

#1

This week’s winner, in 1st place is @F1taxi for this hilarious tweet after Stroll got a puncture, ran over the grass on the Esse-bends and slid back onto the track, narrowly avoiding colliding with Ricciardo’s Red Bull, before coming to a halt on the edge of the track

#2

It wasn’t the most exciting race of the season, with the exception of the final two laps. Is the driver’s championship all but sewn up for this year? What has happened to Ferrari? And who will be driving in the Toro Rosso’s in Austin in two week’s time?

It’s half term, so I won’t be able to jump into the driving seat, but I will be back with the Funniest Tweet Awards for the US Grand Prix in a fortnight.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning the weekly awards, just follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl) and I’ll follow you back, or simply tag me in your funny tweets during the race.

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

See you in Austin, off to find my 10-gallon hat!

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Top 10 Funniest Tweets – Malaysian Grand Prix 2017

After an exciting qualifying session yesterday where Vettel failed to set a time and there was a surprise pole for Hamilton, despite the Mercedes being on the back-foot all weekend,  would the final race at the Sepang Circuit be full of excitement or a bit of a damp squib?

Thankfully, it was the former.

There was drama a-plenty even before the race started with poor old Kimi being pushed off the grid and back to the pitlane with a power unit problem. Would he be able to start from the pitlane?? **spoiler alert** he didn’t, and headed off to the hospitality unit, cue for a barrage of tweets about ice cream.

With no one to the side of him, Hamilton looked like he had the lead in the bag as he raced off to turn one at the start. However, the lack of pace Mercedes had been showing throughout the weekend came back and Hamilton was dispatched to second place by birthday boy Verstappen.

And what of Vettel, well let’s just say by lap seven he was up into the points and narrowly missed out on a podium finish.

But what of the tweets, I hear you cry. Despite the early hour, there were funny tweets filtering through my Twitter timeline at a rate of knots.

So without further ado, here are this week’s Top 10 entries in the Funniest Tweet Awards for the Malaysian Grand Prix 2017:

In 10th place is @bbcf1, following the debut of ‘Fernando & the Engineers’ album a few weeks ago, it seems Mercedes could be about to launch their new single ‘Mirrors full of scarlet’ as Vettel tore through the field to catch Bottas and chase down Hamilton.

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9th place goes @timwagner66 for this tweet following Vettel’s orders over team radio were broadcast to the world…

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In 8th place is @SarahFlann for observing that Bottas had to turn into Andre the Giant and make his car really big to avoid being overtaken by Vettel, to help his team-mate out. It worked … for a few laps at least!

#8

In 7th place is @benjhunt for his accurate description of Vettel tearing through the field.

#7

@dibhayles takes 6th place for his picture of Kimi in the hospitality suite after the start of the race. Did I mention there were a tonne of ice cream tweets??

#6

…and the Top 5 looks like this. In 5th place is @LBraking for his live footage of Jolyon Palmer spinning around…again.

#5

In 4th place is @stargateoracle after Alonso passed someone on track, this was before he managed to get in the way of, and annoy, Vettel slightly later in the race. Oopsie!

#4

3rd place goes to @Planet_F1 after Toro Rosso Team Principal, Franz Tost, was being interviewed from the pit-wall by Sky Sports. Ouch!!

#3

In 2nd place is @josievs for designing the ‘Verstappen fan good luck outfit’ – following his recent run of bad luck he certainly needed it. Thankfully, today, it wasn’t needed, but it’s always good to have something, just in case, don’t you think?

#2

This week’s winner, in 1st place, is everyone’s favourite F1 team @RenaultSportF1 after Alonso agreed with The Hulk about K-Mag. There seemed to be a lot of people K-Mag annoyed this race. And I think the balls thing is not going to go away quietly!

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So, there you have it, the Top 10 Funniest Tweets from the very last Malaysian Grand Prix.

With five races left in the season both the F1 Drivers’ Championship AND the 2017 Funniest Tweet Awards Championship will go down to the wire.

If you want to be in with a chance of competing in my Funniest Tweet Awards (which is now in its 2nd season), all you have to do it follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl), I’ll follow back, and then devise funny tweets during the race. Simple!

We’ll be back next week from Japan.

In the meantime … sayonara.

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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  ‘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 😉

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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:

OMG1

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:

In 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:

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

#8

In 7th place 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

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

#6

In 5th place 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:

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

#2

This week’s worthy winner, in 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:

In 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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In 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

In 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 in 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. In 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

In 4th place 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

In 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, in 1st place is @F1archives for his ‘Fernando and the Engineers’ double LP album cover. I’d buy it!

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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…

In 10th place 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!

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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:

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In 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

In 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

In 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, in 5th place is @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

In 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

Your runner-up in 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, in 1st place is @wtf1official for an accurate report on how Verstappen feels his season is going so far:

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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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