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:

In 10th place is @_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 to @wtf1official following Kimi FM’s tirade about Paul di Resta and blue flags. Ouch!!

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In 8th place is @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!!

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In 7th place is @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.

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

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

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

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In 3rd place is @charlie_whiting sending help to Mercedes AMG after several attempts to rectify radio and IT issues failed.

#3

This week’s 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.

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

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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 a 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 @F1PAddockPass 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???

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8th place goes to @Mattzel89 for this tweet about Lightning McQueen’s lack of progress through the race…

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

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6th place goes to @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.

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

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3rd place goes to @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 is @TechnicallyRon for sharing the subtitles for the British Grand Prix …

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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…  (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)

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

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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!)

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And, ladies and gentlemen, this week’s worthy winner of the Funniest Tweet Awards for the Austrian Grand Prix 2017 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…

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Top 10 Funniest Tweets – Baku Grand Prix 2017

Well, that was a race and a half!

Three safety cars and a red flag before we’d even clocked up 25 laps!

The beautiful city of Baku gave Formula 1 the best race of the season so far. There were more shunts than a demolition derby, safety cars a-plenty and plenty of drama after the red-flag.

As the BBC F1 twitter feed put it:

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…and it did.

As well as the excitement on track, the funny tweets were flying through my timeline and I’m sure I missed some great ones.

However, of the ones that I did manage to catch, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweets of the Baku Grand Prix 2017:

In 10th place is @TarasDemerson for this tweet when the young Canadian, Lance Stroll led the race…for a while:

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9th place goes to @LastLapPodcast for this tweet about Lance Stroll who very nearly got second place, only to be denied on the line as Valteri Bottas swept passed:

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In 8th place is @charlie_whiting for this brilliant tweet about the slowness of the track marshalls clearing away the first set of debris from the track:

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In 7th place is @JamesWagnerTW for describing Sebastian Vettel after that slight, unfortunate, collision with Hamilton behind the safety car:

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Just outside the top 5 in 6th place is @coledinho1984 when the honey badger, Daniel Ricciardo, clawed his way back into first position:

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In 5th place is @F1onNBCSports for this hilarious gif summary of the race, just in case anyone missed it:

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4th place is awarded to @F1Nova for this tweet when Vettel and Hamilton found themselves fighting for position, but this time not behind the safety car:

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3rd place goes to @Mattzel89 for this brilliant take on the marshalls clearing up debris. Have I mentioned there was a lot of debris on the track?

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The runner-up in 2nd place is @cmcmotorsports for this take on whether we were watching a Formula 1 race or dodgems, due to the number of collisions in the opening laps:

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Ladies and gentlemen, this week’s winner, in 1st place is @Dan_Rigsby for this truly brilliant tweet about the speed of the safety car, or rather how slow it was going:

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…and here’s the original gif:

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These tweets get funnier and funnier each week, and it makes for a very difficult decision on my part.

So, congratulations Dan, you win kudos and bragging rights until the F1 circus reaches the Red Bull Ring in two weeks time.

As always, if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning the Funniest Tweet Awards all you have to do is follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl) and I’ll follow right back.

Until Austria, taling of which I wonder if Max and Daniel will be wearing those rather fetching Lederhosen race suits again??

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Top 10 Funniest Tweets – Canadian Grand Prix 2017

This set of awards marks the first anniversary of my ‘Funniest Tweet Awards’.

I can’t believe they’ve been going a year, and I love doing them. Each race the tweets get funnier and funnier. So much so, as you can see I have had to raise it to the Top 10, because whittling the funniest ones down to just 5 is so difficult.

But I digress, back to Canada. This time last year we had the infamous ‘Seagull Gate’ and I was a little disappointed that the seagulls did not make an appearance this year. However, the race itself was thrilling.

Thrills and spills on the track, and dare I say (spoiler alert for anyone who didn’t see it) potential team fisty cuffs in the Force India debrief session.

And the tweets kept on coming.

So, without further ado here are this week’s Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards:

In 10th place is @WiredKiwi for this response to the fact there was a very odd-looking supporter (aka a rucksack sporting a baseball cap and sunglasses) in the Mercedes garage:

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9th place is awarded to @LastLapPodcast with reference to the Sainz’s first lap crash. Love a bit of Monty Python:

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In 8th place is @F1onNBCSports’ response to @RenaultSportF1 about how much fun this race was.

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7th place goes to @TarasDemerson for this tweet about Lance Stroll’s sister’s name…and apparently it really is Chloe Stroll.. Why would you do that to your child?

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Just outside the top 5 in 6th place is @F1PaddockPass for this tweet about that unusual supporter in the Mercedes garage. Apparently he’s a new rap star…I’m so out of touch, must gen up on my rap music.

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And here’s the top 5. In 5th place is @virtualstatman for giving us an inside peek into the Force India driver debrief session…

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4th place goes to @wtf1official for showing us what Daniel Ricciardo could see in his mirrors as the Force India’s were bearing down on him.

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In 3rd place is this tweet from @F1Nova after a few expletives were beeped out on Kvyatt FM, clearly been taking lessons from Kimi…

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This week’s runner-up in 2nd place is the 2nd entry from @LastLapPodcast for this tweet following a radio transmission to Alonso from his engineer and his reply..

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But this week’s winner of the Funniest Tweet Awards is once again @TimWagner for this hilarious tweet on F1 fashion. It’s not a look that would work on everyone, but I think they’re pulling off that Princess Leia hair-do

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To be in with a chance of winning bragging rights and kudos until the next race follow me on Twitter @Pitlane_Girl

Next up Azerbaijan and #PlasticBagGate. Keep those funny tweets coming.

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Top 10 Funniest Tweets – Monaco Grand Prix 2017

No matter how much glitz and glamour there is at Monaco, you still can’t get away from the fact that there is very little opportunity for cars to overtake, resulting in a 78 lap procession.

The excitement comes from the odd glimpse of the safety car after a car hits the barriers – thank goodness Pascal Wehrlein walked away from being flipped like  burger into the barriers, but oh dear Marcus Ericsson – and a rare overtake.

However, I think because there aren’t many opportunities to overtake it makes strategy even more vital, as we unfortunately saw when Vettel jumped Kimi for the lead on an overcut – which had a lot of fans crying ‘foul’, but to be honest Vettel didn’t do anything wrong.

But, let’s get down to the real business of the day, the Funniest Tweet Awards – and once again I had so many hilarious ones to choose from I have had to do a top 10.

So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Monaco Grand Prix 2017:

In 10th place is the lovely Karun Chandhok revelling in the glamour of Monaco:#10

9th place goes to @JamesWagnerTW for this tweet of angry Toto following Marcus Ericsson’s crash under the safety car – Doh!

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@BadgerGP is in 8th place for this tweet about Ericsson’s crash:

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Who didn’t love that radio transmission from Alonso to Button just before the start of the race?

Alonso asked Jenson to take care of his car, @ChrisJohnson_F1 is in 7th place with this tweet of how Jenson looked after Alonso’s car:

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6th place goes to @LastLapPodcast for his response to this twitter exchange asking for ways in which Ferrari can keep Kimi motivated, following Vettel’s correct strategy call, which saw him leapfrog Kimi for first place:

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Moving on to the top five, in 5th place is @RacecarEngineer is the first of 3 entries about Nico Hulkenberg’s retirement from the race. There were a lot of Star Wars themed tweets about the Renault cars as they are sharing their 40th anniversary in F1 today with the release of the original Star Wars film

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4th place goes to @stargateoracle for this tweet about the impossibility of overtaking in Monaco:

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In 3rd place is @F1PaddockPass for this hilarious comeback to the BBC’s tweet about Nico Hulkenberg’s retirement:

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This week’s runner-up in 2nd place is @GrandPrixDiary for his take on Nico’s retirement:

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But this week’s winner, for truly making me laugh out loud, in 1st place is @SimonGBrooks for this tweet after Vettel passed Kimi with the overcut:

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So, there you have it. A top 10 of truly funny tweets for not the most exciting of races.

Congratulations to Simon, who wins kudos and bragging rights until Canada on June 11th.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning, follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl) and I’ll follow back and keep flexing those funny muscles.

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Monaco baby, yeah!

It’s the one Grand Prix most people know about and possibly the one that everyone would love to go to.

But what is it that makes the Monaco Grand Prix so attractive (for want of a better expression)?

Let’s be honest, with the exception of any crashes, it’s not exactly the most thrilling race in the calendar to watch. The circuit is so narrow overtaking is impossible, the whole 78 laps is generally just a procession.

But it’s Monaco!

There’s been a road race in Monaco since 1929. It was officially ranked as a Grand Prix in 1933, and although it was included in the new Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship in 1950, it wasn’t a continuous part of the Formula 1 circus until 1955.

According to Wikipedia The Monaco Grand Prix is “considered one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world and, with the Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans 24 forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport.”

But what makes it so special?

Is it the sunshine? Is it that it is one of the oldest racing circuits? Is it because of the prestige of being part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport?

Nope. If you ask me, it’s purely the glitz and glamour.

The super-rich looking super-glamorous on their super-yachts, enjoying the super sunshine in the South of France.

Monaco is amazing. It really is as glamorous as it looks, Ferrari’s and supercars on every corner, the people looking like they literally stepped out of a magazine, and that’s not even on race weekend!

I took SC to the Monaco Formula E-prix in 2015, which was held a couple of weeks before the F1 circus rolled into town.

Anyway, our tickets meant we were sitting on the Swimming Pool corner, so we had a perfect view of the track and the marina full of super-yachts, and yes I felt under-dressed. I’d gone under the misapprehension I was going to watch cars race, not enter a fashion pageant.

Next time I go (and yes, I will go to the F1, it’s already on my Bucket List ) I will make sure I have been St Tropez fake tanned, pack my designer glad-rags, hair extensions and full beauty kit – and I’m sure even then I’ll feel under-dressed!

But I digress, even though it wasn’t F1, it just was a surreal experience being there … in Monaco … watching a race!

It was Monaco baby. Yeah!

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