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:
…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:
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:
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:
In 7th place is @JamesWagnerTW for describing Sebastian Vettel after that slight, unfortunate, collision with Hamilton behind the safety car:
Just outside the top 5 in 6th place is @coledinho1984 when the honey badger, Daniel Ricciardo, clawed his way back into first position:
In 5th place is @F1onNBCSports for this hilarious gif summary of the race, just in case anyone missed it:
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:
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?
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:
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:
…and here’s the original gif:
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??