After three rather exciting races, Barcelona proved to be a bit of a damp squib. It certainly won’t go down in the history books as a nail-biter.
Aside from the turn 3 crash instigated by Grosjean flooring the throttle, spinning back onto the track, creating a fog wall and collecting the unfortunate Hulkenberg and Gasly very little happened.
There were a few good overtakes, the obligatory Max playing bumper cars moment and a rather dodgy Ferrari pit-stop, but that was about it.
Of course, after the Grosjean crash my Twitter timeline was inundated with hilarious tweets and memes on the subject and the more boring the race the more funny tweets there seem to be.
This week was no exception.
First off an honorary mention to @RenaultSportF1 for their reply to Haas F1 following THAT lap one Grosjean crash:
But here are this week’s tweets that made it into the Top 10 Funniest Tweets:
In 10th place is @tasha_dragonfly for this depiction of the sea of Carlos Sainz fans in the stands
9th place goes to @LBraking showing Grosjean following that lap one crash and smoke screen
8th place goes to @charlie_whiting as Alonso debates his tyre change strategy for this race. After getting back to the pits with only 2 wheels in Baku, can he manage it with just 1?
In 7th place is @IndycarUK for this tweet following Hamilton’s radio communication about the threat of rain …
In 6th place @timwagner66 for a behind the scenes look at Ferrari’s strategists following Vettel’s ‘unnecessary’ pit stop under the virtual safety car, leading to him losing his podium place to Verstappen
5th place goes to @chainbearf1 for this tweet about Christian Horner’s mood following the first round of pit stops, when Hamilton found himself in the middle of a Red Bull sandwich
In 4th place is @ymofficial following Max’s little bump into Stroll’s Williams leading to some damage to his front wing which subsequently fell off at the next corner and under the car of Sergio Perez
3rd place goes to @autosport showing how the marshalls get back to the pitlane after a crash
In 2nd place is @TomVanBael with some advice to Red Bull following yet another race where Max played bumper cars
This week’s worthy winner in 1st place is @dibhayles showing Grosjean’s epic failure at leaving the circuit following his lap one crash …
Thank you, as ever for tweeting such an enormous amount of funny stuff. It makes my decision ever more difficult each week.
The next round of the championship is in Monaco, so if you want to take part:
- Follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl)
- Tweet funny (relevant) stuff during the race, from lights out to the chequered flag