It’s May bank holiday weekend, which can only mean one thing, it’s ‘Monaco baby’.
The most glamorous grand prix of the season. Where the grid sees a coming together of all the beautiful people and celebrities, even though they know nothing about Formula 1 and insist on wishing all the ‘players’ luck!!!
Aside from the glamour, the race itself is somewhat of a procession with a distinct lack of overtaking.
However, today’s race had many people on the edge of their seats courtesy of the Red Bull sandwich. We had Max Verstappen weaving his way through the field after starting at the back, his warnings over the radio from his engineer to keep overtakes clean (referencing his ‘unnecessary’ visit into the barriers at the end of FP3). At the other end of the field, pole-sitter, Daniel Ricciardo reported a loss of power about a third of the way through the race. Everyone had everything crossed that he made it to the end to take the win, after being denied in 2016.
Whilst this was going on, we also had Williams having a pretty rotten day of things, moaning drivers and the obligatory crash, which thankfully didn’t result in a safety car.
And of course, there was also all your funny tweets. When a race is slightly on the dull side, funny tweets make it all worthwhile.
We have an honorary mention this week courtesy of @MigginsMotorsport who made the observation that some of the Williams pit crew might have been enjoying the hospitality a little bit too much …
But, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Monaco Grand Prix 2018:
In 10th place is @CarlyAKing for an accurate description of what the majority of today’s race was actually about…
9th place goes to @MercedesAMGF1 getting frustrated with the lack of overtaking opportunities in the traffic in Monaco, especially when the car in front is slower than you.
In 8th place is @chainbearf1 with a sneaky peek at the officials getting ready for the podium after that win by Daniel Ricciardo.
In 7th place is @AeternoVeloce for this tweet showing the struggle Mercedes seemed to be having with the ultrasoft tyres this weekend
6th place goes to @GvanderGarde for this tweet after Alonso retired…
In 5th place is @thef1life_ for what was going through Alonso’s mind as he parked his stricken McLaren in a side road after losing power …
4th place is @LastLapPodcast after Sirotkin was handed a 10-second stop-go penalty for not having his wheels on the car by the 5 minute warning before the race (then he was investigated for his engineers working on his car during the penalty, no further action warranted as they weren’t)
3rd place goes to @f1trackchat for the scene in Vettel’s car after hearing that Ricciardo had a problem …
In 2nd place is @LBraking for this tweet of Lance Stroll throwing everything out of his pram. He was having a bad afternoon and did nothing but moan over the radio (he wasn’t the only one, I hasten to add)
This week’s winner, in 1st place is 2016 Funniest Tweet Awards champion @BadgerGP with live footage from inside Daniel Ricciardo’s cockpit showing how he was still leading the race, despite that power problem!
So, there you have it, this week’s Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards.
After a fairly uneventful race, we move on to Canada in two weeks time and another chance to take part in the Funniest Tweet Awards championship.
The rules are very simple, simply follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl) and make sure you tweet funny tweets between lights out and the chequered flag . I then choose the top funniest ones that appear in my timeline.
You win nothing but bragging rights and kudos until the next race.
See you in Canada 😉
PS. as requested I’ve tried to pop the original tweets (with gifs) into the blog, hope they work!!!