Oh. My. God! What a race!
Did you all enjoy that?
For the third race running we’ve been treated to an absolute blinder, and this time we had the added bonus of rain.
For anyone who thinks F1 is boring, it was a case of the German Grand Prix saying:
Hockenheim 2019 will certainly go down in the history books as one of the best. And, if this is to be the last German Grand Prix, for a while at least, it certainly went out with a bang! (In some cases, literally)
So, the race.
Wet start, behind the safety car on tyres that no one has used this year, at all, what could possibly go wrong? After several formation laps, we were, thankfully, treated to a standing start, and as the lights went out there were a few hesitant starters on the grid, including second place Verstappen, who went backwards … but not for long, as it turned out.
A drying track, more safety cars, cars on slicks, cars on inters and one barrier that clearly had a magnetic attraction to the cars, judging by the number of cars that hit it, made for a thrilling 2 hours of full-on racing for F1 fans everywhere, who spent most of the race, like this:
There were also a plethora of funny tweets, I seriously had trouble keeping up. So thank you, to everyone who tagged me and sorry if I missed any.
One gallon of tea later, I felt refreshed and ready to judge this week’s tweets. So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards fof the German Grand Prix 2019:
@iGPManager with this tweet revealing what Hockenheim will be used for after this season …
@craig_wollard with everyone’s reaction when Ferrari FINALLY made a good strategy call …
@Charliebartman with live footage from the Mercedes garage as Hamilton’s pit crew desperately fumble to change his front wing and tyres following his brush with ‘that’ barrier. (In their defence, the turn in question was the one before the pit entry, so Hamilton came straight in, giving them little warning)
@RJoseRazoJr with everyone’s reaction when they see the top 3 after the umpteenth safety car. Racing Point certainly brought their strategy A game to Hockenheim.
@drummerJoshG with live footage from the Safety Car driver’s office. He certainly had a busy day today …
@TarasDemerson as Daniel Ricciardo purred along, before he came to a smoking halt.
@Senna58DW with live footage as Hulk smashed into ‘that’ barrier, making it a double DNF for the yellow team today.
And as if it was bad enough for Mercedes, with Hamilton’s spin and subsequent disastrous pit-spot, did @Jontys_Corner put the tweeter’s curse on Bottas? Who a few minutes later, spun and crashed out leaving Mercedes bereft of a points haul.
@timwagner66 with onboard footage from Vettel’s car. With Vettel having started from 20th position and Leclerc crashing out, who would have thought in the last dying laps of the race, Vettel would come to the rescue and nab 2nd place?
@XKitekid with the real reason behind all those cars crashing out at Turn 16 … now we know …
So, there you have it. The top 10 funniest tweets for this week’s race.
I hope you liked them. Now it’s your turn.
Let me know which one of these was your favourite. Or did you find another tweet on twitter that was funnier?
What did you think of the race today?
Leave me a comment below, right now.
The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back next Sunday after the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Taking part is simple.
Follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl), tweet something funny during the race, i.e., from lights out to the chequered flag, don’t forget to ‘@’ me or I may miss it. Then cross your fingers I choose it.
You win nothing but kudos and bragging rights until the next race. However, you do also score points (as per the F1 WDC) and all these points are tallied up, with an overall champion being declared after the final race in Abu Dhabi.
Til next week.