Top 10 Funniest Tweets – Italian Grand Prix 2017

So. Italy. Where do we start?

We could talk about the washout that was qualifying yesterday, which saw some surprising results for provisional grid positions.

Or, Hamilton’s spectacular flying qualifying lap.

Or indeed the farce that is grid penalties which mixed up the grid to such an extent that even the flag bearing grid girls didn’t know where to stand!

grid chaos

But let’s not dwell on that, let’s move on to the race, which saw Lance Stroll become the youngest ever front row driver.

Aside from a few hair-raising moments and the *spoiler alert* inevitable retirements those 53 laps were a little tedious, but I had all your wonderful tweets to keep me entertained.

And there were some corkers this week, let me tell you, so I had a very difficult job whittling down the Top 10.

However, whittle them down I did, so here are this weeks Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Italian Grand Prix 2017:

In 10th place is @RenaultSportF1 commenting that Williams Racing seem to be upping their funny gif tweeting game, which, as we all know the champions of which are Renault!


In 9th place is @GvanderGarde for redesigning Honda’s logo for them following yet another disastrous race.


8th place goes to @F1fanboy2007 for designing Alonso’s new CD and adding an extra bonus track. Race fans will be pleased to know Alonso FM was in full swing during the race.


In 7th place is @RickyArdoF1 for, funnily enough, a tweet about a Honda failure. How unusual is that these days??


Just outside the top five in 6th place is @BadgerGP poking fun at Ferrari’s surprising lack of pace against Mercedes around Monza.


So, here we go with this week’s top 5. In 5th place is @TarasDemerson for his request to @MercedesAMGF1 to have one of the ninja turtles make an appearance at the US GP as an alternative to Donatella Versace, the well-known Italian female ninja turtle! Can you spot the difference though?


In 4th place is @Mark_Whitelegge for this tweet at the start of the race – it make me giggle – was the pink a reference to Ocon starting from 3rd and desperate to finish on the podium or just the fact it was the Italian Grand Prix? Answers on a postcard please.


3rd place goes to @TheOutsider_AMR as Daniel Ricciardo, aka ‘the honey badger’, decided to turn into the Trunchbull as he responded to his engineer’s information that Massa was up ahead and alone with the phrase: “I like ’em vulnerable!” – consider yourselves warned!!!


In 2nd place this week is a late entry from @WhenF1Was, which did make me giggle and remember when everyone watched the Eastenders Christmas Special. Following the retirement of both McLaren cars … again, will this be the scene at tomorrow’s meeting between Honda and McLaren?


However, this week’s worthy winner of the Italian Grand Prix Funniest Tweet, in 1st place is @F1archives for his ‘Fernando and the Engineers’ double LP album cover. I’d buy it!


Once again, some cracking entries and I really enjoy watching them all filter through my timeline during the race.

If you want to take part next race, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter, @Pitlane_Girl, or retweet a funny tweet but make sure you add @pitlane_girl to the retweet, so I see it.

The prize for winning is … absolutely nothing except kudos and bragging rights until the next race.

But I do run a championship throughout the season with each and every Top 5/10 winner receiving points like they do in the real race, which is fought for each and every bit as fiercely as the F1 WDC .

So, that wraps up the European F1 season, next up the night race in Singapore.



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Top 10 Funniest Tweets – Belgian Grand Prix 2017

Celebrating the return of Formula One after its summer break some things never change.

  1. There is ALWAYS as much online fun as there is on-track action
  2. Kimi FM and Alonso FM never fail to amuse – and boy, were they on full throttle today
  3. The Honda engine, unfortunately, still sucks!

**spoiler alert** For the army of Dutch fans who had travelled to see Max Verstappen race, they were left disappointed as his Renault engine let him down and he came to a halt trackside. Indeed, as Guido van der Garde pointed out in one of his tweets:

ver stopping 3

You do have to feel sorry for Max, that’s 6 DNFs in 12 races!

There was still plenty of on-track action courtesy of the Force India team mates who, yet again collided which resulted in the safety car being deployed.

And, both Alonso and Kimi reigned supreme with their outbursts over team radio.

All of which proved perfect fodder for some truly hilarious tweets. I’m sure I missed some corkers along the way as well. Next race, if you come across any funny tweets, make sure you retweet them to me, so I can pop them in the nomination lists.

As always, it was very difficult to cut all the tweets down to a Top 10, but cut it down to 10 I did. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen here are the Top 10 funniest tweets of the Belgian Grand Prix 2017…

In 10th place is @GvanderGarde with the view at Eau Rouge after Max and Alonso retired. Guess it was as good a place as any to watch the closing laps of the race!


9th place goes to @BaronVonClutch for this after Alonso had decried over team radio that he wanted to be left alone for the remainder of the race:


In 8th place is @thebuxtonblog questioning the stewards’ penalties. Kimi received as 10-second stop-go penalty for failing to slow for double yellow flags (coincidentally, the same penalty awarded to Vettel for playing bumper cars with Hamilton in Baku) and Perez/Ocon received no penalties for hitting each other, again and causing debris to go flying over the track:


In 7th place is current ‘Funniest Tweet Awards’ championship leader @TarasDemerson for this tweet about Alonso’s steering wheel display during part of the race:


In 6th place is @timwagner66 depicting Force India’s current team-mate strategy. We can assume, after hearing from the Force India pitwall during the race that things might change slightly going forward…


And your top 5 looks like this, in 5th place is @LastLapPodcast after hell froze over when Alonso overtook another car on the fastest part of the track:


4th place goes to the lovely @Grace_Wilko with Max Verstappen’s reaction whilst watching the end of the race only to see Ricciardo sneak through and pass Kimi and Bottas for 3rd place:


In 3rd place is everyone’s favourite Team twitter account @RenaultSportF1 as Jolyon Palmer went hunting for scalps in the form of Perez. Who doesn’t love a Star Wars meme?


Your runner-up in 2nd place is@TPSpencer88 for this truly hilarious gif of the Force India boys scrapping. I smell team orders going forward.


And this week’s winner, in 1st place is @wtf1official for an accurate report on how Verstappen feels his season is going so far:


Congratulations to everyone who made the Top 10, commiserations to those who didn’t, but believe me, it was a super difficult decision to make, and it doesn’t get any easier, you are all so brilliant.

Next stop is Monza – nearly rode a bicycle round there over the summer break. However, when I phoned up to book they were doing track repairs the day I wanted to go – must have been getting ready for an important race…

So, if you want to be in with a chance of making the Top 10 Funniest Tweets you know the drill:

  • Follow me on Twitter (@Pitlane_Girl)
  • I’ll follow back
  • During the race make sure you tweet lots of funny tweets
  • Or, retweet something you find funny

You win absolutely nothing but kudos and bragging rights until the next race.

For now it’s adieu to Belgium and ciao Italy…


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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.


9th place goes to @wtf1official following Kimi FM’s tirade about Paul di Resta and blue flags. Ouch!!


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!!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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


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.


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!


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!


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???


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


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.


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…


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.


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


3rd place goes to @StargateOracle for this response to Fake Charlie Whiting’s tweet about the Force India running a huge amount of rake!


In 2nd place, and this week’s runner-up is @TechnicallyRon for sharing the subtitles for the British Grand Prix …


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!!)


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:


But without further ado, here are this week’s Funniest Tweet Award winners:

In 5th place is @MattWhiteRacing for this explanation of tyres:


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)


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


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!)


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.


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:


…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??


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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:


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


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


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?


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.


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


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.


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


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..


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


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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