Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso, Yas Marina, 2017

Caption Competition 141: Santa Hartley

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The 2017 F1 season is over, the festive period is on its way, and Brendon Hartley is already getting in the mood.

Can you come up with the best caption for this picture? Post your funniest suggestion in the comments below.

A selection of the best will feature in a future edition of the F1 Fanatic Round-up.

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  • 51 comments on “Caption Competition 141: Santa Hartley”

    1. I waited for years to get into F1

    2. Brendon Santa hopes to give away all the grid places he collected.

      1. Sundar Srinivas Harish
        2nd December 2017, 13:37


      2. This has got to be the winner

      3. Excellent!

    3. HO HO HO! Robert, you get an F1 seat! Marcus, so do you! And naughty Kevin, a bag of coal for you!

    4. Hartley doesn’t quite know what to do after he is assigned secret Santa to Kvyat for the Toro Rosso Christmas celebrations.

    5. Hartley, looking forward to 2025 season, still waiting for Honda engines to become reliable.

      1. Bored of the Wings!!!

    6. OmarRoncal - Go Seb!!! (@)
      2nd December 2017, 13:04

      Ho Ho Horner can you get me a better car than what Frank gave me?

    7. Here’s Brendon Hartley doing his best Santa Hakkinen impersonation.

      1. I still remember the autosport caption: “Mika the streaker in festive mood.”

    8. Brendon Hartley got completely the wrong idea when he was told to dress up to try and steal a sponsor from Ferrari at the SANTAnDEER event

    9. “Seriously, Hasegawa-elf? Rudolph’s nose has failed!?”

    10. After switching the sleighs deers for Honda power, Santa hopes there’s a Claus in his contract.

    11. Yong Brendon regrets allowing the Honda legal team assure him his performance Claus will protect his best interests.

    12. Its 2045 and Brendon is still waiting for power from the Honda engine.

    13. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
      2nd December 2017, 16:23

      Hartley had been sure to include a reliability Clause

    14. “I’d enjoy this job a lot more if the guy before me hadn’t already used up our year’s allocation of reindeer…”

    15. “Hmmm … I’m Secret Santa to Kimi’s two children and Lewis … and I’ve got two red presents and a blue present … which present should I give to Lewis?”.

    16. After looking at his 2018 Toro Rosso contract, Brendon realized he needed a part time job as a department store santa to make ends meet.

    17. “Will this mature look get me a seat at a top team (and away from Honda power)?”

    18. “Christmas in London … Paris … or New Zealand?”.

    19. Parents at the Christmas party were upset with Brendon after he handed out cans of Red Bull to their children.

    20. A Toro Rosso driver waits patiently for a seat at Red Bull.

    21. No Honda engine pleeeeaassse ! Can’t I use the reindeer like every other santa?

    22. Hartley’s vow to not shave untill he had a reliable engine appeared to have backfired…

    23. Toro Rosso’s newest recruit is a little older than their usual demographic…

    24. GP2 engine? Nope, reindeer-powered.

    25. With the Halo increasing the center of gravity, Toro Rosso engineers had to make some compromises in helmet design for 2018.

    26. Brendon has been given the task of telling Santa that the FIA said all Open Sleighs have to be fitted with a Halo.

    27. Brendon sits down in frustration after his plan to get rid of his 2018 Honda engines by presenting these to the teams as a disguised Santa Clause failed.

    28. Hartley is really a dieahard caption competition host.

    29. Santa: Ho ho ho, what do you mean I can’t hang my jacket on the coat hanger you fitted to the sleigh, it’s a coat hanger isn’t it?

    30. Brendon’s reaction when he realizes Helmut gets to sit in his lap 1st.

    31. Brendon was stripped of his Red Jacket after Santa found the Halo on the sleigh stopped him from cracking the whip that makes the reindeer fly.

    32. @We need more beards in F1, the pits look like a walrus colony.

    33. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
      3rd December 2017, 0:39

      See…. I told you all I was a boy!

    34. Ok which Santa’s little helpers should I pick.

    35. Now do I look old enough for Martini branding?

    36. Well, anyone would have thought the Alfa Romeo people would notice the white with some red on top. That sure saubered me up real quick!

    37. When I were a lad drivers were real men. Not these driverless things that race now…..

    38. Helmut Marko was not joking when he said Brandon’s 2018 car would be like driving a sled.

    39. ‘Christmas is cancelled this year, all the elves have been redeployed to japan to work on the 2018 Honda engine’

    40. The things I have to do to get a f1 seat

    41. Santa Hartley’s reaction after being told the team needed to use a twelfth reindeer this season.

    42. Does this beard make me look fat?

    43. Brendon: It was a good thing they did not mention about me wearing a turkey costume. Otherwise, I would have become the main course.

    44. Brendon tried his best to wear traditional dress on his first visit to Abu Dhabi.

    45. “So many grid penalties that I have to start from North Pole”

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