From a surprise retirement to some dodgy moves on the track, 2017 was not short of laughs. Enjoy the best of this year’s Caption Competition winners.
118: Rosberg in retirement
All season Lewis was suspicious of his new chief mechanic, but he could never quite put his finger on it.
119: Press conference
The mannequin challenge craze begins accidentally in the pre-race press conference
120: Bottas and Hamilton
“I don’t know Valtteri, Donald Trump just tweeted that you joining Mercedes is a total lie fabricated by the media.”
121: Ecclestone’s exit
“The time has come, execute Order 66.”
122: Ricciardo’s latest ‘Shoey’
As per his new year tradition, Coulthard was waiting for Hakkinen to finish first.
Steve Rogers (@Yossarian)
123: Perez’s plane
124: Bottas at Mercedes
“Here’s my set-up, Lewis.”
125: Bottas and Rosberg
Bottas: “How’s life after F1?”
Rosberg: “It’s just constant crying and toys being thrown out of the pram!”
Bottas: “So no different then?”
126: Ericsson’s many faces
After the Australia 2015 debacle, Ericsson was determined to give himself the best possible chance at the Sauber drive.
127: Hamilton and Vettel
“…And that’s how I overtake my Finn. How about yours?”
“Nah, he’s never in front…”
128: Vileneuve and Alonso
Villeneuve: “So the 500, eh?”
Alonso: “Yeah, didn’t have anything better to do that day anyway!”
98, 99, 100
Ready or not, here I come!
130: Alonso goes back to school
“So this is what a chequered flag looks like…”
Pat Ruadh (@Fullcoursecaution)
131: Four guys in a boat
Newey denies the distraction of working on the America’s Cup has affected the design of this year’s car.
132: Baku driving
“Honey, I think that red car just rear-ended us again.”
20 years after retiring, everyone is surprised that Alonso’s grandchildren are still being forced to serve his McLaren days’ grid penalties
134: Ricciardo in the cockpit
The spanner had been missing for about half an hour before Ricciardo found it
135: Stroll vs Vandoorne
Vandoorne and Stroll quietly draw out their game to avoid the awkwardness at the ping-pong table
136: Ericsson vs Wehrlein
Two-thirds of Sauber’s table tennis doubles team practice together
137: Verstappen’s army
“That little Brazilian guy said your hats look funny.”
Roth Man (@Rdotquestionmark)
138: Singapore marshals
The marshals’ sweepstakes team gambled big on a Ferrari DNF.
Taking Christian Horner’s advice after Singapore, Maurizio Arrivabene decided to get his eyes checked.
140: Whiting and Ericsson
“Charlie, my provider is saying I went over my data allowance! Please explain to them I didn’t gain a lasting advantage so shouldn’t be penalised.”
141: Santa Hartley
After switching the sleighs deers for Honda power, Santa hopes there’s a Claus in his contract.
142: Christmas at Red Bull
Daniil Kvyat receives his latest Christmas card
James Brickles (@Brickles)
Over to you
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