Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019

This week: Plan C (again), papaya and banana smoothie, treadmills, zorbing, a double stack fail and an uncanny sixth sense

1y ago

Let's face it, that was not the most exciting race of the year.

In fact, it ensured the race ended with a whimper instead of a bang.

The biggest bang came from the spectacular fireworks that were set off at the end of the race.

That's not to say the race didn't have it's moments. It did, one or two, but that was it.

In fact, as @drummerJoshG noted:

Aside from the few on-track moments, the main talking points of the race were:

Ferrari's significant discrepancy between declared and actual fuel levels in Leclerc's car. This Technical Directive (TD) was flagged before lights out, but the stewards are only just looking at it now, after the race.

And, a DRS problem that meant that for the first 16 laps of the race DRS was not available. There were so many funny tweets about that, I have decided to run a final special edition of the year dedicated to that issue.

But back to the funny tweets, of which there were many.

After a much-needed cup to tea, to wake me up, I have deliberated and judged this week's entries, and here are the top 10 Funniest Tweets for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019:

10th place

@ThePinkStig with an accurate description of the relationship between what the tyre graphics on screen say, and the real-life situation.

9th place

@TarasDemerson with live onboard footage from Verstappen's car after his pit stop. Apparently something was wrong with the car, however this didn't stop him closing the gap to Leclerc and steaming passed.

8th place

@XKitekid with a replay of Giovanazzi passing Kubica, which resulted in some damage to Kubica's car.

7th place

@RJoseRazoJr with live footage of the "Battle for Midfield" ... food fight!!!!

6th place

@robwattsf1 with live scenes from the Medio room in Abu Dhabi as journalists access their 'highlights' folder in an attempt to write up their race reports.

5th place

@bbcf1 with an interesting question? My theory is, that having exhausted all 26 letters of the alphabet this year on plans that failed to materialise, Ferrari are starting again at 'A'. What do you think?

4th place

@timwagner66 with live onboard footage from Verstappen's car, as Max is told his car can't be fixed...

3rd place

@zigzagoog with live scenes from the pitlane as Ferrari attempt a double stack pit stop. As you can see, it didn't quite go as planned.

2nd place

@Jontys_Corner with live footage from Verstappen's car as he senses the Ferraris may make a second pit stop.

1st place

@jamesmaytrainer with live scenes from the Ferrari strategy room as they hit the button to adopt their strategy for the day.

But that's not all folks!

Keep your eyes peeled for a 'DRS' special edition, hitting the internet very soon.

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Comments (3)

  • Oh I really like the double stack too lol

      1 year ago
  • Some good ones to finish the season with.

    I think the tyre video was better than some of the others.

    But it’s your blog and it’s what appeals to you most that wins, not what we think.

      1 year ago
    • Glad you like them. It's really difficult to get them down to 10, I could easily have a top 20 or even 30 ... but I don't want to overdo it ;-) I liked the double stack too.

        1 year ago