Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards - Bahrain Grand Prix 2020
This week: Bottas stars in new film, Ferrari car manual revealed, Vettel drinking game, kangaroos & it was a case of drop and roll for Stroll
That was a tough race, wasn't it?
An absolutely horrific crash on the opening lap saw Grosjean's car crash into the barriers and burst into flames. Thankfully, he managed to clamber out of the flames and according to latest FIA report, was conscious at all times and has been taken to hospital for evaluation.
An hour and a half later, the lights went out again under the dark desert sky and by the end of the first lap we had a safety car. Lance Stroll hit one of the kerbs, his car launched itself into the air and Lance found himself dangling upside down on the track.
Finally, on lap 9 we managed to get the first full lap of racing, without incident.
From then on, the race was a little bit dull. There were flashes of excitement as Sainz overtook Leclerc (at least twice), the Renault pair jostling for position and George Russell keeping Sebastian Vettel at bay. (Now who'd have thought that would be a sentence I'd be writing this year?)
Three laps before the end, Perez's Racing Point decided to start smoking and came to a halt at the side of the track, meaning the race finished under the safety car.
Not too many entries on the Funniest Tweets this week, but I have cobbled together a top 10. So without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Bahrain Grand Prix 2020:
@tarasdemerson for bringing our attention to yet another great name combination ... almost as good as BUT GRO PER ...
@FormulaUno summing up Bottas's race in one tweet, where, after a disastrous start which saw him slide down to p6, an equally bad restart saw him pick up a puncture, pit and spend the majority of the race out of the points before managing to climb to the heady heights of P9.
@timwagner66 with live onboard footage of Ricciardo's car during the first part of the race.
@AlphaSpookster with a sneak-peak at Ferrari's car manual for this year's car!
@MotorsportWeek playing the Vettel spins drinking game ...
@reg_666 with live footage of Max Verstappen's car as he complained it was jumping around like a kangaroo...
@Rone11e with an accurate description of the Halo's day at the office today.
@CharlieBartman with unseen, live onboard footage of the fight between the Renaults.
@andersonglenn05 with live footage of Kvyat at the beginning of the race.
This week's winner is @TomThe MadHatter with live footage of Stroll extricating himself from his upside-down Racing Point ... as you do ...
And that's it for this week. Hopefully some of these made you laugh. Let me know in the comments which ones were your favourites.
The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back next week after the next Bahrain GP.