Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards - Italian Grand Prix 2020
This week: flying pigs, brake issues, Mercedes mistake, recovery truck troubles & a restart that doesn't see the usual suspects on the podium!!
At the beginning of the weekend, did anyone foresee what would happen during today's race?
Well, the fact that Ferrari were likely to have a stinker of a race was a foregone conclusion, but even so a double DNF at their home race!!!
But no one would have predicted that a race that started with Hamilton flying off into the distance would eventually after two safety cars see an Alpha Tauri, McLaren and a Racing Point on the podium.
To say it was an exciting race would be an understatement. Well OK it only really got exciting after the first safety car, but still it will certainly go down in the history books as one of the more exciting ones in the Mercedes-dominant era.
My Twitter timeline was a constant stream of tweets, and I have finally whittled nearly 200 entries down to a mere 10. I did need a couple of mugs of tea to settle my nerves following the race and give me the energy to get through the tweets.
So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards fot the 2020 Italian Grand Prix:
@Jontys_Corner with F1 fan reactions when we realise that following the red flag, the race will restart not behind the safety car, but a full standing restart. When was the last time that happened? (I have no idea, if you know please let me know in the comments, thanks)
@micky_h76 with a suggestion for what Ferrari should really do with this season's car. Is this possibly the worst season Ferrari have ever had? If not, where would you rate it?
@RJoseRazoJr with live footage from the Stewards' room as they look for more incidents to investigate. They were certainly kept very busy this afternoon.
@MichaelGierula with proof that pigs were indeed flying over Monza this afternoon, as two Italian cars led the race following the restart ... just not the two Italian cars you would expect, but rather an Alpha Tauri and an Alfa Romeo.
@astweetedbyRP echoing the sentiments of all F1 fans, especially those who may have dozed off during the early stages of the race.
@timwagner66 with onboard footage from Hamilton's car at the start of the race as he spots that Sainz and Norris are the cars in P2 and P3, after Bottas and Verstappen chose reverse gear as the lights went out and slipped down the order.
@KellieHitch29 with unseen footage of the crane trying to lift Leclerc's stricken Ferrari from the gravel trap so it could be transported back to the pitlane.
@stargateoracle with footage of F1 fans as they realise that an Italian team actually won the Italian Grand Prix.
@TarasDemerson with the real reason that Bottas went backwards as the lights went out.
@_DavidBroad_ with unseen footage of Vettel as his brakes failed and he smashed through the run-ff chicane, sending polystyrene flying.
And that concludes this week's Funniest Tweet Awards. I did have a really difficult job this week choosing just 10. If you want to see all of the ones in the list, have a look on my Twitter feed (@Pitlane_Girl), they're all there.
Which one(s) are your favourite? Let me know in the comments.
Until next week, take care.