Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards - Portuguese Grand Prix 2021

This week: Toto channels Ted Hastings, Alonso channels his inner Rocketman, whilst Perez gets Tangoed! Wind, unicorns and 65/66 incident-free laps

6w ago

Third race of the season and I think we can all agree that it wasn't the most exciting of races.

It had a few moments; Kimi's first lap incident, Daniel Ricciardo's climb up the order, Alonso channelling his inner Rocketman and the top 3 jostling for position.

But, compared to the last two races, it won't go down in the history books as an 'edge-of-your-seat' type of race.

That said, there were still funny tweets a plenty filling my notifications. And after a cup of tea (to wake myself up more than anything), I have judged this week's entries.

So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweets for the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix:

10th place

@pgillett2017 with live onboard action from one of this year's Rookies, two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso, as he prepares to overtake his next victim - the wily old fox that he is ...

9th place

@itsthatginga with action shots of the race conditions on the roller-coaster track that is Portimao.

8th place

@stargateoracle with the real reason for Kimi's first lap retirement!

7th place

@ThePinkStig with live footage from the Haas pitwall as they try to get Mazepin to move out of the way of Sergio Perez, who was trying to lap him. Unfortunately, in the end, he received a time penalty for ignoring five blue flags.

6th place

@ymcofficial with an unseen look at the fight between Ocon and Sainz for P8. It was a real case of cat and mouse (or bird!)

5th place

@FvB2309 visualising the commentator's curse played out at the end of the first lap!

4th place

@AlphaSpookster with unseen video footage of Norris overtaking Perez. "You know when you've been tangoed!" (if you know, you know!)

3rd place

@timwagner66 with live onboard footage of Bottas as Max Verstappen overtook him following his pitstop.

2nd place

@TomTheMadHatter with live footage of Verstappen entering the pitlane and slamming on the brakes.

1st place

@JackieF1Nut with live footage from the Mercedes garage just before Toto Wolff gets on the radio to chivvy Bottas along ...

... and there you have it. This week's Top 10 Funniest Tweets. Let me know in the comments which one(s) was/were your favourite(s).

The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back next week as F1 moves to Spain.

In the meantime, have a great week. I shall be clocking up many more miles for my 500 mile challenge (68 miles left to go!)


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Comments (16)

  • Indeed, some of these tweets are gold! 👏🏻

    The race was another Hamilton show. There was probably 3 or 4 laps with some action. Otherwise, parade laps. Hopefully the upcoming race will be plagued with some surprises.

    Also, good luck with your worthy cause. My Mum suffers from this as well. This week is pay week, so I’ll see about sending some funds your way. 👍🏻😉

      1 month ago
    • It was a bit of a parade wasn't it. We have been spoiled with the first 2 races, but hopefully we'll get some more action in Spain ;-)

      And thank you. It's a horrid disease isn't it?

        1 month ago
    • Indeed, we can't expect all the races to be full of crazy surprises. When there's no weather involved, just expect the usual Hamilton result. ;-)

      Also, it's a very horrid disease. There are days where my Mum can barely walk. Especially...

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        1 month ago
  • I think some of these tweets were more entertaining than the race - it's normally Spain that's the dull one (you're going to need more than tea for that one....) Good luck with your challenge, should have it done by the end of the week..

      1 month ago
    • It was rather dull, wasn't it ;-)

      Oh goodness, I was hoping Spain might prove a tad more thrilling, but I shall have cake and tea on standby.

      And thank you, I reckon I should have it finished in about 10 days, so middle of May, and 1 whole month...

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        1 month ago
    • It would be a welcome change to the usual if Spain were entertaining for a change...

        1 month ago
  • Another great set of tweets😂

      1 month ago
  • 9 and 4 for me this week.

    Not as exciting as the last two races, but then they can’t all be like that.

    Bottas did enough to give Lewis a decent lead.

    He really does look out of his depth at times though and held Lewis and Max up quite badly. It shows the gulf in ability between them

      1 month ago
    • We have been spoiled, so we were due a dull-ish race. Hopefully next week will be more exciting, although I'm not holding my breath for Monaco.

      Bottas does have flashes of good driving, but sadly not enough to make any sort of...

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        1 month ago
    • You’re welcome.

      The race wasn’t boring, there was plenty going on. It just wasn’t exciting as the previous two races.

      Mazepin, instead of crashing, likes to ignore blue flags and doesn’t check his mirrors. If it wasn’t for the money he...

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        1 month ago