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
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:
@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 ...
@itsthatginga with action shots of the race conditions on the roller-coaster track that is Portimao.
@stargateoracle with the real reason for Kimi's first lap retirement!
@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.
@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!)
@FvB2309 visualising the commentator's curse played out at the end of the first lap!
@AlphaSpookster with unseen video footage of Norris overtaking Perez. "You know when you've been tangoed!" (if you know, you know!)
@timwagner66 with live onboard footage of Bottas as Max Verstappen overtook him following his pitstop.
@TomTheMadHatter with live footage of Verstappen entering the pitlane and slamming on the brakes.
@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!)