Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards - Russian Grand Prix 2021

This week: TV direction misses the action, wrecking balls, Bambi on Ice, strategy goes wrong & fans hold their breath as the rain begins falls

Oh my goodness me, talk about the agony and the ecstasy.

The elation of a maiden pole yesterday for Lando Norris turned into agony. As the weather turned, he and the team made the wrong decision to stay out, and he saw his first win, which had been in his grasp, slip away as he slid around the track.

For Hamilton, it was the opposite. An unusual mistake in qualifying (bumping the wall on the entry to the pitlane in Q3) saw him qualify in P4, and then being swallowed up at the start of the race saw him running P7, trying desperately to clear Danny Ric. Some good team strategy, clear air, and the rain saw him take the chequered flag first, and his 100th win.

That aside, it was an action-packed race. Just a shame tv director missed most of the great stuff, so we had to do with watching the replays ๐Ÿ™„

Verstappen drove the proverbial nuts off his Red Bull and was on for 5th, when the rain and a few mistakes helped him to grab 2nd. Bottas finished 5th, despite the strategic engine penalty to try and keep Verstappen behind him. And George Russell finished in the points.

And while I was keeping one eye on the on-track action, the other eye was scrolling through my Twitter notifications. With the race over and a well-needed cup of tea, I have judged this week's entries.

So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Russian Grand Prix 2021:

10th place

@TomTheMadHatter with a live shot of all F1 fans during the last few laps of that race

9th place

@FvB2309 with unseen footage of the cars driving around the track towards the end of the race

8th place

@reg_666 with footage of the tussle between Latifi and Giovanazzi early on in the race ...

7th place

@TarasDemerson with onbaord footage with Stroll as he squeezes out his team-mate and then slides off track into the wall

6th place

@beer_mat_movies with an unheard Red Bull radio message as Perez emerged after his slow pitstop, on track ahead of his team-mate

5th place

@timwagner66 with footage of Bottas trying to keep Verstappen behind him ...

4th place

@PodiumPositions with live footage from the tv director's room ...

3rd place

@RyanJoseRazoJr with live onboard footage from Lando's car early in the race as he was leading, happily driving along on medium tyres ...

2nd place

@AlphaSpookster with unseen onboard footage from Alonso as he took the run off at Turn 2 on lap 1 and passed a few cars ... (I saw that and wondered how he had got away with not actually being made to hand places back ... anyone?)

1st place

@Jontys_Corner with footage from F1 fans everywhere when Lando lost the lead on those last couple of laps ...

And there you have it. This week's assortment of tweets. As always, let me know which one(s) are your favourites in the comments below.

The Funniest Tweet Awards will be back in a fortnight when the F1 circus rolls into Instanbul for the Turkish Grand Prix.

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Comments (13)

  • The director was out to lunch this race. Thank God for replays! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Youโ€™ve got an army of people and you donโ€™t have a few people out in certain parts of the track?! When I saw Norris barely get around that corner, everyone mustโ€™ve known itโ€™ll be raining even harder in that section 2nd time aroundโ€ฆ ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ I know it was barely 3 laps to go but canโ€™t beat Mother Nature. Thatโ€™s where a bit of inexperience comes in. Yes, I wouldโ€™ve loved to have seen him finish 1st, but alasโ€ฆ

    I felt for LeClarc too. He was up there together with Sainz but he made the same mistake Norris did. Live and learn. At least Sainz finished 3rd. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    We go into the next race with barely 2pts between the leaders. Letโ€™s hope that new power plant pays off. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

      1 month ago
    • Totally agree about Lando. Such a shame, but yes, it's something he'll learn from. He'll get his first win very soon.

      It's going to be very close this season, that for sure ...

        1 month ago
  • 2nd Place on your list wins it for me, especially as that's exactly what he then went and did ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      1 month ago
  • Oh yeah, what the hell was Bottas up to? One job, hold up Max. Whatโ€™s the one thing he didnโ€™t do? Hold up Max!

    It looked like he moved out of the way

      1 month ago
    • I don't know. Maybe he's a little bit miffed at being moved to one side to make way for George, so is taking the stance of "What are they going to do? Fire me!"

      He did make it rather easy for Max though ...

        30 days ago
  • Amazing race yet again!

      1 month ago
  • 8,4&2 win for me, but they are all good

    Exciting race, lots going on, but whoever set up the cameras needs punching very hard! Some of the worst coverage of a race Iโ€™ve ever seen, and Iโ€™ve been watching F1 since the late 60โ€™s

      1 month ago