In a race where the Championship title would, more than likely, be decided who would have thought *spoiler alert* that the two leading players would end up at the back of the grid after the first lap.
71 laps then followed of them trying to move up through the field. Vettel desperate to reach 2nd, whilst Lewis only needed to reach 9 to be sure of becoming World Champion for the 4th time.
With this drama playing out, we also had a Greek tragedy unfolding as Renault engines were dying quicker than the cast members in Les Miserables.
All of which, of course, made for probably the best bunch of hilariously funny tweets this season.
So, without further ado, let's get the champagne corks popping for this week's Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards:
@SkyF1Insider for the first of two tweets with this image following a misunderstanding of Hartley's radio communication that he had a leak
@El85 for showing us Vettel's mentor following a couple of 'could be considered' dubious overtaking tactics
@wtf1official for posing this question whilst Ocon was running in 4th for the majority of the race until Vettel overtook
@timwagner66 for this tweet following Hulkenberg's precise instructions on how to extract himself from his stricken Renault
@LastLapPodcast for a sneaky peek into Mercedes' strategy plan after the slight mishap on Lap 1 that left Lewis plum last
@dibhayles after Vettel was told he was 23 seconds behind Raikonnen for 3rd place, his reaction? 'Mamma Mia' or maybe he was just auditioning for Mamma Mia 2?
@TarasDemerson for an accurate depiction of Hulk getting out of his Renault, which had a critical electrical fault!
@mrjakehumphrey with THAT picture clearly showing that new boy on the grid Brendon Hartley had had one Red Bull too many, or was just helping put out his engine fire!
As we leave Mexico, the fat lady has indeed sung. The curtain has come down on this year's driver's world championship and Lewis Hamilton has joined the 4-times winner's club.
But, there are still 2 races left and the Funniest Tweet Awards Championships are still all to play for.
We'll be back in Brazil in 2 weeks time ready to go with some more funny tweets.
If you want to have a go the rules are simple:
- Follow me on Twitter (@pitlane_girl) - I'll follow back
- Tweet your funniest tweets during the race (that's from lights out to the chequered flag)
- OR Retweet a funny tweet, but tag me in the post
- I decide the top 10
- You win kudos and bragging rights until the next race - and score points on the leaderboard
In the meantime, I'm off to dust off my Barry Manilow album, put on my showgirl outfit, add some yellow feathers to my hair, don my dancing shoes and do the samba - after all I am Lola, I am that showgirl!
Til next time. xx