And now for something completely different.
It’s Sunday afternoon and, as a break from the story we’re all a bit sick of, here’s a selection of some of my favourite funny F1 moments – featuring Nigel Mansell, Mika Hakkinen, Michael Schumacher, and everyone’s favourite F1 comedy double act: Nelson Piquet and Eliseo Salazar.
James Hunt versus Patrick Depailler
After coming off worst in an overtaking move at Monte-Carlo, James Hunt squares off against a marshal and waits around on track to make his feelings clear to Patrick Depailler.
David Couthard and Roberto Moreno struggle with the pit lane entrance at Adelaide in 1995.
Nelson Piquet and Eliseo Salazar
Piquet throws kicks and punches at Salazar after being taken out of the lead of the 1982 German Grand Prix by the Chilean. I think the funniest part of this encounter was the part you didn’t see on television – Piquet nabbing the only car back to the pits, leaving Salazar to walk almost two miles…
Murray and Mansell 1
Famed British television commentator Murray Walker enquired too closely about Nigel Mansell’s head injury – by poking it with his finger.
Murray and Mansell 2
Mansell on cringe-worthy ’90s television show Noel’s House Party getting ‘gunged’.
The under-rated wit of Mika Hakkinen
For those of you with dried tastes in humour here’s the always understated Mika Hakkinen deflecting another dumb press conference question.
Eddie Irvine chucks water at Hakkinen mid-speech, causing the Finn to head of after him with a jugful. He returns with an empty jug…
A distracted Jean Alesi struggles to remember the name of the guy who just beat him. Presumably once Michael Schumacher nabbed his drive for 1996 Alesi didn’t have any trouble remembering him.
Got a favourite funny F1 video? Post a link below. Make sure it’s actually a funny one though and not just your least favourite driver crashing…
More F1 video
100 Greatest F1 Videos
- 100 Greatest F1 Videos Part I (100-91)
- 100 Greatest F1 Videos Part II (90-81)
- 100 Greatest F1 Videos Part III (80-71)
- 100 Greatest F1 Videos Part IV (70-61)
- 100 Greatest F1 Videos Part V (60-51)
- 100 Greatest F1 Videos Part VI (50-41)
- 100 Greatest F1 Videos Part VII (40-31)
- 100 Greatest F1 Videos Part VIII (30-21)
- 100 Greatest F1 Videos Part IX (20-11)
- 100 Greatest F1 Videos Part X (10-1)
Top 50 overtaking moves, 1976-2006