Caption Competition 22: Alonso, Massa and Lego

Caption CompetitionPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Lego Ferrari F150??? Italia, Singapore, 2012

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa got to play with a life-sized Lego F1 car ahead of the build-up to the Singapore Grand Prix.

It took 16 people ten days to assemble the car, based on the last year’s Ferrari F150??? Italia, using hundreds of thousands of Lego pieces.

Earlier this week Ferrari confirmed Massa will remain Alonso’s team mate in 2013.

Can you think of a good caption for the picture above? Post your funniest suggestion in the comments.

As usual a pick of the best will feature in the daily round-up.

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Image ?? Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo

124 comments on “Caption Competition 22: Alonso, Massa and Lego”

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  1. Massa: at least the tyers will last longer

  2. leggo get the championship

  3. When do Pirelli make their new Lego wheels?

  4. Bob (@bobthevulcan)
    20th October 2012, 11:23

    Scuderia Ferrari – at the forefront of “exotic materials” research.

  5. The drivers thought it was so lifelike they thought they could hear Murray Walker shouting “Lego, Lego, Lego!”

    That’s a poor effort! :p

  6. On a serious note, I wonder how close that would get to a real F1 car if you put it in a wind tunnel? It’s the right shape but made of the wrong materials (and not entirely smooth)… does that mean it makes twice the drag? Ten times? Almost exactly the same?

    As far as a caption goes:

    “Alonso reveals the secret of the Ferraris’ reliability: an astounding new material as solid as a house, as light as carbon fibre, and as versatile as Play-doh. Yours for just £5 a set at your local Toy-R-Us.”

    1. Actually according to an experiment the Mythbusters ran it could even have less drag than the real thing. I say that because F1 cars have enormous amounts of drag and the lego pieces could create a golfball like effect. That is obviously just talking about smooth vs rough surface and not taking into account any unmodeled parts as well as air not getting through the car.

      1. davidnotcoulthard
        20th October 2012, 15:14

        …Except that the pieces have bumps, not holes.

      2. I think a Lego f1 car would have lower drag than the real thing. That’s because practically all the drag an F1 car generates is induced by the lift it generates (an F1 car actually has a higher drag coefficient than a truck). The lego could reduce the lift, and thus the drag.

  7. I give you Ferrari’s new cost-cutting solution.

    1. that’s funny mate!

  8. Alonso: That’s the car for Ferrari’s cartoon ”sintonizzato” (tuned in Italian).

  9. Massa (grinning): So this is the 2014 car you’ll be sharing with Vettel then

  10. Alonso: “Felipe do you want to give this lego seat a try?”

  11. “Ferrari seemed pretty impressed that someone could build such life-like versions of both Alonso and Massa out of lego and sit them in the F2012.”

    “With Red Bull now cornering the energy drinks market, and doing remarkably well in the pinnacle of motorsport, Ferrari have turned their attention to getting a head-start in the toy industry.”

  12. “This is ridiculous”

  13. “You’re a bit too close to Fernando,” Smedley said it, not me :)

  14. Ferrari once again going for the more radical approach to their 2013 car.

  15. Raceovski (@only-wheels-and-horses)
    20th October 2012, 12:27

    Ferrari family (i.e Luca di Montezemolo) : Both of you can’t have the same toy. Massa quit bothering your brother!

  16. Fernando: Your car is also nice, Felipe, but I’ll stick with mine.

  17. thatscienceguy
    20th October 2012, 12:27

    After months of speculation and rumour the pieces fall into place and Massa gets another Ferrari drive.

  18. The biggest tire manufacturer in the world makes Pirelli tires……

  19. Fernando: “Lucky I wasn’t driving this thing in Spa…”

  20. Mère Çaidaisse
    20th October 2012, 12:39

    Here are Fernando Alegonso and Felipe Massofbricks !

    1. Massofbricks :P I like that one!

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