2012 F1 season review
The Caption Competitions were a new addition to the site this year and they proved very popular.
We had two dozen different pictures on the site and thousands of amusing suggestions for captions. Here’s my pick of the best and who thought them up. Look out for more on the site next year.
Jenson Button, BAR, 2004
Fernando Alonso, Stefano Domenicali, Wrooom
“Fernando, use the best of your hair, we know how big it is.”
Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Valencia
“So Kimi, what are your comments about the test?”
“I was quickest.”
Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Ferrari F2012 launch
Massa: “Er, I think Lewis already crashed into this one.”
Pedro de la Rosa, Luis Perez-Sala, Jerez
“I say old chum, I seem to have misplaced my pipe.”
Jarno Trulli, Flavio Briatore, Renault, Suzuka, 2002
“Flavio look, I’m Spiderman!”
“I know. You’re hanging by a single thread.”
Cardboard Red Bull RB8
Red Bull have announced the next up-and-coming talent to join their young driver development programme.
Nico Rosberg, Michael Schumacher, Mercedes W03 launch
Apparently Mercedes’ engineers did not give their two drivers the memo about the new nose.
Dani Clos, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Pedro de la Rosa, Narain Karthikeyan, HRT
Radio 5 Live snaps four potential assistant commentators for 2013
Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Melbourne
“No matter how hard we try to find somewhere private it always feels like Lewis is right behind us.”
Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Melbourne
“Tenner on Alonso leading after Malaysia?”
“Oh come on, don’t be ridiculous!”
Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Sepang
You see Felipe, I am not only faster than you but I also have more followers!
Frank Williams, Bernie Ecclestone, Barcelona
Bernie: “Bring out the 70-candle birthday cake from the garage!”
Jenson Button, Gary Paffett, Brands Hatch
“This is where your mirrors are, you might want to check them in Canada this year.”
Sir Stirling Moss, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2009
“If I ever break my leg falling down a lift shaft, I want crutches like these!”
Bernie Ecclestone, Felipe Massa, Valencia
Bernie: “I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times – Tamara is off the market!”
Alex Brown (@Splittimes)
Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hungaroring
“Urgh, smells like team spirit.”
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Hockenheim
Nico got the wrong idea when Ross Brawn said that they weren’t achieving their goals on a regular basis.
David Coulthard, Weehawken police
“Sorry to bother you, Mr Coulthard. Someone mentioned doughnuts and we thought we’d better check it out.”
Michael Schumacher, Mercedes
I am still number one among the over-forty-years-old in F1. In your face, Pedro!
Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren
Hamilton: “You reckon Mercedes are going to have a championship-winning car next season?”
Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Lego Ferrari F150° Italia, Singapore
Massa: “I don’t care if I have to stay behind Fernando. I’ll never Lego of my Ferrari seat.”
Christian Horner, Sebastian Vettel, Valencia
“I’ve downloaded McLaren’s new MP4-27 app… oh, it’s stopped working.”
Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Buddh International Circuit
“I guess I should have chased Dietrich Mateschitz for his autograph when I was ten.”
Over to you
Do you have a favourite caption? Or would you like to suggest an alternative for one of them? Have your say in the comments.
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