The best of the 2012 Caption Competition winners

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

Jenson Button, Autosport International, 2004

BARber
@Calum

Fernando Alonso, Stefano Domenicali, Wrooom

Fernando Alonso, Stefano Domenicali, Wrooom, 2012

“Fernando, use the best of your hair, we know how big it is.”
@Dan-Thorn

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Valencia

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Valencia, 2012

“So Kimi, what are your comments about the test?”
“I was quickest.”

Saiesh

Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Ferrari F2012 launch

Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Ferrari F2012 launch, 2012

Massa: “Er, I think Lewis already crashed into this one.”
@Robk23

Pedro de la Rosa, Luis Perez-Sala, Jerez

Pedro de la Rosa, Luis Perez-Sala, Jerez, 2012

“I say old chum, I seem to have misplaced my pipe.”
@Ajokay

Jarno Trulli, Flavio Briatore, Renault, Suzuka, 2002

Jarno Trulli, Flavio Briatore, Renault, Suzuka, 2002

“Flavio look, I’m Spiderman!”
“I know. You’re hanging by a single thread.”

@Renner

Cardboard Red Bull RB8

Cardboard Red Bull RB8

Red Bull have announced the next up-and-coming talent to join their young driver development programme.
@Ivz

Nico Rosberg, Michael Schumacher, Mercedes W03 launch

Nico Rosberg, Michael Schumacher, Mercedes W03 launch, Barcelona, 2012

Apparently Mercedes? engineers did not give their two drivers the memo about the new nose.
@Plutoniumhunter

Dani Clos, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Pedro de la Rosa, Narain Karthikeyan, HRT

Dani Clos, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Pedro de la Rosa, Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, 2012

Radio 5 Live snaps four potential assistant commentators for 2013
Tom (@Iwishiworkedformclaren)

Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Melbourne

Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Melbourne, 2012

“No matter how hard we try to find somewhere private it always feels like Lewis is right behind us.”
Ben Stone

Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Melbourne

Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Melbourne, 2012

“Tenner on Alonso leading after Malaysia?”
“Oh come on, don?t be ridiculous!”

@Tom-L

Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Sepang

Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Sepang, 2012

You see Felipe, I am not only faster than you but I also have more followers!
@Alexf1man

Frank Williams, Bernie Ecclestone, Barcelona

Frank Williams, Bernie Ecclestone, Barcelona, 2012

Bernie: “Bring out the 70-candle birthday cake from the garage!”
Don Navarro

Jenson Button, Gary Paffett, Brands Hatch

Jenson Button, Gary Paffett, Brands Hatch, 2012

“This is where your mirrors are, you might want to check them in Canada this year.”
Jay_au (@Jay)

Sir Stirling Moss, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2009

Sir Stirling Moss, 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

“If I ever break my leg falling down a lift shaft, I want crutches like these!”
@Bullfrog

Bernie Ecclestone, Felipe Massa, Valencia

Bernie Ecclestone, Felipe Massa, Valencia, 2012

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

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2012

“Urgh, smells like team spirit.”
Oase

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Hockenheim

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Hockenheim, 2012

Nico got the wrong idea when Ross Brawn said that they weren?t achieving their goals on a regular basis.
@MahavirShah

David Coulthard, Weehawken police

David Coulthard, Weehawken police, 2012

“Sorry to bother you, Mr Coulthard. Someone mentioned doughnuts and we thought we?d better check it out.”
@Red-Andy

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, 2012

I am still number one among the over-forty-years-old in F1. In your face, Pedro!
Sumedh

Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren

Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 2012

Hamilton: “You reckon Mercedes are going to have a championship-winning car next season?”
Boris (@Bozdee)

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

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

Massa: “I don?t care if I have to stay behind Fernando. I?ll never Lego of my Ferrari seat.”
@TommyB89

Christian Horner, Sebastian Vettel, Valencia

Christian Horner, Sebastian Vettel, Valencia, 2012

“I?ve downloaded McLaren?s new MP4-27 app… oh, it?s stopped working.”
@Tommyb89

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Buddh International Circuit

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Buddh International Circuit, 2012

“I guess I should have chased Dietrich Mateschitz for his autograph when I was ten.”
FormulaLes

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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22 comments on The best of the 2012 Caption Competition winners

  1. lordhesketh (@lordhesketh) said on 23rd December 2012, 14:07

    Given the approximate timing of the first photo, I always imagined this was Jenson looking for his Williams contract.

  2. icemangrins (@icemangrins) said on 23rd December 2012, 23:00

    great time reading all of them.

    Massa: “Er, I think Lewis already crashed into this one.” IS THE BEST in this list….@Robk23 good one

  3. sumedh said on 26th December 2012, 11:27

    The caption competition was the best new addition to 2012. Closely followed by the top 10 pictures of every race weekend.
    Keith, what new features are you introducing in 2013?

  4. Alex Brown (@splittimes) said on 30th December 2012, 22:08

    Alternative for Massa and Mr B:

    Felipe: That’s a nice watch, Bernie.

  5. Mariano (@mariano) said on 31st December 2012, 17:50

    I loved all the caption competitions. I really enjoyed them through 2012. Thanks!

  6. hunocsi (@hunocsi) said on 30th March 2013, 12:03

    Webber’s one got a better meaning now!

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