Kimi Raikkonen, Juan Pablo Montoya, Fernando Alonso, Enrique Bernoldi, Melbourne, 2001

Caption Competition 26: Rookies of 2001

Caption CompetitionPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen, Juan Pablo Montoya, Fernando Alonso, Enrique Bernoldi, Melbourne, 2001

Continuing our retro-themed Caption Competitions, today’s features the rookie class of 2001.

Future world champions Kimi Raikkonen (Sauber) and Fernando Alonso (Minardi) made their F1 debuts at Melbourne in 2001 along with Juan Pablo Montoya (Williams) and Enrique Bernoldi (Arrows).

It’s up to you to suggest the best comedy caption for this picture. Post your funniest suggestion in the comments and look out for my pick of the best in tomorrow’s round-up.

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136 comments on “Caption Competition 26: Rookies of 2001”

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  1. Alonso: “I can’t wait to get to Ferrari, Minardi can’t even afford to buy me a cap.”

    1. JimmyTheIllustratedBlindSolidSilverBeachStackapopolis III
      12th January 2013, 21:44

      It’s quite simple. Champion retired champion fired.

  2. “How do you feel making your F1 debut Kimi?”
    “It’s okay.”

  3. Juri Kantonen
    12th January 2013, 10:24

    Kimi: “So be it. Motor racing.”

  4. Photographer: “give us a smile please Kimi”

    Kimi: “yes, yes, yes you don’t have keep telling me”

  5. “Boys, twelve years from now, you’ll have three World Championships and an Indianapolis 500 win between you. You’ll have fifty-six race wins, fifty-one pole positions and will have scored over twelve hundred World Championship points. But only one of you will have dated Anna Kournikova.”

      1. She’s a Russian tennis player who was famous around the time this photo was taken.

        1. No, i mean who dated Kournikova? I’ve heard of her :)

          1. None of them dated her. The joke works because Enrique Bernoldi achieved nothing in Formula 1, but dating Anna Kournikova is presented as being a greater achievement than anything and everything else Raikkonen, Montoya and Alonso have done.

            It’s not funny when you have to explain the joke, though.

          2. If none of them actually dated her, what’s the joke?

    1. I think this caption is the best even without the last line.

      What a year 2001 was from a rookie standpoint… A truly astonishing class.

    2. Umm, some other Enqiue, a singer with the surname Iglesias dated Kournikova. Not this Enrique.

      1. Go back up and read my other posts. Whether or not any of them actually dated Kournikova is not the point of the joke.

        1. I think the joke just isn’t funny buddy. Keep trying though, I laugh at the rubbish one’s as much or more as I enjoy the good one’s hahaha @prisoner-monkeys

    3. @prisoner-monkeys: more like
      “Boys, twelve years from now, you’ll have three World Championships and an Indianapolis 500 win between you. You’ll have fifty-six race wins, fifty-one pole positions and will have scored over twelve hundred World Championship points. And then there’s Enrique Bernoldi.”

  6. BradandCoffee
    12th January 2013, 10:30

    All rise for the German and Italian national anthems.

    1. Haha great!

  7. “And now,for their first ever appearance,we present to you The New Kids Of The Grid”

  8. Kimi: “… so maybe deciding to sew my name onto my overalls after last night’s drinks wasn’t such a good idea.”

    1. Love this one.

  9. “Juan, tell us about these giant earplugs you’re using.”
    Montoya: “What?”

  10. Chris (@tophercheese21)
    12th January 2013, 10:56

    “… and from left to right, we have the emotional scale of a racing driver, and yes, that is Kimi’s happy face… Coincidentally it’s also his laughing face, angry face, boredom face, smug face, and his guilty face.”

  11. After much consideration they decided that Westlife needed an overhaul of members…

  12. Bernoldi’s future was not quite as bright as his race suit suggested…

  13. Achievements from left to right:
    19 wins-1 WDC, 11 wins-1 Indy 500 win, 30 wins-2 WDC, eeeeeeerrrrrr

    1. Annoying the hell out of David Coulthard.

      1. overtaking michael schumacher at sepang. he was an alright driver. But ron dennis told him he would never drive in f1 again. and didnt

  14. The planned casting for Reservoir Dogs, The Sequel goes awry when the directors decide to cast a Fernando Alonso as, Mr Black.

  15. Montoya : I bet these two guys standing beside me won’t last long.Bernoldi should be fine though.

  16. “And Schumacher comes up to take the free kick…”

    1. Haha, like it.

    2. LOL, totally unrelated but so funny!

  17. Drop Valencia!
    12th January 2013, 11:21

    …three of them clearly have the focus to be future race winners…. but this Alonso chap didn’t even remember his cap…

  18. Fantastic achievements from these young drivers. We have Kimi who has multiple wins and a World Champion. Juan Pablo Montoya, multiple race wins, including an Indianpolis 500 victory. Fernando Alonso, multiple race wins and a double World Champion. And last but not least Enrique Bernoldi, a man with 200 free extra minutes on his Orange phone contract.

    1. OMG!! hahahhahahaha this has got to be it!!!

    2. Brilliant

    3. Perfect
      !!!

  19. Red Bull: We have enough money to sponsor two new drivers this year. So we’ve gone with Kimi Raikkonen and Enrique Bernoldi. Juan Pablo Montoya and Fernando Alonso don’t look anything special to us.

  20. Drop Valencia!
    12th January 2013, 11:34

    Rookie driver thoughts 2001 –

    KR:ZZZZZ
    JPM:Don’t touch me or I’ll kill you!
    FA: No drive next year, no prospects in Minardi, hope they see how big I am…
    EB: Who am I again?

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