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. The driver’s superhero names, from left to right:
    The Iceman
    Deer Boy
    The Spanish Samurai
    Free minutes when you top-up man

  2. Bernoldi didn’t care about the wins, he was th only one going to see the new Harry Potter film, Black Sunday’s, Orange Wednesdays…

  3. Bernoldi:”The future’s bright, the future’s…just orange for me…”

  4. “I think that’s Bernoldi who is the most promising of these young men.” Helmut Marko (2001)

    1. That ironically was true statement of Helmut Marko!

  5. Bernoldi feeling a “little” intimidated by the others,
    compensates with a big smile.

  6. One would annoy his team over the radio
    One would annoy a deer
    One would annoy Coutlhart at Monaco
    And the other one would annoy Schumacher, McLaren, Piquet, Massa and lots of F1 fans around the world.

    1. he he : best one so far !!!

  7. Come 2012, Bernoldi will be the one having the least to smile about.

  8. LOL at Alonso.

  9. Simon Cowell reveals the four people that didn’t make it in to One Direction.

  10. Exactly 12 years later,
    1) another driver will make a move from Sauber to Mclaren like Kimi did.
    2) There will still be a hot-headed South American at Williams.
    3) There will be a driver who started after Alonso in Minardi and will win more championships than Alonso :P
    4) Neither Bernoldi nor Arrows will be in F1

    1. Real perfect combined thought !!!

  11. vuelve kowalsky
    12th January 2013, 15:27

    kimi, jee, i can’t wait to get to the motorhome, i can’t take this pr stuff.
    montoya, i am so hungry, whre is the closest mcdonalds?
    alonso, i am faster than all of them, i hope the know that, or we’ll have problems.
    bernoldi, with this car, i can only be a mobile chicane, i hope the big guns notice.

  12. Formula One Direction

    1. Alternatively; Formula One Direction sings ‘Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy’.

  13. Three future greats… and Enrique Bernoldi.

  14. That’s a smile of a winner. Oh wait…

  15. “Sorting Gigantic Earplug, choose the one who’ll waste his talent the most”

  16. “One of these drivers is not like the others,
    One of these drivers just doesn’t belong,
    Can you tell which driver is not like the others
    By the time I finish my song?”

  17. Bernoldi: “Guys can we do this photo in 5 minutes, I’m so excited I seem to have wet myself.”

  18. hey Kimi, who is this chubby standing between us?

  19. I almost look like a ninja, except for the white part… let’s try the Samurai now

  20. Alonso: “This is embarrassing … I’m the only rookie without the support of a major sponsor”.

    1. ‘This is rrrridiculous’ would have been more appropriate to Alonso, methinks!

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