Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Monaco, 2013

Caption Competition 31: Pirelli and Mercedes

Caption CompetitionPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Monaco, 2013

Mercedes are in hot water after their rivals discovered they conducted a 1,000km tyre test for Pirelli in secret ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg went on to win the next round of the championship in Monaco.

Submit your funniest caption suggestion for the picture above in the comments and a selection of the best will be chosen for tomorrow’s round-up.

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108 comments on “Caption Competition 31: Pirelli and Mercedes”

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  1. Some time in the future …

    FOR SALE – Mercedes AMG Petronas F1W04

    – “Look, that 2013 Merc is for sale”
    – “Yes, it’s got just over 1000kms on the clock”

  2. And here we have the new set of Pirelli’s the company has chosen in order to avoid any further controversy.

  3. This doesn’t look good…

  4. – Today is the most boring race of the year…
    – (Yawn). Sure.
    – Pirelli tyres don’t add spice to the race…
    – (Yawn). Sure.

  5. “Now that one looks like a winner..”
    “Which one? The Merc?”
    “No, the blonde on the yacht.”

  6. Those harder tyres seem to be doing the trick… hopefully no one will notice

    1. Good one!

  7. It’s alexf1man’s birthday on Tuesday? I had no idea! Spent the last two weeks going through the Mercedes test data…

  8. Jack (@jackisthestig)
    2nd June 2013, 10:30

    “Anywhere around here I can put a bet on, Ive got a feeling about them!”

  9. Jack (@jackisthestig)
    2nd June 2013, 10:45

    “Thats a nice watch Paul, is it new?” “Cheers, yeah Toto Wolf just gave uuh uum I mean I found it.”

  10. that’s new

  11. Hembery”See that boat over there, Toto Wolff gave it as a present for choosing mercedes to test in barcelona”

  12. “Didn’t think so many people would show up for our RC car race …”

  13. 1000km makes me tyred.

  14. Q. Do you think Lewis would rather be beaten or drive a bad car.

    A. Ask Michael, He was both and at the same time! Har har

  15. You think the teams are angry now, wait until they find out about Nico’s re-badged Michelins…

  16. “So it’s dinner at Mercedes headquarters next week is it?”

  17. Pirrelli man – “What the hell?!? Why is Mercedes running their 2011 challenger for this race?!?!”

    1. I like it.

  18. ANother one just for kicks..

    Caption – Mercedes’ two new recruits see their hard work paying off

  19. Pirelli engineers maintain a studied indifference as David Coulthard plays a montage of all his Monaco podiums against the wall of his hotel, off camera.

  20. Rupert Richardson
    2nd June 2013, 18:11

    Oh, no! The Red Bull guy’s spotted our new tyres on the Merc. Pretend it didn’t happen…

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