Nelson Piquet Jnr, Giancarlo Fisichella, Renault, Mexico City, 2007

Caption Competition 55: Mexico

Caption CompetitionPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Nelson Piquet Jnr, Giancarlo Fisichella, Renault, Mexico City, 2007

Formula One is finally heading back to Mexico, which hasn’t held a round of the world championship since 1992.

F1 teams have visited there since then, however, such as when Renault took Nelson Piquet Jnr and Giancarlo Fisichella there in 2007, resulting in this caption-worthy picture.

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91 comments on “Caption Competition 55: Mexico”

  1. Alberto Alcobé
    2nd August 2014, 13:48

    I think this is not my helmet…

  2. “We’re totally not cringING.”

  3. Grrrrrrr ING go… who’s bright idea was this?

    1. +1 ! Ahahahaaaaaaa

  4. Alonso launches his new pasta sauce range entitled: ‘Crashy crashy in wall help me win race reggae-reggae sombrero sauce’.

    1. Lol, just realised that is not Alonso. I need glasses!!

  5. Alonso wins as Piquet parks on track, causing safety car

  6. Nelson: “In six years time, they won’t need me to be crashING – as they’ll have F1’s very own bulldozer” Fernando: “Grosjean or Maldonado?” Nelson: “BOTH” Fernando: “Impossible”

  7. I told you we should have brought the chihuahua, Giancarlo, now we’ll never blend in.

  8. Piquet Jr to team: I need a few bean burritos
    Team to Piquet Jr: Only if you crash first

  9. Fisi: Hurry up guys! I wanna go to India!

  10. This picture foreshadows Crashgate. NPJr is near a spoiler, and willing to wear different hats for the team.

    1. well-played!

  11. Chris (@tophercheese21)
    2nd August 2014, 14:15

    Fisichella: “Don’t worry Nelson. Singapore was Nacho fault.”

    1. Nelson: “I don’t want to taco bout it.”

      1. FIA: “I see this upsets you Nelson, Lettuce discuss this further”

      2. Cole Pfeiffer
        3rd August 2014, 1:10

        Nelson: My wife… cheese still not over it.

        1. Fisichella: I’m sure she’ll get over it by tomato

  12. Having seen news reports about the dangers of Mexico’s notorious drug cartels, Nelson made sure that his helmet was placed in a strategic position…

  13. Fisichella launches his new range of Mexican soft drink entitled: Fisi-Cola

  14. ‘This vehicle is protected by two camouflaged amigos’.

  15. Ah, the Mexicans…can’t pave worth a darn, but boy will they have the best trophy on the circuit.

    1. Nelson: Let’s see Hamilton complain about this trophy.

      A TeamLH supporter.

  16. Or,
    ‘WARNING: This vehicle is protected by two camouflaged amigos’.

  17. Nelson Piquet Jr.: “Hope Mexico track has some tough walls.”

  18. Nelson Piquet Jr: I thought the whole point in this trip was for me to practice my crashing?

  19. Piquet Jr: “No way i’m going to do something as stupid as this again in the future.”
    Fisichella: “Are you sure?”
    Piquet Jr: “Positive, i rather crash and burn”

  20. Nelson: I hope we won’t have to wear these on the podium…
    Giancarlo: I very highly doubt you’ll be gettING there…

    1. Ha, imagine if Pirelli did actually give sombreros on the podium like the cowboy hats in Texas, that would be cool.

  21. NPJr: Didn’t Mr Briatore tell us there was going to be a big crowd today??
    GF: Nah, Flavio told us the Mexicans only like Formula 1 cars that aren’t damaged

    1. Are* not aren’t. Autocorrect

  22. Force Mexico
    (the car looks like a Force India)

  23. NP: That kerb behind us looks too high
    GF: Yes and was it Bernies idea to to put rumble strips on the circuit ?

  24. The Renault drivers show off their new helmets.

  25. Neil (@neilosjames)
    2nd August 2014, 17:41

    Nelson’s audition for The Full Monty 2 didn’t go down well.

  26. Fisi: “You see the pavement? Made out of concrete. It can end your career if you crash into it on the track.”

  27. Nelson – “These new helmets are not going to help the aerodynamics… I could crash!”

  28. ¡Hola amigos! Do you Juan to play rrrrough!!

  29. Maybe if we wear these hats we will blend in and all the homeless in Mexico City and TCO’s won’t rob us and hold us for ransom

    1. your comment is full of ignorance and racism. but above all, it is not funny

  30. Piquet: “How many days to we have to spend doing this ??” Fisi: “Just the Juan ….”

  31. Bernie: “So, we could run the track through here.. a cobbled section.. and the drivers could wear sombreros…”
    Bernie says ‘wear a sombrero’ :P

  32. Renault’s visit to Mexico to try out a new racing helmet design turned out to be a waste of time.

  33. “Just grin and bear it, Nelson. You’ll be lucky if this is the worst thing Flavio tells you to do.”

  34. Bernie says ”Think before you wear sombreros”

    1. Not bad hahaha!

  35. Paul (@frankjaeger)
    2nd August 2014, 19:08

    “Can’t believe they made us wear these hats, how humiliating. They didn’t even let me use my own”

  36. Chris Lawson
    2nd August 2014, 19:17

    “Giancarlo, Nelson – Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Andale!”

  37. Mexican hat function
    (geek joke)

  38. Nobody had the nerve to tell Vijay that pizzas are Italian, not Mexican.

  39. Nelson: If we had a street race here, Alonso wouldn’t win even if I crashed!

  40. Cheers to Mexico’s, cough, cough,Flavio’s return to F1!

  41. wearing those sombreros was only the second worst team order in Renault history

  42. Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Andale!”

  43. Use of statue vital in Renaults attempt at record for longest running Mexican wave.

  44. Sean N (@sean-p-newmanlive-co-uk)
    2nd August 2014, 22:03

    We’ve covered the car in aero devices… now the drivers heads!

  45. Sean N (@sean-p-newmanlive-co-uk)
    2nd August 2014, 22:09

    We wanted to display the car by Nelson’s Column originally. Be he said his wasn’t as impressive as this one.

  46. AMR (@aiera-music)
    2nd August 2014, 23:34

    “These hats feel like a really dull afterthought…”
    “You mean like the ING livery?”

  47. Paul (@frankjaeger)
    2nd August 2014, 23:37

    This is so humiliating, they made us wear THESE sombreros! We look like fools…Who do they think we are? Speedy Gonzales?!

    My sombrero would have been much better.

    1. Nelson Piquet Jnr: “Call me Speedy Gonzales!”
      Giancarlo Fisichella: “Nope, just Gonzales.”

  48. Zain Siddiqui (@powerslidepowerslide)
    3rd August 2014, 0:01

    In hopes of improving “the spectacle” of Formula One, the FIA has approved several sombreros as suitable substitutes for the infinitely more effective and safe carbon fiber helmets used currently.

  49. Flavio without a job, reunites the 2007 Renault team for a world wide tour. Their quest, to take the best travel photos wherever they go, with work as good as this, Flav convinces Bernie that the working group to spice up F1 is a bad idea.

  50. Fisichella: “That trophy behind us is a little too big to fit into Alonso’s suitcase!”

    Nelson: “Flavio told me a fun fact, that if A fully fuelled Formula one car hits it on lap 13, it will shatter into conveniently sized pieces to take home”

  51. Piquet and Fisichella were less than thrilled with having to man Renault’s remote display area at the Mexico City Auto Show.

  52. Aditya (@adityafakhri)
    3rd August 2014, 1:12

    Two Mexican driver are welcoming F1 back. The sombrero says it all.

  53. Flavio’s driver selection for Crashgate started with a strange “Who faints first” contest

  54. Watch out Nelson! The golden angel isn’t in a good mood…

  55. Los Pollos Hermanos confirm to be Mexican GP main sponsor.

  56. Renault soon realized they had taken the search of more downforce a bit to far. FIA declares new helmet design as a movable aerodynamic device and therefore illegal.

  57. “Why are we wearing these ridiculous, irrelevant hats which border on an insensitive, tasteless stereotype of the people we’re trying to attract to the race?”

    “Some fat headed old billionaire thinks it’s a good idea.”

  58. FisichellaWe probably aren’t goi to drive here, so no winning here
    Piquet:No, but the car feels like we run on these cobble stones everywhere, so we aren’t going to win anywhere

  59. Fisichella: “Flav said there would be pizza!”

    Nelson “He asked me to “fix it!”

  60. Renault were really beginning to regret taking on Old El Paso as their main sponsor…

  61. Piquet: Do you think, our fans are thinking we’re Mexican elfs.
    Fisichella: Ha, ha…no they think we’re hiding our elfING ears.

  62. “We look a right pair of helmets in these”

  63. Carlos Slim Helu: “The great thing about the Mexican GP is that all these silly stereotypes about Mexico will be put to rest.”

  64. We have our own wings, Red Bull.

  65. In other news: FIA has finally given up on the idea of using standing restarts in order to improve the show. Instead all drivers must wear sombreros.

  66. Cool trophy huh!

  67. Fisi and Nelsinho attempt to smooth the waters after the furore over Richard Hammond’s Mexican comments.

  68. “La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha, I think I’ll drive into a wall…”

  69. Catered Ham
    4th August 2014, 7:40

    Hola. i am Juan Carlo Fisichella and this is mi amigo “Choque” Barrera Picante.

  70. Helmets??? We don’t need no stinking helmets…

  71. Badges? We don’t need no stinkING badges!

  72. Michael Harris
    6th August 2014, 7:36

    The launch was supposed to be at Nelson’s Column but Giancarlo thought that a sombrero would give better protection against the pigeons than a knotted handkerchief.

  73. Giancarlo and Nelson demonstrate their new aero efficient helmets before the FIA declare them an illegal means of gaining extra downforce.

  74. Renault unveils their radical dual fuel car that via a fitting in the driver’s seat allows for several seconds of boost depending on how much Mexican food the driver consumed before the race.

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