Caption Competition 13: Bernie and Sir Frank

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It was a dramatic weekend for Sir Frank Williams in Barcelona.

Pastor Maldonado scored Williams’ first win in eight years – but all at the team were fortunate to escape a fire which broke out in their garage after the race.

Before all that there were belated birthday celebrations for the team’s founder, who turned 70 in April.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone was among those who joined in the party. What did he have to say to Sir Frank? That’s up to you to decide in today’s Caption Competition.

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79 comments on “Caption Competition 13: Bernie and Sir Frank”

  1. Frank Williams – “Any chance we can get on the board for the flotation Bernie?”
    Bernie Eccleston – “I know it’s your birthday Frank, but I’m not giving you that big a present”.

  2. When you turn 70, microphones are needed for anyone trying to talk to you.

  3. @knitewhosaysnee
    19th May 2012, 12:14

    Bernie: So it turns out that Frank had chilli for lunch and the fire was caused by a stray fart.

  4. Bernie: Bring out the 70 candle birthday cake from the garage!

    1. So cruel & so good!

    2. Good effort!

  5. Bernie: And the next thing I knew, Frank was rolling down the hill with Compo and Nora Batty running behind him, and Ken Tyrrel slinking off into the bushes with that dolled up blonde bird.

  6. Bernie Beat-Boxing to the delight of Sir Frank

  7. Bernie ‘Frank, you’ll love this one… It’s called Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash…’

  8. @knitewhosaysnee
    19th May 2012, 12:18

    Bernie: Our investigation has shown that the heat from 70 candles CAN start an F1 car.

    Frank: hehe

  9. I will order them to give only you again the “broader temp range tires” next race too.

  10. ‘i said a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie to the hip hop hoppa……’

  11. and now ladies and gents we will auction off this fine young gentelman, ill start the bidding at 1000 dollars

    1. Classic. My favourite :)

    2. haha perfect :D

  12. Frank is suprised that Bernie still has to stand on a box to be taller for interviews…..Bernie quickly bans below the waist photos.

  13. the post race karaoke competition only was ever going to have one winner

  14. No matter how old you are..
    Making fart noises on a microphone is ALWAYS hilarious

  15. Bernie ” my gift to you was sucking fuel out that mclaren when they werent looking, so what you going to give me on my birthday?”
    Frank “Ha Ha, if I can find me a tornado it will be a one way ticket to Oz to meet the family”

  16. “I’ll send you my bill for making the speach later, Frank.”

  17. “Come on then. Own up. Who drew the c**k and balls on the wall behind me.”

  18. BE:- (Mumbles) ..where’s my match?
    FW:- What was that Bernie?
    BE:- Eurr eurr.. I said.. NOBODY CAN MATCH!! Nobody can match you Francis!

    1. lol..maximum senility

  19. “Happy Birthday shorty!”

  20. Ha ha…nobody will know that I took the battery out of the mike and hid it in the fuse panel.

  21. The fire in the Williams garage wasn’t an accident. Someone started the fire to save everybody from Bernie’s singing.

  22. Bernie: Boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats…
    Frank: Ha, it’s funny because goblins eat both of those.

  23. Ok Frank…… don’t get fired up with what i am about to say….

  24. Bernie: ‘I’m older than you, confirm that you understood this message…’

  25. Bernie decides that it would be a good idea to wish Frank a happy birthday by performing Elvis Presley’s “Trouble” during a karaoke competition.

  26. “And I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that”

  27. We have sorted Hamilton and I’ve had a word with Stefano about strategy so as long as Pasta can keep it on the island……. Happy Birthday!!!!

  28. ‘Frank don’t know to take a hint! He even let the guy negotiate for them… But he will be sorry for the next 70 years!’

  29. “I know what you’re thinking Frank; did he have 6 firelighters or only 5? So what you’ve got to ask yourself is: do I feel lucky?”

  30. Frank: “I said we wouldn’t let any w*nkers into the team regardless of how much money they had, but we’ve made an exception today.”

    1. I think we have a winner @spirals !

  31. Bernie: “I’m the firestarter, twisted firestarter!”

  32. Shake that!
    Every race they’re shuffling
    Shuffling shuffling

  33. Frank and Bernie preparing for appearing on Britains Got Talent next year as a singer/beatboxer combo

  34. Bernie stands next to Frank Williams to make himself look taller.

  35. kowalsky is back
    19th May 2012, 15:47

    bernie: 70 candles are a lot, so be careful frank, i don’t want to start a fire in the pit area.
    frank: nonesense bernie, remember that you are not always right.
    bernie: I hope you are right.

  36. ” Taller than you Frankie “….

  37. Mike the bike Schumacher (@mike-the-bike-schumacher)
    19th May 2012, 16:19

    Bernie: ‘I’m even older than you!’

  38. Mike the bike Schumacher (@mike-the-bike-schumacher)
    19th May 2012, 16:21

    Bernie: ‘Want a race victory as a present? we can make up some excuse about the tyres or something’

  39. Just put the birthday candles next to the kers station…

  40. Bernie: Finally I feel like I am above someone..

  41. Bernie: ‘Did you ever know that you’re my hero and everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath my wings.’

  42. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
    “If happy little bluebirds fly
    Beyond the rainbow
    Why, oh, why …can’t… I?”
    ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

  43. Hey! Frank is that 70″ inches high or 70 years old???

  44. Bernie : “You may be younger than me but you ‘re shorter.”

  45. Sir Frank’s pleasantness in the company of Ecclestone lifts lid on happy pills addiction.

  46. Bernie: Pffffffffff…

    Frank: rofl

  47. Bernie: ….and later on we have some fireworks ready for you.

  48. “Hey Frank what the does that Karaoke machine say”

  49. matthewf1 (@)
    19th May 2012, 20:50

    ‘Remember what it was like to be 70, Bernie?’

  50. “Damn! I’m actually taller than someone else!”…

  51. Chris (@limitedslip)
    19th May 2012, 21:47

    No, seriously, your garage is on fire!

  52. “Peter Piper pinched a pint of petrol putting Pastor on Pole. Try saying that when you’re p***ed, Frank!”

  53. Frank: I’m a bit out of shot, do you have a booster cushion?

    Berni: Maybe you should sit on my wallet?

  54. BE: Ok seriously who has farted……..own up people or I will fine you.

    Fw: ^_^ (not saying a word!)

  55. It is finally the right time to tell you Frank, that I am madly in love with you

    1. very gay but very funny

  56. F.Williams ‘Who’s the midget with the microphone?’
    On being told who it is….
    F.Williams ‘Your right, he does look like a second hand car dealer doesn’t he’

  57. “NO Sir Frank I’m not joking, the Concorde agreement says I get 75% of your gifts”

  58. 70 years have take their toll on Professor X and Magneto…

  59. Yesterday we found out that Frank’s cake caused the fire.

  60. BE: “I’ve arranged a birthday surprise for you, but you’ll have to wait till Sunday to see what it is…” *wink*

  61. Frank do you have to have your babi in the garage !

  62. “Behind my back I have an extra birthday present, courtesy of Lewis Hamilton – a litre of petrol…”

  63. Bernie: So I just blow into it like this?
    Frank: Aha, I told you I could make him do it.

  64. dysthanasiac (@)
    20th May 2012, 19:14

    I can’t decide between:

    “All the b!#&@*$ in the house say, ho!”


    “I did it myyyyy waaaay.”

  65. Frank: … we couldnt get much higher
    Bernie: Come on baby, light my fire!

  66. Frank looked at the sky bemused by Bernie’s announcement of how many races he has planned for the 2014 season.

  67. Let me make you the sound of that Williams again …

  68. “Frank you’ve just won the spanish grand prix you don’t need to start a fire to be on tv”.

  69. While Bernie laid down a dirty beat, Frank tore it up with some sick rhymes!

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