Caption Competition 14: Button and Paffett

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McLaren reserve driver Gary Paffett explains the finer points of handling a DTM Mercedes C-Class to Jenson Button.

The pair are pictured at Brands Hatch, where Paffett scored his second win from the first three races, giving him a 25-point lead in the championship from BMW’s Bruno Spengler.

Like Paffett, Button won the first round of his championship this year. But he has slipped back to seventh in the F1 points table.

It’s over to you to see who can supply the best caption for this picture.

A selection of the best will be featured in the daily round-up.

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106 comments on “Caption Competition 14: Button and Paffett”

  1. Seriously man, she was this big!

    1. aniweta okosi
      2nd June 2012, 11:11

      Whose the taller Lewis or Bernie?

  2. Paffett: “So I stood on the pit wall at Monaco and just dropped the pit board numbers as Lewis passed”

    1. That’s the first one of these that actually made me laugh out loud.
      Well done.

    2. hahahahaha quality!

    3. Great one, but sadly it doesn’t make sense because the Brands Hatch DTM weekend was before the Monaco GP.

      1. I know the timeline was a little out, but that’s what I saw!

  3. Recalling the Spitfire to stop those pesky Germans.

  4. This is where your mirrors are, you might want to check them in Canada this year.

    1. Brilliant. Winner right here

    2. Love it!

    3. winner :D

    4. brilliant! made me laugh out loud!

    5. outstanding!

    6. Hilarious!

    7. the best

  5. Whoa, Jenson this is not a big cake.

  6. Red Bull gives me wings, but I’d prefer it if they gave me a drive.

    1. Got my line, good one!

  7. Paffett- Looks like u need wiings this season!

  8. Paffett- see, i told you! My C-class is better than ur MP427!

  9. Monsters pitiful attempt to demonstrate a “Red Bull”.

  10. Jenson: That’s a very nice magic trick but you couldn’t pull an F1 drive out of a hat.

  11. Gary shows Jenson his best “Bernie the puppet master” impression

  12. …and once I got it out of the water, I realised it was a carper THIS big!

  13. Paffet: Me? Drinking? Never, just watch me walk this straight line….hic!

  14. Now THIS is what you call a winning pose!

  15. Matthew Woodhouse
    2nd June 2012, 11:29

    Spotted: Jenson Button seen enjoying a day out at Madame Tussauds…

  16. Parfett at a team owners meeting. “you are getting sleepy … You will offer me a drive. You will give me a bigger trailer than Jenson.”

  17. “So then I told Lewis, “Don’t push me, ‘cos I’m close to the edge!”

  18. And after thrace Webber just jumped in the pool like this.

  19. Gary Paffet shows Jenson Button how McLaren can improve their pit stops through the power of interpretive dance.

    1. Chris (@tophercheese21)
      3rd June 2012, 4:32

      Haha yes! Finally someone played the “Interpretive dance” card. Was waiting for that hehe.

  20. “I am now a corporate Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drone, I will do as I am told, and will say only what the team want me to say,”

    1. Perfect!!!!!

  21. Paffet:”Jenson this is the gap between u and lewis in the standings”

  22. GP: “Hey Presto, Hocus Pocus, Abra Kadabra!”
    JB: “What are you doing?”
    GP: “…There you go, your own DTM, Jense!”

  23. GP: “And so this is the part where the stick the needles in right?”
    JB: “Yeah.”
    GP: “And then someone else will feel it right?”
    JB: “Yeah… Right, that’s what it does.”

  24. Jenson : Gary, What are you doing???
    Gary : It’s called the Ketchup Song ! Neat right ?

  25. its a very fine line Jenson !! keep your balance and tread cautiously

  26. Paffett: I’ve been practising for the trapeze ever since you stole any hopes I had of a McLaren drive. Time for a career change to the circus!

  27. so you see Jenson, those are my top 4 and you’re not there yet :)

  28. I’m the master of puppets, you should try with your mechs …

  29. If you put your arms out like this it will improve your car balance, Jenson.

  30. “That’s pretty good Paffett, now lift up your other foot.”

  31. Button begins to look worried as Paffett starts to describe last nights antics…

  32. You really are the mclaren puppet aren’t you Gary?

    That’s why I got a drive in 2010 and you didn’t. Now get back in the simulator!

  33. Show me the money!!!!!

  34. Fernando Alonso: “I have it in writing from Jenson that if I am still leading the championship after Monaco, he and Gary will act out any scene from the movie of my choice. So, Jenson, Gary – let’s see the scene between Jack and Rose on the bow of the Titanic. Whenever you’re ready.”

  35. JB to GP: “See…if you had pockets your arms wouldn’t do that.”

    1. Martin Sonntag
      3rd June 2012, 6:38

      hahahah i like it

  36. FlyingLobster27
    2nd June 2012, 13:34

    Unseen interviewer: “So Jenson, which Mercedes team will be the first to win two races?”
    Gary butts in, raising arms triumphantly: “Easy, HWA!”

    1. Haha this is my winner :D

  37. Lewis Hamilton (Offshot): “I just want to tell you both, good luck we’re all counting on you”

  38. Button looks on in shock as Paffett adds actions to his favorite song: “I believe I can fly”

  39. Gary Paffett was seen doing a Mark Webber in Valencia impression during the Brands Hatch DTM race. Jenson Button was surprisingly impressed

  40. Girls, mate… girls everywhere!

  41. “and this is how you balance the car, jenson”

  42. Jenson Button on the new McLaren freeze ray: First Lewis in his pitstops, then Gary, then the world!!

  43. Hell of a night man. The boys and I dropped some acid and I swear I flew down to the shops to get some ciggies……..but when I got back, I’d forgotten the ciggies….:.

  44. Look Jenson.. I can walk on water!

  45. Paffet: One day all this will be mine.
    Button: Yeah right, pull the other one!

  46. “Behold Jenson, my incredible invisible falconry skills!”

  47. ‘Chillax Jenson, I’ll get the car up to speed again.’

  48. Gary: “See JB. In the Simulator there is a screen on either side, very cool, but there is no sound so i make them my self like this, BVVVVVVVVRRRB”

  49. Jenson: hmmmm… Really Gary?

  50. “Jenson, you need to reduce the gap to Lewis by about this much in Canada”

  51. kowalsky is back
    2nd June 2012, 17:39

    Paffett: silence please.
    what are you saying? paffett for president? No thanks i just need a competitive f1 seat next year.
    Di resta’s would be good enough.
    Button: I think hamilton’s seat will be up for grabs as well.
    Paffett: Yeah right.

  52. Hamilton’s head, this big do you think?


  53. “#All we heeeere is – Radio Ga Ga”

  54. Gary, I don’t care how bad it looks, just test it

  55. Puffet: THIS is balance, i dont kno why is so hard for u to find it.

  56. Due to a mysterious illness, no-one was there to fuel Hamilton’s car for qualifying. Someone needed to step up. Suddenly Gary Paffett shouts

    “Stand back guys, I got this!”

  57. Jenson: Gary, what’s the difference between this and the Mclaren
    Paffett: eh you know, it’s the BrrrRrrRRrrrrrR……

  58. Alex D (@thayerplay01)
    2nd June 2012, 19:25

    Unlike in your car, Jenson, I have cup holders here and here.

  59. “Have you ever ridden a Harley, Davidson? Oh, is that you…? I mean Button!”

  60. Matt (@agentmulder)
    2nd June 2012, 19:35

    Gary Paffet has finally been given a leading role within McLaren. He will star as zombie in the team’s rendition of “Thriller.”

  61. Paffett: “A DTM cockpit has about this much more space than an F1 car.”
    Button: “Perfect for someone like Montoya.”

  62. “Hey Jenson . . . . . catch me quick . . . i’m struggling for balance!”

  63. I believe i can fly, no

  64. …so he’s like this with angry townspeople chasing him away with pitchforks and torches….seriously dude,I can’t believe you’ve never watched “Frankenstein”

  65. Paffett shows Button how to find the perfect balance

  66. “Calm down folks! I believe it’s called a …’goatee?!’. He’s having a rough time since Melbourne, go easy on him, we all know a goatee helps a man in time of crisis.”

  67. G.P. “and then i was like look at me, NO HANDS down the back straight”
    J.B. well mate that’s probably why they didn’t give u the full time gig”

  68. F1 cars are just sheer perfections. this cars just shake and wobble, you know like Brhrbrbrhrhrhbrbrrb.

  69. Jenson: Do you Tommy Cooper impresion
    Paffett: Ahahaha

  70. I guess he is just trying to explain what its like to drive his Mercedes.

  71. ‘And then Martin said to me: you’re this close to a raceposition at McLaren’

  72. Paffett tops the invisible dj-ing championship

  73. thatscienceguy
    2nd June 2012, 23:27

    And now for my next illusion, i will make this car appear to levitate. I will need the help of my trusty assistant Jensonina for this one…

  74. This is how I normally find the right balance Jenson!

  75. “And this is how we used to drive with the F-duct!”

  76. John Fairbairn
    3rd June 2012, 0:42

    No, I can really fly, watch me.

  77. “I’m not just a DTM pilot, I also practice gynecology in my spare time.”

  78. Martin Sonntag
    3rd June 2012, 4:57

    Paffett: “Buttonsan remember deal.. must wash all the car then wax. Wax on right hand wax off left hand”

  79. Paffet: “So, during the race, I have SkySportsF1 on this screen, and chat up Jessy via Twitter on this one…”

  80. “So this year’s trophy cabinet will be about this tall. What about yours, Jenson?”

  81. rob01189 (@)
    4th June 2012, 10:40

    Chill out guys i’ve got this……..

  82. Christain Horner said “And how are we supposed to just redisign our floor over night?”
    so I put my fez on and said to him “Just like that!”

  83. Paffet was much more enthusiastic at the F1 Karaoke night, putting in a great performance of R Kelly’s “I believe I can fly”

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