Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Buddh International Circuit, 2012

Caption Competition 24: Hamilton and Red Bull

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Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Buddh International Circuit, 2012

Lewis Hamilton is leaving McLaren for Mercedes next year – but is there another car he covets?

On more than one occasion during 2012 Hamilton said Sebastian Vettel was “lucky” to have a car as competitive as the Red Bull.

So what was Hamilton thinking as he watched Vettel in action during this year’s Indian Grand Prix? It’s up for you to come up with the best caption for this picture and post it in the comments below.

As usual a pick of the best will feature in the daily round-up.

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  • 139 comments on “Caption Competition 24: Hamilton and Red Bull”

    1. Lewis Hamilton tries to get in as much red Bull action as possible since he might not see the RB cars again for another few years.

      1. Sviatoslav Andrushko (@)
        9th December 2012, 18:02

        and comments (in addition): “Bless you!”

    2. Nick Jarvis (@)
      9th December 2012, 10:42

      Why do I have black spaghetti hanging down from my ear?

    3. HAM- there goes my pole position

    4. Now if that car blows up……pole position is mine.

      1. Hamilton has more pole position in 2012 than Vettel.

        1. @sorin Thank you so much for that fact. Sozavele is just saying that because it was between those two for most of the year, not because of Vettel’s superiority.

    5. Hamilton is waiting for the right moment to press the ‘destroy alternator’ Button.

    6. “I’ll miss you, Seb”

    7. I’ve made the wrong choice

    8. “Marry me”

    9. maybe he wont be quick today

    10. Dear Santa Claus, this year for christmas I’d like to have…

    11. All I want for Christmas is you!

      1. hahahaha, awesome

    12. “Dear Santa..” nuff said!

    13. “If I squint really hard and tilt my head like this, I can almost make out the word ‘Mercedes’ …”

    14. “I’ve never understood why this car has the most downforce, I thought Red Bull gives you wings.”

      1. Front and rear wings provide downforce.

    15. Hamilton: “This is what I have to do when MP4-27 doesn’t reach finish line – watch the man who stole my luck.”

    16. Oh, Abbey. The things I would do to you if we were alone…

    17. “I don’t want a lot for Christmas
      There’s just one thing I need
      I don’t care about the presents
      Underneath the Christmas tree
      I just want you for my own
      More than you could ever know
      Make my wish come true
      All I want for Christmas is…
      ~ words by Mariah Carey

      admit it you started reading the words to the tune after you realised what the words were :P

    18. “This show used to be good, four or five seasons ago, but it’s getting so predictable. Where’s the remote?”

    19. “Is it really very wrong if I call CIA and tell them Sebastian blowin’ up F1 every other weekend?”

    20. Lewis in thought – “I hope he doesn’t find the 150ml of his fuel in my garage.”

    21. “Tell me that you love me, tell me that you care…
      Tell me that you need me, and I’ll be there…
      I’ll be there waiting…”

    22. What the hell man! This damn tv…I just wanna watch Nicole on X Factor and instead I’ve gotta watch a Red Bull, again!

    23. I can’t bare to watch him take pole again! Wheres the off switch?!

    24. I hate twitter! it was just a little tweet ! now they locked me in this room while everybody is driving around

    25. That car would look awesome with a yellow helmeted driver in the cockpit…

      1. Like Webber?

        1. All yellow! :p

      2. Michael (@freelittlebirds)
        9th December 2012, 16:27


    26. ‘I’ll miss staring at that rear for the next few years.’

    27. “Oh, he just missed apex and still faster than me!”

    28. LH: That’s the last time I see you Red Bull, from next year I will be too far away.

      1. THIS will be my entry:
        LH: That’s the only way I will be able to see you next year dear Red Bull.

    29. vuelve kowalsky
      9th December 2012, 11:31

      life is not fair. 3 straight titles without breaking a sweat. And the great Ayrton senna had to go to war for 10 years, not only against prost, but to the fia as well… to do the same.
      yeah, life is not fair.

      1. Life is fair. SV, who i assume you’re talking about, has stamped his authority on the last 3 years. He has 3 titles to show for it. Simple.

        1. I’m pretty sure it’s Adrian Newey who’s stamped his authority on the last three years of F1.

          1. @sgt-pepper – I’m pretty sure that it is Sebastian Vettel who was stamped his authority on the last 3 years of F1, since Sebastian Vettel is the 3 times WDC.

            1. @david-a – Maybe so, but the trophy ought to reside in Newey’s office, not Vettel’s.

            2. @sgt-pepper – Senna’s titles belonged to Gordon Murray then.

              You can continue to deny that Vettel deserved his 3 titles, but there is nothing to say that his success is any more down to the car than other drivers when they win.

            3. @david-a – So you honestly believe Vettel is an equal to Senna?

            4. @sgt-pepper – I didn’t say that. But it’s total nonsense to say that Senna, or other champions didn’t do it in a fast car, and Vettel’s career, for its short length, has been brilliant in its own right.

    30. Horner: “looky, but no touchy!”

    31. hands were we can see them Lewis

    32. Whilst Lewis didn’t actually believe in Jedi mind tricks, he’d thought he’d give one a try.

      “Sebastien, this isn’t the laptime you’re looking for…”

    33. One day my pretty, one day you will be mine…

    34. Lewis: “Hey, maybe I should name my cars too? Last years can be ‘Nicole’. This years can be ‘Nicole’, and next years can be ‘Naomi’.

      Nicole: “Waaat?”

    35. “In hindsight, I guess I should have chased Dietrich Mateschitz for his autograph when I was ten”.

      1. OmarR-Pepper (@)
        9th December 2012, 15:06

        Winner please!!!!!!!!!!!

      2. Michael (@freelittlebirds)
        9th December 2012, 16:29


    36. My precious, one day you and Newey will be mine !

    37. If only Seb had twitter we might get some telemetry…

    38. When I grow up I want one of those.

    39. “‘Cause no one can deny
      This love I have inside
      And I’ll give it all to you
      My love My love, my love
      …My endless love.”

    40. Meanwhile on Lewis Hamilton’s personal screensaver…

    41. “Has anyone got the remote so I can switch to the onboard view? I like to pretend I’m driving that car.”

    42. Lewis struggled greatly to think of a funny caption.

    43. The men who stare at goats…

    44. i wish i had that car…

    45. Wait…that’s NOT the car I’ll be driving next year?!

    46. I’m rating this race 4 out of 10, tops.

    47. If I make my lips like this and keep growing my beard I can pretend to be Sebastian next race and take his car!

    48. “everytime i watch this show the same guy wins, am i watching Dave? because they must be repeats”

    49. “Soon, my precioussss…..soon.”

    50. “Well, looks like I’ll just have to tell Fernadno that even I can’t spot that damnned yellow light ….”

    51. “Join a traditional championship team they said. You’ll be victorious they said.”

    52. One day, one day you’ll be mine.

    53. Lewis was recently spotted trying out some alternative liveries for his new Mercedes.

    54. Upon opening the email Ross Brawn had sent him, Lewis Hamilton was impressed by the preview of what next seasons W04 would look like.

    55. “Using pictures of powerful adversaries, Hamilton practices stiff upper lip as he prepares to enter german territory.”

    56. Why did you choose Webber instead of me Christian, why?

    57. “Is this love that I’m feeling?
      Is this the love that I’ve been searching for?
      Is this love or am I dreaming?”

    58. “Die Alternator, Die”

    59. “Maybe if I sit here looking sad, someone will feel sorry for me and buy me one”

      [Please tell me someone gets the Simpsons reference]

    60. OmarR-Pepper (@)
      9th December 2012, 15:12

      “If my team were working like the Red Bull guys… but NO!!!!!!!!! They are just standing there, doing nothing… they just turn their back on me”

    61. Lewis: “I wonder if it really gives you wings”

    62. So…..that’s what the front of a Red Bull looks like……

    63. To think, I’ve been driving all these years when I could of been flying…

    64. Traverse Mark Senior (@)
      9th December 2012, 16:50

      Forget Red Bull, give me a Lucozade!…*BURP*

    65. Traverse Mark Senior (@)
      9th December 2012, 16:52

      WOW! This Nintendo DS is huge!

    66. Why didn’t we move the front airhole further back on our car? At least I could’ve kept up with him in Bahrain…

    67. Why wasn’t there space for me in F1 when I was 19? That guy is so annoying, and as for his finger… no idea where it’ll be next!

    68. Traverse Mark Senior (@)
      9th December 2012, 17:08

      Lewis: “Who gave Keith Collantine a VIP pass…and why is he taking my picture?”
      Keith: “Um, well, I’m taking your picture for a caption competition on my website…if, if that’s OK with you?…sir”
      Lewis: *Cold silence*
      Keith: “so…um, that Red Bull is pretty good huh?”
      Lewis: *stares at monitor whilst trying not to throttle Keith*

    69. Lewis watches Seb as he listens to the Gotye remix “Now you’re winning more championships than I used to win”

    70. It’s not as sexy as Nicole.

      1. *Nicole isn’t as sexy as it
        Fixed it for you!

    71. “I’ll need more than wings to get me winning next year”

    72. “I’ve made a huge mistake.”

      1. Arrested Development right? Brilliant!

    73. “She will be mine…. Oh yes, she will be mine!!”

      “The laptimes I would set if I had this bad girl!”

    74. ‘Hm, I may see this car only on these screens instead of the track next year.’

    75. Hamilton “I know where I’d like the bull to be position”

      1. Positioned**

    76. absolute class!

    77. That’s it? That’s all he could do? I know I could do better!

    78. Oh Abbey, sweet Abbey, how I wish you were mine.

    79. Ham: “I want that one”
      Helper: “No Lewis, you picked the other, slower silver car”
      Ham: “Yeah I know”

    80. Recipe for the invincible !

    81. LH: (Saying to himself) “Oh Sebastian I wish you were my partner
      instead of Nico (Mercedes team).

    82. “Oh, if only McLaren was just a drinks company…”

      1. Very good!

    83. … and the alternator failure should take place… now.

    84. “I don’t care if Sebastian is faster than me – I sleep better at night knowing that I have the better facial hair.”

    85. Is that a hole i see?

    86. I wonder if my wife will be the same.

    87. Don’t cha…

    88. Forever 1, I want to be, Forever 1.
      Do you really want to win forever, forever?

    89. How can we copy this thing!!?

    90. Man this Indian heat is making me so thirsty! I gess driving driving for “just a drinks company” would not have been such a dumb move after all?

    91. I hope my 2013 Mercedes looks like that

    92. davidnotcoulthard
      10th December 2012, 7:33

      ….In hindsight I should’ve asked for both Ron and Adrian Newey’s autograph when I was ten. Shouldn’t have asked Ayrton Senna’s ghost about that one – a **** idea, as a wise Aussie once said.

    93. Kenny Raikonen
      10th December 2012, 9:07

      Hi my name is Lewis Hamilton and I want to race for you one day…

    94. ready…….aim………FIRE!!

    95. Lawrence Roberts
      10th December 2012, 11:28


    96. OK print screen and send to Ross Brawn.

    97. “Where’s the self-destruct button on this one?”

    98. Martin Whitmarsh “Lewis I told you, no porn on the garage monitors!”

    99. Codemasters F1 2012. Race as your favorite driver. Feel what it’s like to be the youngest 3x WDC. Press the start button to begin.

    100. I am the fox. That is a grape…:))

    101. Abbey, you are my baby..

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