Caption Competition 59: Fernando Alonso

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Ahead of last week’s Italian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso said he wished to remain at the team for future seasons.

But his race ended in retirement and a few days later he learned Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo was on his way out of the team.

Add your caption to this picture from Monza and a selection of the best and funniest will be chosen for a future edition of the F1 Fanatic round-up.

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142 comments on “Caption Competition 59: Fernando Alonso”

  1. What did you think when Luca hugged you in Italy?

  2. Yes! Luca’s gone, and I’m now able to do so.

  3. and i had one in each hand, like this

    1. Haha! You got there before me. :)

    2. @guitargraham. Did not understand.. :(

      1. the championship trophies obviously

        1. Yes, the…”trophies”.

    3. I bet Keith found this hilarious but wouldn’t pick it as the winner.

      1. Exactly…understand but our winner it is

    4. :)))))) maaaan a winner ;)))))))

    5. I just cant stop laughing. What a comment :)))

    6. @graham; Your comment says infinitely more about you than it does alonso.

  4. Fernando announces Ferrari’s latest sponsor
    “When at Monza it’s fun to stay at the YMCA”

  5. Yes!!! Finally Vettel is not winning races :D

  6. Alonso demonstrates the new style Ferrari information display steering wheel

  7. After spending a full week testing in Ferraris stare of the art, newly calibrated wind tunnel, Alonso believes he has refined a new aerodynamic driving position.

  8. Fernando shows us he does indeed remember what it is like to win. FIA, not convinced he does, is looking into potential radio assistance with his gesture.

  9. Yes (@come-on-kubica)
    13th September 2014, 12:52

    I gave it maximum push.

  10. Reporter: Fernando.. considering the current performance of your car. How are you always so strong to the finish..

    Alonso: ’cause I eats me spinach

  11. Fernando answers the press regarding how many chances Ferrari have of winning a race this year.

  12. Reporter: Fernando, considering the current performance of your car. How are you always so strong to the finish?

    Alonso: ’cause I eats me spinach

  13. Three cars you say? So now I can join Mercedes.

  14. At least we’re still faster than the Formula E cars!

  15. I told you I could lift Luca and throw him out!

  16. Reporter: “Fernando, could you please rate Kimi’s performance this season out of 10 please.”

    1. Reporter: “Fernando, could you rate Kimi’s performance this season out of 10 please.”

      Removed a ‘please’.

  17. “Fernando. We’ve found a way out of your contract”

    1. Haha, that’s the best for me. :)

  18. After the radio clampdown –

    2 arms up for “Fernando is faster than you!!”

  19. Reporter: “Question for Fernando, what are you doing?”
    Alonso: “Practicing Ricciardo’s victory celebration.”

  20. Yeah, I’m first for pull-ups, not race.

  21. Journalist: “Fernando, how would you have to adjust your driving style to match Kimi’s level of performance this season?”

  22. Journalist: “Fernando, what would it look like if you were eating a giant corn-on-the-cob?”

  23. Alonso: “… and so then I put the team on my shoulders like *this*.”

    1. haha nice.

  24. Failed Colgate® Optic White™ advertisement.

  25. Formula Indonesia (@)
    13th September 2014, 13:35

    YESS!! I got W05, goodbye Luca

  26. Who has 2 fists and doesn’t stand a chance to win the championship?

    1. HA good one!

    2. OmarR-Pepper (@)
      13th September 2014, 15:12


    3. Haha good one!

  27. Reporter: ” So, Fernando, tell us what you think about the new deal about Ferrari using Mercedes engines next year?”

  28. Alonso shows off his muscles from carrying his team

  29. Fernando, when asked about his first time behind the wheel as a little kid, chooses to demonstrate.

  30. Free cookies did you say?

  31. I’ve heard rumours that 3 cars are gonna start from next year! Does anybody have the number of Toto Wolff?

  32. Ferrari continue to puppeteer Alonso, this time there were strings attached.

  33. Fernando holds an invisible sign that reads “I had absolutely nothing to do with crashgate, ok?”

  34. While his muscles are big, his smile isn’t as big as Ricciardo’s

  35. Fernando showing his new deodorant effectiveness

  36. Yeah, we just signed Hamilton

  37. Looking for any and all positives from this season, Fernando is shown here celebrating being ahead of Bottas for a change.

  38. Fernando shows Lewis that he has more items on his wrist than Lewis does.

  39. I´m going with Uncle Ron !!!!!

  40. OmarR-Pepper (@)
    13th September 2014, 15:19

    Ferrari has injected botox and pulled Fernando’s wrists with fishing lines (visible in the picture) to make us believe he is still happy.

  41. I have just shaved my underarm.

  42. yes, one of my oup-out contract clauses has happened! Hello mercedes 2015!

  43. This is the face that I would pull if I won a race this season, so that’ll be the last time that you see it.

  44. Luca Im slower than you on exits

  45. Check out the guns on me, that’s the money shot……

  46. FA-Just to remind you guys, this is my win face.

    FA- So you can recognize it in the future. W

  47. “I won the fanboost!”

  48. FA- I was like “Hey Luca it’s time to let go”
    And Luca was like” this if my good bye” and I was like “holy s#!t…. Now way!.

  49. “So in one hand, I hold a paper saying Ferrari. In the other, it says Mclaren. I can’t decide, so it’s up to you – choose a hand!”

  50. With all the new managers at Ferrari, soon I’ll be beating Mercedes drivers off with both hands!

  51. Fernando offering a wry smile when first lifting the bonnet of his Ferrari.

  52. Goooooo Mercedes………

  53. News reaches the paddock that Ross Brawn has had his fishing rods stolen.

    1. Best of the lot :)
      Instant Winner.

    2. This gets my vote!!

    3. Maximum merit.

  54. Another teamate down the drain!

    1. *team-mate

  55. And you’re telling me Nico Prost isn’t in F1?

    1. Mercedes get a team radio ban for Singapore?

      1. You’re asking me a question? Result!

  56. Wait.. you’re saying there might be a seat open at Mercedes next year?!? Yeaahhhhhh!!!

  57. Ross said the fish was this big …….

  58. “I won F1 Fanatic’s Driver of the Weekend? That’s unbelievable man!!”

  59. “Hurray !!!! I am a Free Agent at last”

  60. Fernando’s summing up the state of play at Ferrari using his amazing ventriloquist skills. Left hand: “Do you know what you’re doing” Right hand: “No idea!”

  61. Fernando celebrates as Ferrari win a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors.

  62. Fernando realizes that now with luca’s gone he can drive for red bull and vettel can finally drive for ferrari

  63. Fifth year in a row without WDC. Yeaaaaahhhhh!!!!

  64. Richard Cotterill
    13th September 2014, 20:52

    Alonso “I nominate Luca di Montezemolo for the Ferrari Ice Bucket Challenge”. 😀
    Botas whispers “So can you still do that if he’s now left Fernando?”

  65. Santander unveil the winning design for their next podium trophy.

  66. Yay montezemelo is gone.

  67. Fernando puts on a brave face on hearing news of Luca’s departure.

  68. If I win in 2014? Marco here & marchione here

  69. At last!…. Finally in charge !

  70. “Yay! Ice cream!”

  71. Eight years ago i felt like this.

  72. Kimi confirmed for 2015

  73. Alonso to use the Team America secret signal next time his car breaks down instead of using team radio.

    1. “Touchdown”

  74. Ferrari announce that they’ve signed a deal to run Mercedes engines for 2015

  75. So ,
    Fernando ,
    Your first COTD on !

  76. Reporter: Fernando, its been a while since we have seen you in podiums… What can we expect here?

    Fernando: Well I am not Iron Man, like if i raise my Arm Ferrari will become fast here,…… So points…. Atleast

  77. The smile that says “I’m getting paid the most in F1”

  78. Reporter: Do you see a chance for yourself at Mercedes due to the issues between Nico and Lewis?

  79. “Now I can take charge as the two Ms know nuts ’bout F1”.

  80. Fernando learns Kimi as agreed to obey team orders from Singapore onwards.

  81. Go Felipe baby, go!

  82. “Yeah, I’m stronger than Luca!”

  83. Yes, Luca is out of Scuderia Teflonso!

  84. YES !! With Luca out of the way, I will be the boss.

  85. Grab the bar, then pull yourself up until it is under your chin.

  86. Yes (@come-on-kubica)
    14th September 2014, 13:01

    You always have to leave the space.

  87. For Sure as you can see the best deodorant leaves no stains.

  88. I can finally move out of Luca’s basement!!!

  89. Felipe finished ahead of me!!!

  90. Yes. It’s Dolmio day!

  91. FIA introduces the formula E ‘fan boost’ to F1, however its only available in Spain and Italy.

    1. Don’t joke – that could happen!

  92. The ice in Fernando’s ice bucket challenge was a little too cold

  93. my new steering wheel should be this big

  94. Yey! I qualified fifth again!

  95. Valtteri Bottas displays the Finnish equivalent of hysterical laughter at Fernando’s joke.

  96. Fernando breaks into an impromptu dance version of the Village People’s “YMCA” during the pre-race conference.

  97. “No more hugs and kisses”

  98. Alonso:….Luca tickled me and i was like…

  99. Fernando was paid by Ferrari to pretend that he has won the race in Italy.

  100. I am this much better than the rest!

  101. Reporter – “Fernando, can you put your hands up and show us how many races are you going to win this season?”

  102. Daniel McCullough
    15th September 2014, 6:05

    Look Ron, no handcuffs! I’m available!!

  103. “I’d pick them both up by the scruff of the neck and bang their heads together! … oh, sorry, was that question for Toto?”

  104. “I am the great Cornholio. I need TP for my bunghole”


    From GoldenEye (James Bond): “Yes! I am invincible!”


  106. Yes somebody is always faster than me

  107. Rolan de Guzman
    19th October 2014, 16:45

    Please help me pick… should I take the left or the right? Its soo hard choosing these days!

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