Christian Horner, Daniil Kvyat, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

F1 Fanatic’s Funniest Caption Competition winners of 2015

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There’s no mistaking who the funniest commenters on F1 Fanatic this year: @Jethro and @Jonny705 managed to win our regular Caption Competitions and impressive three times each!

Thanks to everyone who joined in the Saturday fun on the site this year – here’s every one of the winners from the past 12 months. Which is your favourite?

66: Lewis Hamilton in GP2

Lewis Hamilton, GP2, Hungaroring, 2006

After seeing Franck Montagny’s media profile rise, Hamilton admits to “trying grass” in his GP2 days.
@Jethro

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67: Luca di Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo, 2012

Despite the lack of engine noise, the predictable racing and complex electronics, the guarantee of a Ferrari victory meant that di Montezemolo was happy to endorse the new series.
@Bpacman

68: Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Shanghai, 2014

Vettel briefs the new Toro Rosso drivers and their parents
@Scalextric

69: Xevi Pujolar and Max Verstappen

Xevi Pujolar, Max Verstappen, 2015

Pujolar points out they can’t fit a 1,600W subwoofer and chrome spinners to the STR10.
@Jethro

70: Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuito de Jerez, 2015

Hamilton: “While you’re at it, could you update my relationship status?”
Michael C

71: Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button

Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, McLaren, 2015

Jenson tests the new McLaren tailored ‘size zero’ clothing range
@Suffolk

72: Mark Webber and Christian Horner

Mark Webber, Christian Horner, Melbourne, 2015

Webber: “I think my headphones have developed a fault. I can hear lots of whining…”
@TribalTalker

73: Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez, Force India, Melbourne, 2015

“This lad said he could drive…”
@Naz3012

74: Bernie Ecclestone and Lewis Hamilton

Bernie Ecclestone, Lewis Hamilton, Bahrain, 2015

Lewis consoles Bernie after Manor qualify within 107% again
@S162000

75: Juan Carlos, Franz Tost, Carlos Sainz and Carlos Sainz Jnr

Juan Carlos, Franz Tost, Carlos Sainz, Carlos Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, 2015

Juan Carlos: “A Red Bull, you say? That’s all well and good, my son, but have you ever shot an elephant?”
@Tom-L

76: Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg, Melbourne, 2015

The closed cockpit solution developed by the strategy group was rather extreme
@Sw6569

77: Paul Hembery and Maurizio Arrivabene

Paul Hembery, Maurizio Arrivabene, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 2015

“This conversation lasted longer than your tyres do, Paul.”
@jonny705

78: Romain Grosjean and Pharrell Williams

Romain Grosjean, Pharrell Williams, Lotus, Monaco, 2015

Romain was so excited when his manager told him he’d arranged for him to talk to Williams about 2016…
Neil (@Neilosjames)

79: Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Red Bull Ring, 2015

Look, see… Mark Webber still came second.
@Nemo87

80: Felipe Nasr

Felipe Nasr, Sauber, Red Bull Ring, 2015

“Why do we pay for this useless F1 timing app?”
@Scalextric

81: Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull, Red Bull Ring, 2015

Once more the Red Bull pit wall decides to get Kvyat out of the way
Sare

82: Pastor Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, Mad Max promotional shoot, 2015

Lotus F1 prepare to welcome creditors to Enstone
@Jethro

83: Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Bahrain International Circuit, 2015

Not everyone was impressed by Sebastian’s straw-art version of Kimi’s line through the Montreal hairpin.
@Neilosjames

84: Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button

Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, McLaren, Spa-Francorchamps, 2015

“Look, Felipe is faster than you…”
@Eggry

85: Marcus Ericsson, Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz Jnr

Marcus Ericsson, Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz Jnr, Monza, 2015

Drivers practise for the next time reporters ask them what they think about Pirelli
Ivan (@Wpinrui)

86: Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso

won this weekend’s Caption Competition:

Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2015

“I didn’t think GP2 were racing this weekend.”
@guitargraham

87: Christian Horner and Daniil Kvyat

Christian Horner, Daniil Kvyat, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

After losing to Kvyat on multiple occasions Christian Horner threatens to pull out of arm wrestling for good.
@mrboerns

88: Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson and Jenson Button

Ricky Wilson, Jenson Button, McLaren, 2015

“I can’t believe it”, said Jenson, “I’ve never been this far away from pole.”
@Jonny705

89: Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2015

‘Are you sure you want to quit this session? All unsaved progress will be lost.’
@Jonny705

90: Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez

Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Force India, Yas Marina, 2015

Hey Hulk, how many podiums do you have so far?
Ricardo Aguilar (@drrapg)

91: Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi

Will Stevens, Roberto Merhi, Manor, Red Bull Ring, 2015

Farmer: “The Manor guys are ignoring the blue flags again…”
Thedonz

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  • 20 comments on “F1 Fanatic’s Funniest Caption Competition winners of 2015”

    1. 86 is the best!

    2. “This conversation lasted longer than your tyres do, Paul.”

      the 77 was just fantastic :)

    3. 77,79,83 and 86 are great. Don’t get 66 or 81

        1. Yes (@come-on-kubica)
          28th December 2015, 21:49

          Motagny got done for drugs and 88 is a reference to the Kaiser Chiefs song ‘Oh My God’.

    4. 66 is a reference to drugs and 88 is based on their song lyric ‘oh my God I can’t believe it, I’ve never been this far away from home’.
      I like 74, the expression on Bernies face is perfect.

    5. 86 and 74 are perfect :-D

    6. Many great ones, but I really love 69…

      1. @skylien
        Please rephrase that comment!

        1. Please discipline your thoughts ;)

    7. I thought 89 was awesome! Sums up the story of Fernando’s bad decisions.

      ‘Are you sure you want to quit this session? All unsaved progress will be lost.’
      @Jonny705

      1. Tbh, i didn’t got it. Sure, it’s a nice reference to the Windows’ prompt, but can’t seem to find the link to Alonso’s failed choices…

        1. Seriously? (@Keisalex) He should have won the title at least 4 or 5 titles by now but….. had a chance in the McLaren his 1st time around but, whined and kicked his feet because he didn’t receive preferential treatment over new boy Hamilton, jumped ship as a team is progressing (Ferrari) and rejoined McLaren in a dog of a car. If that isn’t bad decisions I’ll eat my hat.

          1. Keisoglou Alexandros (@)
            28th December 2015, 16:12

            @wesly Maybe i wasn’t clear enough. I know all these stuff, i just didn’t spotted the referrence point in “unsaved progress will be lost..”..

            1. Because of his unlucky decision to leave Ferrari when he did. Look where Vettel is now. Fernando should have been able to reap those rewards but was impatient. All progress was lost.

    8. 84 is perfect.

    9. There were so many good ones this ear, it was often difficult to pick a winner. And I was often surprised to discover that even when I wasn’t sure how well an image would work, you all still managed to find funny things to say about it!

      I laughed hardest at 74 (Ecclestone and Hamilton by @S162000), 78 (Grosjean and Pharrell by @Neilosjames) and 82 (Pastor Maldonado by @Jethro).

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