Caption Competition 98: Sainz and Verstappen

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Carlos Sainz Jnr and Max Verstappen demonstrate their affection for Toro Rosso’s outgoing F1 car as the team prepares to introduce its Ferrari-powered 2016 successor.

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64 comments on “Caption Competition 98: Sainz and Verstappen”

  1. “Dietrich’s falling interest in his second team means Kvyat will have to get used to a much higher centre of gravity”

  2. With the new Renault engine proving to be even worse, Max and Carlos try to hang on to Toro Rosso as long as possible.

    1. @wessel-v1 Um…Toro Rosso are not using Renault engines this year.

      1. @mashiat
        But Red Bull does, meaning that the Toro Rosso guys wish to delay their promotion to Red Bull as long as possible.

  3. After Helmut Marko’s visit to the Toro Rosso factory, Verstappen and Sainz try to hang on to their seat.

  4. Sainz whispers: “It’s okay, I’ll always love you”

  5. OmarRoncal - Go Seb!!! (@)
    20th February 2016, 11:59

    Carlos and Max still remember the drawing activities they used to do in kinder… A couple of years ago.

  6. So much more snuggly than matte paint.

  7. Sainz – She’s Mine, Max -She’s Mine
    Sainz – No, No, No, She’s Mine
    Max – The Girl Is Mine, The Girl Is Mine

  8. No, don’t take our livery away too!

  9. After Monza, Verstappen urged his team-mate to follow his new method of keeping bodywork bolted to the car.

    1. If you mean a human body than this is my winner.

  10. Drivers hold on their car after having heard about Roborace.

  11. Max and Carlos hang on for dear life during a wind tunnel session.

  12. Max: Are you sure you don’t wanna buy the bull dinner first, Carlos?

  13. Nick (@theawesomefish)
    20th February 2016, 13:23

    I know there can’t have been much time for girls in your racing career, guys, but is this not going a bit far?

  14. Tost in the background: Quit acting like children. Pastor is not coming here.

  15. We are going to miss it but the part-ex was just to good

  16. Carlos: “c’mon let’s go for one last bull run”

  17. Carlos and Max seemed to get the wrong idea when they were told they’d have to fight for their seat this year.

  18. Having seen how successful Vettel had been when naming his cars, Carlos and Max decided to do the same. Carlos went with Kissy Kelly and Max with Huggy Helga

  19. Red Bull may give you wings, but remember kids: Don’t drink and drive!

  20. The Torro Rosso drivers display the dangers of giving youngsters too much Red Bull.

    1. Haha nice one!

  21. Rumours that the STR11 actually tasted like Red Bull proved ill founded.

  22. spit roasted bull

  23. Right guys, whoever lets go first has to drive for red bull this season.

  24. The Toro Rosso mechanics use the old superglue trick on two more young victims.

  25. As the new Toro Rosso starts the take-off Max and Carlos are holding tight.

  26. ToroRosso told their drivers they must feel the car to extract the most out of it

  27. It’s ok Bullsy, that mean and scary Maldanado can’t hurt you any more…

  28. Carlos: ”Can I touch the T-cam Max?”
    Max: NO!! It’s mine

  29. Toro Rosso reveal Renault’s new push-to-pass technology…

  30. Both Max and Carlos were delighted to learn there’ll be two extra tailpipes on the car in 2016.

  31. After another disappointing race drivers comfort car.

  32. After both Toro Rosso drivers have reached adulthood, they are finally allowed to taste what Ferrari power is like.

  33. Noticing the success of McDonald’s ball pit, Toro Rosso decided to create their own playroom for kids!

  34. Saintz shows his love for the Renault power unit while Max tries to suffocate it.

  35. Red Bull’s new kindergarten playground has proved an enormous succsess amongst the young kids.

  36. Kostadin Darmonski
    20th February 2016, 18:19

    Team radio:
    *pitwall: Max, let it go, it’s Carlos car. It’s number 55. I repeat LET GO!
    *Max: No!!!

  37. Max: Carlos may kiss the Toro, I will tame it!

  38. 2016 F1 car launches just getting weirder.

  39. With Versrappen blowing air into the airbox and Sainz sucking the heat from the turbo, Toro Rosso went too far with their cooling system design in their 2016 car.

  40. As in previous years, the Torro Rosso drivers had been told to take the bull by the horns this season, else they’re out. So far, it’s not looking good…

  41. This was how Max and Sainz understood Matshitz’s message to “give it a shtig for one last time!”

  42. Tost: ” I wonder how long it will take them to realise I added vodka to their Red Bull”

  43. Red bull discover their energy drink doesn’t just stimulate the mind..

  44. Max and Carlos had heard rumours about a seat free at McLaren.

  45. Sainz and verstappen are keen to remove the Renault engine to make way for the new Ferrari powerplant.

  46. Carlos to Max:”Well,I guess we didnt understand what taking the bull by the horns really meant…”
    Max:”Speak for yourself,Carlos…”

  47. Menage a trois
    (2 boys 1 Bull)

  48. Toro Rosso wind tunnel testing procedure includes drivers.

  49. Max: I better not kiss the car, the misses won’t be too impressed otherwise.

    Carlos: Why do you think I’m kissing the car….

  50. After viewing the last Caption Contest Sainz and Verstappen determined to find out if Pink is hiding in a Toro Rosso this time.

  51. MV – “Look what Adrian gave me as a graduation present!”
    CS – “No, look, he gave it to me – I’m kissing it!”

  52. During the photoshoot some prankster turned the full wind tunnel on to full.

  53. Max is trying to hold onto the car that he used to outscore Carlos while Carlos is kissing his troubles goodbye!

  54. Having also lapped within 12 seconds of Sorenson, Max and Carlos try to prove they’ve earned the right to drive the car.

  55. The Toro Rosso drivers took it literally when their boss said the team should get on top of their PU problems for 2016.

  56. With the sensation of his teammate kissing his Bulls, Max was left clenching his hoop firmly…

  57. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
    21st February 2016, 12:52

    Inspired by Jean Eric Vergne, the Toro Rosso boys try a little ‘Formula E’ at the end of the season.

  58. photographer “when i said i want you to pose like james hunt that wasnt quite what i had in mind”

  59. Carlos: C’mon man. Gimme one

    Max: Give you what?

    Carlos: Don’t deny it.


    Max: NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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