Max Verstappen, Bernie Ecclestone, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2016

Caption Competition 113: Verstappen and Ecclestone

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Formula One’s youngest driver exchanges a few words with Formula One’s oldest anything.

What sweet nothings was Bernie Ecclestone whispering into Max Verstappen’s ear? That’s for you to decide in this weekend’s Caption Competition.

Post your funniest suggestion for a caption in the comments below.

A selection of the best will feature in a future edition of the F1 Fanatic Round-up.

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  • 134 comments on “Caption Competition 113: Verstappen and Ecclestone”

    1. Take Rosberg out in the first corner and i will be very grateful

    2. KFCs secret recipe is..

      1. Think you’re confusing Colonel Sanders, Bernie Sanders and Bernie Ecclestone here mate ;-)

      2. Fudge Kobayashi (@)
        7th November 2016, 10:26

        You have my vote!

    3. [In a soft voice]: Cut a corner again, and I’ll cut your neck.

      1. Antoon van Gemert
        5th November 2016, 13:03

        This picture was taken before he ‘cut the corner’…..

        1. Yes because that is the point of the caption competition *rolls eyes*

    4. Who cares what Fernando thinks, I still love you.

    5. SaturnVF1 (@doublestuffpenguin)
      5th November 2016, 12:12

      “Good. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you.”

      1. ..haha….the best for me….

      2. +1 Definitely the winner!!!

      3. this just about does it for me :P

      4. Brilliant! I’m not even going to try and top that.

      5. Terrific!! Bernie Palpatine (Vader he isn’t)

      6. I’m gonna steal this.
        Mhwahahaha..

      7. Fudge Kobayashi (@)
        7th November 2016, 10:27

        Oh wait I +1’d the KFC comment above but THIS is too good! Bernie Palpatine I cant deal…

      8. Perfection! You win the internet today.

    6. Max just wait until we have had our money’s worth out of Hamilton then i will do the same for you…. Wink!

    7. Join the club, HMRC said I’d cut corners as well but things will be fine in the end.

    8. “Stick with me son and I’ll make you a star”

    9. Come and give grandad a kiss…

      1. That’d be Great Grandad at least given the age gap, and how Jos is….

    10. Let me kiss you for all the money you make for me.

    11. Smells like teen spirit…

      1. Nice nod to two years ago :)

    12. “And then you hold Seb like this and kiss him….”

    13. “Before you think of speaking out against me like you did against other drivers and f1 rules, Let me tell you that Formula 1 didn’t even existed when I was of your age and your dad was in still in nappies when I came at helm. I am Formula 1”

    14. Bernie Ecclestone takes a leaf from fellow billionaire Donald Trumps playbook on how to behave with teenagers.

    15. Chris (@tophercheese21)
      5th November 2016, 12:57

      Ecclestone: “Keep moving under braking and we can take this to third base…”

    16. “Max, without you F1 was dying quietly”

    17. Should have gone to specsavers…

    18. Can you block my daughters accessing my wallet?

    19. “Transferiamus! And I exhale my soul into your young body so I can take revenge on them and claim my throne again in days to come!”

    20. Ecclestone: “Kiss grand daddy”

    21. Could you delay the drivers’ championship till the last race?

    22. Antoon van Gemert
      5th November 2016, 13:12

      “Make them mad, Max. It’s good for the show!”

    23. Bernie – “A 100 quid if you make this race interesting”

    24. Luke, I am your father…

    25. “Don’t worry Max, I’ll tell the stewards to go easy on you”

    26. “Max, make F1 great again!”

    27. BE: Seb just told me you’re the worst, brake testing, corner cutting bleep bleep n bleepn’ kid on the grid.

      MV: He did, did he? That does it…I’ll show him I’m the best at it.

      BE: That’s my boy.

    28. Don’t worry about the penalties, there’s a few £million waiting for you if you can make this season worth watching till the last race.

    29. BE: Nico just told me to tell you your mother wears army boots, and your father smells of elderberries.

    30. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
      5th November 2016, 13:33

      “One of us needs our nappy changing.”

    31. Charlie will spank you next time.

    32. …next year is yours!

    33. This is a wet willy… right Max?

    34. “Someday, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me.”

    35. Come with me young Padawan.
      Join the dark side!

    36. He says: I’ll tell you a little secret. The Barcelona crash was fake and planned. Just a gift to make your beer sponsor happy.

    37. “You said you weren’t here to finish 4th, now watch after the race who the real boss of F1 is.”

    38. Max Emilian, I take good care of you, Max Emilian.

    39. Just a quick kiss for good luck, Max.

    40. Verstappen’s quick thinking left cheek quickly recoils from the creepy old mans kiss.

    41. You know Charlie and I go way back…”

    42. SomeoneFromBelgium
      5th November 2016, 15:58

      BE Come, give daddy a kiss..
      MV Get your hands OFF me you dirty @#%&

    43. ‘It’s dead simple son’

      ‘When you think they are about to get you, immediately do that thing I call the Court Room shuffle’

      ‘Screws them everytime’

      ‘You’ll be famous and it will do their heads in, I tell you’

    44. Make the most of this year, because you’ll feel old when Lance strolls onto the grid

    45. Bernie: Next year you will be World Driver’s Champion.

    46. Join me on the dark side and I will make you stronger than your father ever was. The rebel alliance is no match for you my young padawan..

    47. Max Verstappen poses with an elderly fan.

      1. @john-h It never gets old :-)

    48. – I’m high as a kite

      – yeah, I can small it on your breath

    49. “You’re doing great kid. Take it from me…the more erratic and irrational you behave, the more everyone lets you have your own way.”

    50. Remember that huge favour I did for you, youngest driver… Now it’s time for me to call in a favour…

    51. You must understand: There are things only a Ferrari is allowed to do.

    52. Keep break testing Seb Max don’t worry about Ferrari you won’t get their seat.

    53. Your hate has made you powerful, my young apprentice.

    54. Bernie: Aww… Let me smell 👃 your ‘left’ ear!

    55. Dont you worry Max, You’re the Chosen One

    56. I am your conscience, boy!

    57. “Can I interest you in a second hand Mercedes? It’s as good as new, hardly used. First owner was an old lady (…well at least drove like one)”

    58. If those other drivers try to push you around just come straight to me

    59. …remember Max, the pedal on the right is the one you need to use….

    60. @keithcollantine you’ve already won it yourself:

      “Formula One’s youngest driver exchanges a few words with Formula One’s oldest anything.”

      1. Lol noticed that too.

      2. @jon-thereyougo @robbie Glad you liked it! It’s vaguely nicked from a line in a Futurama episode: “College blernsball’s finest female hitter making her big league debut against pro-ball’s worst female anything.”

    61. Don’t worry, your centre of gravity will be lower once your balls drop.

      1. Don’t worry, I only use tongue with my daughters.

    62. Listen, if you want to cheat, here’s how …

    63. Listen Seb, you need to be careful of young Max

    64. “You want to know my secret to a long life? Drinking the blood of the young”

    65. You seems to have the same problem with loose toths? Or you just have a huge overbite? Tell me if you need a dentist…

    66. Call for equal penalties in F1 again and I’ll have your head!

    67. Push rosberg off the track then you may marry my daughter

    68. ” Do you know what a Chazzar is, Max? It’s a pig that don’t fly straight… “

    69. Max, I am your father.

    70. Come, boy, see for yourself. From here, you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant F1 rebellion.

    71. Captured moments before Eccelstone kisses max on the cheek, he tells young Verstappen how he is the son he never had

    72. Remember, just like I said…you can grab them by the apex.

    73. “Listen up here you little punk”
      Bernie sort of humour :D

    74. Max, do you remember how you said you would do anything to win an F1 championship?

    75. “I’ve come to suck your blood”

    76. By now you must know that your father can never be turned from the Dark Side. Only through me can you achieve a power greater than any Jedi. Learn to use the Dark Side of the Force

      1. Damn, beat me to it :)

    77. “How much for your blood, young man ?”

    78. Slavica used to put her tongue in my ear. Like this. That’s why I gave her £500m when we divorced.

    79. Ecclestone whispered quietly to Verstappen’s ear and gave him some encouragement. “Hail Hydra,” he said.

    80. Presidential suite at the Marriott. After dark. Wear red.

    81. “Trust me on this one, kid: ALWAYS wear fresh diapers!”

    82. Who’s your daddy?

    83. Have you watched that movie, Mad Max?

    84. You don’t have it all yet ! Go back to school and learn how to swear.

    85. Something, something, dark side, something, something, complete.

    86. “Next time I get to be on top…”

    87. Banging wheels with Rosberg is OK but don’t dare doing that with lewis.

    88. Don’t worry kid, I’ll get you fake ID for Mosley’s after race party..

    89. Max Verstappen wasn’t entirely convinced that Chinese Whispers would spice up the show pre-race.

    90. Tamara, you smell strange..have you seen my new glasses by the way?

    91. Bernie Ecclestone and Max Verstappen share a laugh over .. well everything.

    92. Sweeties……lollipops……All….free… today!

    93. Max: I HEARD THE CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES. DINNER IS ON ME. I KNOW A NICE CHURRASCARIA NEARBY THE TRACK. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF BEEF, PORK, LAMB AND…

      Bernie: I WANT WHAT I WISHED FOR MY BIRTHDAY – I WANT A WHOLE GOAT!!!!!

    94. And so I did this when my mother-in-law came back, pretending I cared..

    95. Mark my words !! I will be in F1 long after you are gone

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