Fernando Alonso, McLaren-Andretti, 2017

Caption Competition 130: Alonso goes back to school

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Fernando Alonso addresses a class of school children while on media duty ahead of the Indianapolis 500.

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  • 85 comments on “Caption Competition 130: Alonso goes back to school”

    1. “Stay in school! And out of Hondas!”

    2. Alonso: … And so I left school at about 14 years old and started as a full time professional driver. Now I make millions of dollars a year racing really cool cars, I travel around the world first class and have a beautiful girl friend …

      Teacher interrupting, flustered: Mr Alonso has a very busy schedule so he has to leave now … there will be no Q&A.

      1. absolutely great
        (could have left it with the first part)

    3. “What ever you do in life you must always leave the space”

      1. Sviatoslav (@)
        3rd June 2017, 15:53

        Beautiful!

      2. winner for me : )

    4. Nick (@theawesomefish)
      3rd June 2017, 12:17

      “I thought I asked for a deckchair…”

      1. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
        3rd June 2017, 12:18

        Hahahaha!

    5. “I can relate to you kids, I was once ruled by a weirdo with a bad haircut”

    6. “It’s so nice for me to get to meet all of Lance Stroll’s friends.”

    7. “So when writing your sentences, you must leave a space in between the words. All the time, you must leave a space.”

    8. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
      3rd June 2017, 12:46

      “so this is what a chequered flag looks like…”

      1. Haha that’s brutal!

      2. which I haven’t seen in 2017

    9. Hey boys and girls…do you have extra chair in your physics classes for some of my friends from Honda?

    10. “So you see, in Formula One, we can also turn right.”

    11. So next year you will be old enough for F1 but whatever you do dont belive a word from McLaren Honda.

    12. “Alonso goes back to school” – Keith can get all the credit for this one.

    13. Next question…yes you in the back with the round shades and the tats and earrings…

      Yes…um…isn’t Indycar easy if you can come in as a rookie and qualify fifth against guys that do it all year? Isn’t that interesting?

      FA: Ummm…Tony? Perhaps you’d like to answer his one.

    14. Alonso: “In f1 we need to read a lot! Especially the first time at McLaren, i mean that Ferrari dossier was HUGE”

    15. ”Don’t ever buy a Honda!”

    16. “… and then they told him: Fernando is faster than you!”

    17. Omar R (@omarr-pepper)
      3rd June 2017, 14:10

      You must believe in the power of drea… Nevermind.

    18. …and since we didn’t have bottle flipping and fidget spinners when I was in school, I just sat in the beach chair. So… No, Jenny, i wasn’t “bored stupid”.

    19. “…and then – if the bull is still alive – you may finish him with a hammer hit on the head, although I prefered to just wait until it bleeds out as not to get my clothes wet with blood. Hmm… Other games I enjoyed as a kid were… football… oh, wait – and we would cut their brains out with knives for our mothers to make soup out of them – hmm, yeah, football. I was a goalkeeper…”

        1. A reference to the Spanish “sport” bullfighting…

    20. Besides 25 races Liberty also decided to increase the press corps.

    21. Will you be in a new version of “The Plank” like James Hunt or can’t you drive a lorry?

    22. The entrants eagerly await to hear who has won the competition to build the engine for Canada

      1. Nick (@theawesomefish)
        3rd June 2017, 15:49

        I like that one. XD

    23. Sergey Martyn
      3rd June 2017, 15:12

      Let me speak from my heart about Honda!

    24. MB (@muralibhats)
      3rd June 2017, 15:20

      And that is why you have to take right decisions on your future.

    25. “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.”

      1. Hans (@hanswesterbeek)
        4th June 2017, 6:34

        What about he who can, but doesn’t want to?

        1. He becomes an Alonso!

    26. Alonso inspiring kids through the power of (broken) dreams.

    27. Alonso announces this years science project. Make an engine for Alonso.

    28. Fernando, in as much detail as you can, please explain to us which areas of the engine you think we should be prioritisng for the next upgrade.

    29. “For the last time! I’m not Kimi!”

    30. Sundar Srinivas Harish
      3rd June 2017, 16:26

      It is important to have someone like Kaspersky sponsoring you. Otherwise you might find a virus in your computer.

    31. And the title of my lecture today is ‘Dealing with Failure’.

      1. This one made me physically laugh out loud! Easy winner for me

    32. Derek Edwards
      3rd June 2017, 16:38

      It was an awkward moment in the spelling bee shootout when Fernando was asked to spell “disillusioned”…

    33. “So kids, remember, only teams with 3 syllables can be competitive in Formula 1.”

      1. Argh! Meant to say engines.
        “Only engines with 3 syllables can be competitive in Formula one.”

        1. Still works – McLaren probably believes it could be world champion with an engine of the calibre of those produced by teams Mercedes and Ferrari…

    34. To be honest, I don’t have a clue what I’m doing here.

    35. “A is for Australia, B is Barcelona, C is for Circuit de Monaco, D is for Did Not Start, E is for engine failure, F is for Ferrari [Yay]…”

      1. Julian Sark
        4th June 2017, 0:15

        Can be sung to the ABC song nicely …

        ‘A’ is for all the races I aborted,
        ‘B’ is for all the box calls I get,
        ‘C’ is for the critical engine failures,
        ‘D’ is for my damaged engine,
        ‘E’ is for engine emergencies,
        ‘F’ is for the failures of my engine,
        ‘G’ is for the grass I park my car on,
        ‘H’ is for Hon… oh $!*&%

    36. Duncan Snowden
      3rd June 2017, 17:48

      “’Honda’. D. N. F. ‘Honda’.”

    37. What goes around, comes back around, unless you are driving a Honda.

    38. My name is fernando and I’ve been coming to ‘Honda is ruining my career anonymous’ for Leota 3 years now.

    39. So children, if we take the number of engine component penalties I will receive this year and multiply that by the number of bridges I have burnt in my career, what will be the race number of my Le Mans prototype next year?

    40. Lost In Translation
      “Throwing the toys out the pram doesn’t leave you as you get older, you just learn to use it at the wrong moment and the wrong time.”

    41. Random Kid: Aren’t you a little old to be a rookie?

    42. FA: Yes, I did enjoy the Indy 500 and American racing. I have heard much about this American football though I have not seen it but I am eager to try it.

    43. Kid: Do you think I should cheat on my exam?

      Alo: Only if you can get away with it!

    44. That’s right, children. All of you using your fidget spinners at once will generate more power, while being more reliable than a Honda engine.

    45. Andre Furtado
      3rd June 2017, 23:29

      “The first priority of a ninja is to win without fighting ” to answer your question that’s why drive a Honda.

    46. Fernando: I cannot provide an autograph of Raquel Del Rosario. Didn’t you know we got divorced?

    47. Simple quote, Known devil is better than unknown angel… Ferrari strated winning…Awwww

    48. When you take on somebody’s car, make sure you leave a mark kids. Just ask my friend Jenson.

    49. “If you grow up to be a really smart engineer… please go help Honda. They need you”

    50. Just trying another one for fun –

      “A for Alonso
      B for Button
      C for Can’t win a title with Honda…”

    51. Yes, that’s right, my favourite karaoke song is ‘You can’t always get what you want”.

    52. Alonso finds the Indy press conference a little childish.

    53. Fernando Alonso interacts with his engineers at Honda before the Indy 500.

    54. Fernando is meeting with Max Verstapen’s old school friends.

    55. Fernando had to meet with the kids in school because they were crying when he lost the Indy 500 race.

    56. Andy MacMartin
      5th June 2017, 1:06

      Can any of you spell “MGU-H”? Honda can’t!

    57. The most importent thing to learn in school is: To pick the right seat at the office….

    58. How did I get shopped into this meme? I did not even start my car today?

    59. Biskit Boy (@sean-p-newmanlive-co-uk)
      5th June 2017, 12:23

      When Andretti said they had a seat for me and it would be a good learning experience, I was was not expecting this!

    60. “If all of you write a nice letter to Toto they might let me drive the fast car with Lewis”

    61. Classroom 2! Classroom 2!

    62. “Pls take career counselling very seriously – don’t regret your choices later on”

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