Carlos Sainz Jnr, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Daniil Kvyat, 2017

Caption Competition 131: Four guys in a boat

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Don’t put all your eggs in one basket? Red Bull were happy to put their quartet of F1 drivers in the same boat.

What happened when Carlos Sainz Jnr, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat shared a raft during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend? That’s for you to decide in this week’s Caption Competition.

Can you come up with the best caption for this picture? Post your funniest suggestion 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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  • 109 comments on “Caption Competition 131: Four guys in a boat”

    1. Rafter of the day: Max Verstappen

    2. Hey, Fernando, sometimes ours blow up too!

    3. In an effort to start winning again, Red Bull decide to invest heavily in the F1 raft race.

    4. “We’re going to need a bigger boat”

      1. ;) just had to add the clip (

    5. Expecting a wet race, the Red Bull drivers ended participating on a dry track with a boat going nowhere.

    6. In a effort to convince Renault too make some big upgrades this season, the RB drivers are promoting their latest amphibian car.

    7. Max: “Grab your paddles boys! I will tell you where to go and how to steer”

    8. So which one of us is Marko going to throw overboard?

    9. Nick (@theawesomefish)
      17th June 2017, 12:28

      Turns out Red Bull doesn’t give you wings anymore.

    10. To the Max !
      17th June 2017, 12:28

      “Red Bull gives you paddles.”

    11. “We’ve really pushed the boat out for our this aero package.”

      1. Sudden lapse of grammar

    12. The Pu**y Patrol are at it again in The Imbetweeners 3.

    13. Oh sure, it’s a lot easier when you have last year’s Championship winning raft as indicated by the ’01’.

    14. Newey denies the distraction of working on the America’s Cup has affected the design of this year’s car.

      1. Excellent

      2. Like it!

      3. Great!

      4. That’s the one. The winner.

    15. If we don’t get a competetive engine in the nearest future, we’re going to pull out.

    16. Max to Daniil: “Can we swap places?”

    17. Red Bull are trying their best to keep the chance of a constructor’s championship afloat.

    18. Peppermint-Lemon (@)
      17th June 2017, 13:09

      Redbull try to find out how big a FIA penalty they can get for boating in the pitlane.

    19. Following further complaints, Red Bull agree to test Pirelli’s new ultra ultra extreme wet compound.

    20. Even after assembling his all-star lineup, Christian Horner was still going to complain that his boat had a power deficit going into the race.

    21. Derek Edwards
      17th June 2017, 13:35

      Just another oarful Red Bull photo shoot.

      1. Excellent

    22. Pirelli went too far with their 2017 tyre pressures.

    23. Who will be the first to sink?

    24. OmarRoncal - Go Seb!!! (@)
      17th June 2017, 13:42

      “Daniel, your shoey thing has become too big”.

    25. We’re going to have some race now… Paddle to the Waddle!

    26. Verstappen: “My paddle’s not good enough to fulfil my potential…”
      Kvyat: “You ain’t getting mine this time…..!!”
      Ricciardo: “Umm…holding it the wrong way, Danii.”

      Sainz: “I like trains.”

    27. Red Bull’s new extreme sports: Reverse Rafting on a Concrete Slope.

    28. Pit stops may be a problem ! better start with full wets.

    29. Red Bull’s newest threat to quit F1 is here.

    30. Ricciardo pushes Max overboard:

      “You’re supposed to be good in the wet”

    31. And here are the rebull drivers introducing the “Extreme ultra super super soft tire”

    32. The unusual race formation was produced, after no-one was willing to let their teammate in front of them.

    33. Neil (@neilosjames)
      17th June 2017, 15:14

      The closest any Red Bull driver got to race-winning machinery in 2017.

    34. After practice, all drivers reported boat like handling and poor balance in the wet.

    35. Looks like Chase Carey is coming with the latest gig, GoPro cameras on racing helmets. Red bull is chosen to participate in this experiment.

    36. Feeling left out, the tiny inland country of Lichtenstein proudly show off their new national entry for the America’s Cup

    37. Marko sanctions the launch of new Red Bull driver overalls to reinforce their “watertight” contracts

    38. Daniel: this boat is reserved for drivers that have more than 25 point.
      Sorry Daniil you need to get off you don’t have enough points.
      Daniil gets of the boat in disappointment as usual.

    39. Red Bull crew is participating in a reality show Big Brother.

    40. Red Bull’s new slogan “Don’t Slip Up Be Afloat”.

    41. Thanks to a brilliant move by RBR management, the drivers will stop complaining that the 2017 cars drive like a boat.

    42. Boat 01
      Ricciardo: “We are on pole guys. Let’s go for it.”
      Kvyat: “That’s gonna be easy. Newey made our equipment excellent on wet.”
      Verstappen: “Let’s hope that there will be no Safety Boat to give others advantage”.
      Sainz: “It think I spotted Nelson Piquet Jr. around…”

    43. RBR has once again inadvertently revealed their favored driver by placing him behind the #1.

    44. After all the fracas over who would get to sit in the Red Bull, the team administration finally comes up with a diplomatic solution.

    45. Max: there’s not enough space here for the four of us. out you get kvyat, I’m having your seat.

    46. Max: Ok boys, let’ s see if our contracts are really watertight…did all of you brought ‘m with you?

    47. Once again the Renault engine leaves us high & dry…

    48. Four Red Bull’s drivers in the front row.

    49. Dan: Snif..snif..snif.. Ok guys it’s rafting not farting!

    50. The Red Bull drivers arrive in Canada from Monaco in Ricciardo’s new boat.

    51. Only Red Bull and Toro Rosso were invited to the latest Pirelli full-wet test

    52. Daniel attempts to take all redbull drivers to the lucky 3rd podium position for the next race.

      Let’s just hope Charlie doesn’t find out !

    53. Red Bull gives you a raft and paddles (when you’re too old for water wings).

    54. Peppermint-Lemon (@)
      17th June 2017, 20:09

      Redbulls dinghy livery needed brightening up

    55. Red Bull, Red Bull everywhere but not a drop to drink.

    56. Red bull hope Renault won’t leave them up a Creek without a paddle…again…

    57. Shark fins do make you go faster.

    58. Max: We all need to work together to win this race.
      Daniel: Who put you in charge? We need to vote on this.
      Daniil: Why do you guys from Red Bull Racing try to decide how we paddle this boat? Think you’re better than us? We’re part of the team as well!
      Carlos: It’s a life raft, not a boat. I’m happy with them being in charge. They got 3 times more money than us, so I think they should do 3 times more paddling than us.
      Daniel: You’re estimate of 3 times is out by 10%, so you should do 10% more paddling than us.
      Max: I think you three should sit at the front and I’ll be the ballast.
      Daniil: I see you aren’t afraid to take a back seat now.
      Max: Every Grand Prix driver knows you never miss a chance to overtake.

    59. Wrong position before the start of the race? That’s a paddlin’.

    60. Marty (@lickitysplit101)
      17th June 2017, 22:46

      Quick, paddle faster, I hear Marko with his banjo….

    61. Red Bull testing out their new inflatable ego.

    62. The Red Bull drivers decide to test out how watertight their contracts really are

    63. If we win boys, we’re all doing shoey’s

    64. “This isn’t quite what we had in mind when we asked for wider rubber.”

    65. There can be only One! When only Max returns with the raft…

    66. RBR’s F1 drivers pictured during testing of the team’s newest experimental rowed car.

      1. Alternatively…

        RBR’s F1 drivers prepare for a demonstration run of a rowed version of the team’s F1 car.

    67. These new Pirelli Full Wets are ridiculous!

    68. RBR drivers perfectly illustrate the thrill of a modern F1 race by wearing helmets and life preservers in a parking lot.

    69. Red Bull gives you things…

    70. RB decides to test Lewis’ initial impressions of the W08.

    71. Sainz- “no big engine upgrades this year…”
      Ric -“we’re all in the same boat, mate”
      Max-” So, where’s Palmer then?”
      Kvyat-“at the bottom. Literally!”

      1. …and the Hulk?
        … Barely afloat.

    72. Horner: “Our boat is a bit of a diva. She needed extra pair of hands to paddle”

    73. … Gone are the days when our life jackets were branded “Newey”.

    74. Shark fins…. you’re doing it wrong.

    75. With a wet race forecast, the Red Bull Boys were beginning to feel they were sufficiently prepared.

    76. “Where’s Marko? Its paddlin’ time!”

    77. Ricciardo: See, I told you we can beat them in a wet race!

    78. Antoon van Gemert
      18th June 2017, 10:42

      Hey Daniil, keep the paddle down! You ain’t gonna be quick that way!

    79. Max: “it’s like driving a boat with inter’s”

    80. Still faster than the McLaren…

    81. #There’s 4 in the boat and little Max said rollover, so they all rolled over and fell out.#

    82. Red Bull takes the abuse of track limits to a new extreme.

    83. One Direction

    84. Max: “A wet race? I’m going to go so much faster than you guys!”

    85. It could be worse. We could be forced to wear the lederhosen again!!!

    86. The Red Bull Quartet will have an official 5th wheel.

      Daniel, Daniil, Max and Carlos join survivalist Bear Grylls in the next episode of “Running Wild With Bear Grylls”.

    87. Ok, and the team orders are?

    88. As we cannot swim with syncronised arm and leg movements after some RB we use these life west

    89. A man and three boys out on a raft.

    90. After losing to McLaren in the raft race, Marko sends the drivers on a trip to the job centre.

    91. Red Bull drivers happy to continue Marko’s Paddle-to-the-meddle-policy

    92. What are we doing here, rafting or pingpong?

    93. If it was a MacLaren / Honda boat it would be totally lost at sea. Or perhaps a sinking ship.

    94. We should give this to McLaren, faster than a Honda and it’s got a 1 on it!

    95. campbell martin
      10th September 2017, 8:54

      dont put all your eggs in 1 basket

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