Charles Leclerc, Marcus Ericsson, Sauber Alfa Romeo livery launch, 2017

Caption Competition 143: Leclerc and Ericsson

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Launch season hasn’t started yet but Sauber team mates Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson got some early sheet-tugging practice in when they revealed Sauber’s collaboration with Alfa Romeo at the end of last year.

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  • 54 comments on “Caption Competition 143: Leclerc and Ericsson”

    1. Nick (@theawesomefish)
      13th January 2018, 12:00

      “Please be a Mercedes, please be a Mercedes, please be a Mercedes…”

    2. “How do we take this blanket off?”

    3. “Abracadabra, abracadull, transform this Sauber into a Red Bull !!” …

    4. Sauber reveals its 3rd race driver for 2018

    5. And for our next trick, we‘re going to make Wehrlein’s career disappear.

    6. When you have to polish a really big turd, you need a really big chamois!

    7. Sauber’s 2018 drivers symbolically cover a casket containing Pascal’s F1 career.

    8. Charles and Marcus were shocked to find just how many extra contracted drivers Sauber could fit under a single sheet.

      1. Gerulf Dösinger (@)
        13th January 2018, 12:52

        Bahahaha. XD Winner, no point in competing with this!

      2. I think we have a winner

      3. great caption.
        But some credit to F199Player’s entry above as well.

    9. “Is everything all white with this car or will it have as many problems as last year? Looks all white so far…”

    10. Sauber’s 2018 drivers mournfully cover the casket containing Pascal’s F1 career.

    11. Charles seems to have taken the term ‘winning with a clean sheet’ in the team mate battle a little too literally

    12. Ericsson “I wonder what IKEA have bought me this year…”

    13. Back in Sweden, Marcus shows Charles the thinly disguised pile of cash that secured his 2018 race seat.

    14. Ericsson gets the fright of his life when the ghost of the 2017 Sauber car appears and whispers ‘wehrlein was faster than you..’

    15. Ericsson and Lerclerc have the sinking feeling that their Secret Santa is from the same person as last year.

    16. Here’s the baby.
      It’s so beau…

    17. Uh-oh. Yes, it feels like the F1 car but it’s Formula-E!

    18. – Hey, don’t grab the halo!
      – I know, it’s disgusting.

      1. – Hey, don’t grab the halo!
        – I know, it’s disgusting, innit?

    19. Leclerc and Ericsson about to sheet themselves!

    20. Ericsson: Shall we go find out what’s there for us under the sheets?
      Leclerc: I don’t think my girlfriend approves…

    21. With the introduction of the halo for 2018, Sauber rewards loyal F1 fans by keeping it’s new car under covers.

    22. Sauber unveiling came well before anyone else. No unveiling due in February since they will start the season with last year’s car.

    23. You grab that Alfa, I’ll grab this Alfa.

    24. Ericsson: “Oh boy, a Christmas present from Monisha, I wonder what this is?”

    25. Sauber make a serious PR blunder when, at the climax to a one hour presentation on their new F1 car, Leclerc and Ericsson pull the sheet off a large mystery object to reveal 800 kg of alfalfa sprouts.

    26. Marcus: I wonder what Wayne Brady left us after giving up a huge Viking Cruises trip.

      Charles: PLEASE: DO NOT LET BE A “ZONK”!!!

    27. Going back to the 2009 car may be a smart move, Marcus said with bitterness in his voice.

    28. The fight is on to determine Sauber alpha male!

    29. Hey Charles; let’s do a Copperfield and disappear the car!

    30. Hey Charles, look what I bought!

    31. “What is there under the winding sheet?”
      “It is an Alfa Romeo”
      “Ah…”

    32. “And now for my next trick, I will make the car disappear…just like every other Saturday in 2018.”

    33. Charles: Yo Marcus, hold my beer.

    34. As they creeped around Escobars’ mansion, Charles and Marcus came across an uncovered stash of cocaine
      A completely different type of “Racing Line”…

    35. Sauber’s 2018 drivers quietly cover the casket containing Pascal’s F1 career

    36. Marcus – “It would not be cool if we find out that Pascal is sitting in that seat”

    37. Trying another one just for fun (sorry if it’s a little lewd) –

      “All that affectionate petting by Marcus and Charles resulted in a rise on the Sauber nose”

    38. Come on out Pascal, time’s up!

    39. “I hear Monisha’s voice!” Marcus whispered as Charles saw the fear in his team mate’s eyes while lifting the cover off the new car.

    40. After seeing the car with the Halo fitted, Ericsson and Leclerc decided to keep it covered

    41. This isn’t easy to get off. If only there were three of us….

    42. This cover is difficult to get off. Fred, our third driver please!

    43. Ahhh, now Pascal’s money is well hidden

    44. Hello Mr Haas, who are you hiding from under there?

    45. Hello Mr Steiner, who are you hiding from under there?

    46. I’ve always wanted to see what an Alferrauber looks like…

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