Max Verstappen, Hungary, 2019

Caption Competition 150: Verstappen’s ride

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Max Verstappen greets the crowd at a Red Bull event in Hungary, ahead of August’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

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  • 69 comments on “Caption Competition 150: Verstappen’s ride”

    1. Codemasters announce that all branding has been removed from the classic cars events mode

    2. ” sheez this thing is slower than our car with Renault power”

    3. ‘Bang, bang, chitty, chitty, bang, bang, the sound our engine makes’.

    4. Going the wrong way down a one-way street, Theresa May’s new chauffeuring job starts badly

      1. It’s only in the abstract

    5. “What’s Esteban doing on that grassy knoll?”

      1. LOL 😊

      2. Bah….this was my first thought as soon as I saw the open-top. Scroll down….dammit…someone got there first….

        I was going to go….

        “Meanwhile…..on the grassy knoll…[insert rival name]”

      3. Josh (@canadianjosh)
        4th May 2019, 14:30


      4. Montréalais (@)
        4th May 2019, 17:46


    6. The new Austro-Hungarian Emperor decrees Mercedes and Ferrari be excluded from F1 events in his territories.

    7. jonathan leggett
      4th May 2019, 11:25

      Looks a bit like a classic Mercedes to me, getting ready?

    8. After years of Renault, I’m pleased with the switch to the new engine manufacturer; smooth power delivery, reliable and good sound.

    9. That was the last they saw of Max for James May was driving the car.

    10. Melchior (@)
      4th May 2019, 11:50

      No one will get past me in this……..

    11. FalconCougerThunderbird
      4th May 2019, 12:06

      Coming up on the Grand Tour.

      Richard Hammond drives for Ferrari.
      James May is a chauffeur.
      And I drink champagne out of a shoe.

    12. RP (@slotopen)
      4th May 2019, 12:49

      Despite meticulous maintenance, the old Bentley developed a tendency to weave while braking.

      1. RP (@slotopen)
        4th May 2019, 13:13

        I don’t know if it’s really a Bentley, I was unable to identify it or find information about the event.

        1. It’s a Lagonda.

      2. RP (@slotopen)
        5th May 2019, 18:09

        Despite meticulous maintenance, the old Lagonda developed a weave while braking.

        Tip of the hat to A P and @coldfly

    13. Max had desperately tried to grow his Charlie Chaplin moustache, but this was the next best thing

    14. RP (@slotopen)
      4th May 2019, 13:21

      After knocking over a clown clown and dive bombing a horse drawn carriage Max was forced to ride in the backseat.

    15. Max switched job with Prince Willem of Orange

    16. (In the voice of David Attenborough) “Here we see a wild (red) bull in his second habitat. Doing promotional stuff for his fans and for his team. He looks quite happy even though he’s used to move much faster than we see here.

    17. Fickleberry
      4th May 2019, 14:41

      Verstappen is showcasing the experimental ‘Black Angus’ model implementing 2020’s new regulations.

    18. Max loved the idea of having photographer on the cockpit.

    19. Yes Yes, Daniel is doing just fine at the back of the grid,

    20. Neil (@neilosjames)
      4th May 2019, 15:37

      After a ride in the test car, Max was less than optimistic about Pirelli’s forthcoming 18-inch wheels.

    21. You know I have my license and can drive on public roads now…

    22. Max finally gets a go in Gasly’s car.

    23. The return of Maximilian I in Hungary. A new emperor takes over.

    24. All hail Max !!!!!

    25. As Adrian Newey’s involvement with the F1 team declined, Red Bull’s aerodynamic concepts became outdated.

      1. Montréalais (@)
        4th May 2019, 17:48


    26. Kurt Laguna
      4th May 2019, 17:44

      I said we should get Neweys in put on this years car!!

    27. Slow down a bit, Pierre! No need to push right now.

    28. “Even these old British cars have the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car.”

    29. “I like this door thingy, getting in and out of the car is a breeze. I must remember to ask Adrian if I can have one fitted to my car.”

    30. Max wonders how it is no one has noticed the car isn’t fitted with a Halo.

    31. Max suddenly realised no one had told the chauffeur that no matter what, she must not press the “Qualifying Mode” button.

    32. Red Bull proudly presents its vision of F1’s future. The car’s manually controlled drag-reducing fold-down rear wing will replace today’s controversial DRS, while its on-board camera is manned to ensure better pictures and videos can be uploaded live to the social media of your choice. The FIA also continues its drive for more safety. As a result, the cockpit will have to accommodate two stewards and because they know the driving rules better than anyone, it is best to let one of them do the driving. Furthermore, to minimise the risk of one driver not knowing what the other is doing and since the race driver now has his (or her!) hands free anyway, one should use hand signals to indicate any change of direction, as this young man was kind enough to demonstrate. Race on!

      1. ColdFly (@)
        5th May 2019, 10:16

        A bit long for a caption, but funny it is ;)

    33. [Driver to front seat passenger] Be a dear and please ask our back seat passenger to put his hand down. Its wake is ruining our aerodynamics!

      1. [Driver] Why is his hand still up?
        [Front seat passenger] He says his Uncle Adrian told him to do it and that his hand would act as a baby shark fin??!!
        [Driver] What’s he doing now? Is he reaching for his pocket?
        [Front seat passenger] It looks like he’s taking out a coat hanger.
        [Driver] Whatever for?
        [Front seat passenger] I’m not sure, but he’s mumbling something about a … a tea wing?

    34. [Driver to front seat passenger] You promise this gig will increase my chances in the Red Bull Young Driver Programme?

    35. “Bloody backseat drivers…”

    36. Derek Edwards
      4th May 2019, 22:54

      For extra motivation Max would imagine himself in next year’s Williams.

      1. Zing! LOL!

    37. Here we see Max, seemingly hating promo events, needing to be tethered to the back seat of the parade car.

    38. While Max was keen to take the latest RBR/Aston collaborator’s car for a photo shoot, he didn’t expect the retro-styling was more than skin deep.

    39. Are you sure you want to go to the shops this way,Max dear…..
      I could take the back streets if you prefer.

    40. not Shouty
      5th May 2019, 6:50

      [no disrespect intended but, so obviously not intended as a caption]

      I am more interested in the car than either of the back seat passengers; what is it, anyone? Please???

      1. Hmm…. I‘am thinking convertible:-)

    41. Hello Hungary! Toss me a burger!

    42. You look out for the manholes, I’ll keep watch for Daniel trying to reverse his fortunes.

    43. Dan Rooke (@geekzilla9000)
      5th May 2019, 10:53

      A distracted Adrian Newey puts decimal point in wrong place – but the new monocoque chassis still has better aero than the Williams.

    44. Dr Marko said If Pierre was faster he could sit with me

    45. Ich bin ein Berliner!

    46. Sergey Martyn
      5th May 2019, 14:52

      I adore everything in this picture – old style halo, canvas top which can be use as mighty DRS device and the Ecclestone’s classmate driver.

    47. Max sails characteristically close to the wind in choosing a ‘palm forward’ wave from the back of a black pre-war convertible.

    48. Max practices his 2019 WDC victory parade!

    49. See? I am not moving under breaking !

    50. Andrew Cox
      9th May 2019, 4:45

      Welcome to 2019, Max get’s black flagged on the parade lap for sitting in a car without a halo.

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