Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Monza, 2019

Caption Competition 165: Hamilton arrives on the grid

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Lewis Hamilton heads for his place on the grid at the Italian Grand Prix with his performance coach Angela Cullen.

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86 comments on “Caption Competition 165: Hamilton arrives on the grid”

  1. I’ll swap Bottas’ car with this vehicle, I bet he won’t notice the difference!

  2. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
    25th January 2020, 7:50

    Formula One’s carbon neutral proposals have been met with some dismay.

    1. Yet Lewis decided to step up and lead the way.

      1. “Mercedes WO11 had people scratching their heads at its launch today….”

  3. Catch me if you can!

    1. (I know it’s a bit mean, and Lewis has greatest respect to Ms.Cullen so he would never think like that, but this isolated picture perfectly catches him doing what he does best – effortlessly increasing the lead)

      1. @dallein
        It isn’t a good look, is it? I’ll leave you and @broke84 to address this since my captions about it were not as nice or funny.

  4. “Lewis, come back!! I said do you want to grab a bite to eat, not would you like some meat”!

  5. The Lewis demonstrates how the Mercedes e-scooter does 0-16mph in 2.8s

  6. “Oh Lewis, don’t tell me you’ve been on the Heineken again?!”

  7. “Bono, my tyres are gone”

    1. Montréalais (@)
      25th January 2020, 22:07


    2. Pretty good

  8. Lewis shows that Mercedes are constantly doing aero testing, even when going to the grid.

  9. “I offered one of these to Seb. He turned it down, seems he lacks balance.”

  10. Hamilton not overly happy with Mercedes solution to satisfy his passion for 2 wheels!

    1. Great one, @jeanrien.

  11. Guys, I think the suspension needs a bit of work

  12. I’m a little teapot short and stout, here is my scooter and here is my Instagram account.

    1. John Richards (@legardforpresident)
      25th January 2020, 17:37

      Wow, the cringe is strong with this one.

    2. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
      25th January 2020, 22:39

      Always come for the cringe and I think this is my favourite yet.

  13. I’m not feeling these tyres, man. We should have gone for softs.

  14. “OK, Mister Toto, Valtteri took his photo and posted it. Are you happy now? Can I now go back to my own grid spot? Please? Please? I promise I won’t tease Valtteri anymore about who has the most followers on Instagram.” #Blessed #LewisHamilton #ValtteriBottas #TotoMadeMeDoThis

  15. I don’t know what you heard about me,
    But Ferrari can’t get a contract outta me,
    I’d rather drive this scooter, can’t you see,
    That I am never leaving M-E-R-C

    1. Not sure how many will get the song reference, but I liked it!

  16. They see me rollin’, they hatin’…

    1. @tommy-c – ha ha, clever and appropriate :)

    2. Damn, you took mine

  17. RocketTankski
    25th January 2020, 10:29

    Massive drama here as the red star puts it in the wall and Lewis scoots past. BOT is just ahead of him now. The chasing pack are still some way behind.

  18. “Lewis … Lewis … I’ve got Mattia Binotto on the phone … Lewis … LEWIS!!!! …I’m very sorry Mattia, but he doesn’t seem interested now”.

  19. Lewis seemed distracted following his Yamaha motogp test.

  20. Now remember, stay where I can see you

  21. Lewis Hamilton helps Pirelli test the 2021 tyres on their state of the art test car.

  22. ‘THE BOSS’

  23. Why isn’t this moving? WHY ISN’T THIS BLOODY THING MOVING??? But – hey – check out my balance!

  24. There was some confusion over how green Formula One was suppose to be.

  25. Derek Edwards
    25th January 2020, 12:12

    Lift…and coast.

    1. Clever, you’re on a roll :)

  26. Hamilton is not impressed with his half of the car swap with Russell

  27. Why walk when I can roll

  28. His age showing, Lewis was issued Mercedes’ new low emissions mobility scooter.

    New week we’ll see Kimi’s latest Alfa Romeo walker.

    1. Hamilton claims of saving his strength for the race were just a cover for his plot to injure Verstappen’s toes in an “accident”.

      1. Hamilton’s claims of saving his strength for the race were just a cover for his plot to injure Verstappen’s toes in an “accident”.

  29. Formula 1 and electric mobility
    Lewis shows the way is to integrate

  30. –Lewis, get in there…
    –back to your position

  31. petebaldwin (@)
    25th January 2020, 13:28

    It’s pre-season so it can only be:

    “It’s a nice but Ferrari’s e-scooter is looking really quick this year”

    1. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
      26th January 2020, 16:23


  32. Lewis is glad he stepped away from McLaren. Papaya is slow.

  33. “Lewis skids aways embarrassed, as his mom shouts he forgot his apple juice and snacky snacks.”

  34. Angela stands back as Lewis demonstrates a new propulsion method he’s really ‘behind’…Neat Burger farts!!

  35. Angela, you seem to be gaining a few pounds, today I’ll ride the scooter and you do the running….

    1. Montréalais (@)
      25th January 2020, 22:04

      -10 at least
      Worst proposed caption I’ve seen in the past year

  36. Despite navigating the pit lane in record time, Hamilton still insists Ferrari have the scooter to beat this year.

    1. Underrated comment this one

  37. Angela wanted a ride, but Hamilton responded 8 times there can be only one

  38. Hamilton’s meat free diet means he needs to find a quicker way to the pre race bathroom break.

  39. Pirelli’s plans to test their new 18-inch tyres were thrown into chaos by a rogue decimal point.

    1. Nice.
      If it was McLaren, they’d have mixed up metric and imperial measurements!

  40. Not funny, but apt?

    Angela Cullen-The Power Behind The Throne.

  41. Angela is still sceptical about Lewis’s avant-garde line of neo-classic fashion scooters.

  42. “On a good day I know I’m an important part of the championship winning team,” said Ms. Cullen, “but there are days I only feel a pay grade better than Roscoe.”

    1. Montréalais (@)
      25th January 2020, 22:05


  43. “So this is what the Williams feels like to drive”

  44. Despite Angela’s tales of woe, Lewis still felt the need to try and replicate the mysterious sudden full throttle acceleration problems experienced by some electric vehicles.

  45. Ham to organizers,
    Touching tribute, but you’ve spelt Niki wrong.

  46. Angela to Lewis,
    You missed your spot!

  47. “Angela, you’re always saying that a quick jog is good for you?”

  48. I’ve already left my caption so this comment is not part of the competition but I just wanted to say this.
    Why do people feel the need to leave mutiple captions as part of the competition, surely the spirit of something like this is to leave one comment and see how you fare against everyone else.

  49. Lewis: Time to hit the party mode.

  50. “They see me rollin, they hatin’!”.

  51. “She’s quicker than us. I dunno, man… Let’s hope for a miracle to keep her behind! HEY, NICE FANS we’ve got there!!!”

  52. Formula 1 goes carbon neutral!

  53. Who is he? He moves forward on four wheels and backwards on two but still everybody’s chasing him.

  54. Angela, watch me.. Im doing for a new trend in formula one.. It’s called Left Foot Throttle.

  55. Angela: Thats good for racing Lewis!
    Lewis: I wonder, if we race on this things.. We racin’ while standing?!.. We need a rules man! Haha.

  56. An excited Lewis has been preparing for his MotoGP ride swap all year…

  57. Jack (@jackisthestig)
    26th January 2020, 16:09

    Still I Ride

    1. very good!

  58. Dude, where’s my car?

  59. Lewis, please, don’t tease Ferrari again…

  60. Cristiano Ferreira Gonçalves
    26th January 2020, 20:41

    Lewis: “If i had one of these in Malasya i would have 7 WDCs by now. At least this thing don’t let me down”

    1. Cristiano Ferreira Gonçalves
      26th January 2020, 20:44

      *won’t let me down


  61. Hamilton tests a prototype in the FIA’s latest affordable racing series.

  62. Wait till I put this thing in “Party Mode”!

  63. Preserving some energy just before the race. . .Why ya’ll workin?

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