Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, 2021

Caption Competition 170: Gasly’s jaw hits the floor

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Pierre Gasly is a driver of many emotions.

But what has Charles Leclerc told Gasly on the grid ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that has provoked such a shocked reaction from the AlphaTauri driver?

Can you come up with the best caption for this picture? Post your funniest suggestion in the comments below.

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96 comments on “Caption Competition 170: Gasly’s jaw hits the floor”

  1. Tsunoda actually wears elevator shoes all the time.

  2. This isn’t my caption but I am struggling to think of something that isn’t obscene or libellous!

    1. @nullapax Same here. The only thing I could think of at first had something to do with the specifications of the types of wheels that were used for the final time, compared to those being used next year, if you understand what I mean.

    2. Specially with all the fake moralism and overbearing censorship around here.

  3. Leclerc: “So you offered to do that to Marko and he still wouldn’t let you back in the team?”

    1. No way this will be allowed to win, but in a better world than this, it would. It so would. And it would be an even better world for it.

    2. 😂

  4. “Pierre – I’m the one who’s been sending you those E-Mails!”

  5. “Pierre Gasly is shocked to find himself passing Leclerc whilst Verstappen struggles to catch up”

    1. Okay, now I’m being told that we can get out of Max’s way aftet all.

      1. Wasn’t meant to be a reply! Surely it’s time for some kind of edit/delete capability…

  6. Charles Leclerc unimpressed by new life-size inflatable Pierre Gasly doll.

    1. So, so it is true that next year is the last at AT?

  7. Charles Leclerc’s new career as a dentist gets off to a bad start.

  8. “Yes Pierre. He is behind you ….. and he is wearing his favourite mask”

  9. Gasly: “What d’ya mean, I look like a d!ck wearing these sunglasses and my cap backwards!?”

    1. Damn it.. I was going for a variant of this.

      Nope, I’m still going to do it even though it’s impact is lost now.

      “It’s true Pierre, it’s you wearing your cap backwards, not the rest of us”.

  10. Charles thinks his team have a competent strategy.

  11. Leclerc: “Bad gas, huh? I’ll get you some Gaviscon.”

  12. As PCR testing would take too long Masi overruled protocol approved visual inspection by fellow competitors.

  13. ‘Have you seen todays script? ending looks a bit moody, you think anyone will notice?’

  14. “Your going to have to do better than that if want to join Ferrari”

  15. “No Pierre, it is definitely moustaches not beards this year”

  16. I peed into your car after your victory in Monza last year.

  17. Pierre Gasly receives an early Christmas present: A turkey sandwich from Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.

  18. Leclerc: I think you misunderstood when Marko said that any Toro Rosso driver on podium gets elevated to Red Bull.

    1. *Alpha Tauri :)

  19. Gasly struggles with hotter than expected french fry…

  20. “Act normal, Dude, he’s right behind us!”

  21. “Checo did it again… On 22 lap softs!”

  22. Gasly: “Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrp!”

  23. Pierre on learning RB are considering Sainz for that seat with Max retirement impending.

  24. Do those carbon fibre molars save weight?

  25. Charles: I smeared camembert all inside your air intake, it’ll smell lovely during the race.

  26. “Masi decided to do what???”


    “The stewards aren’t going to investigate driving off the track and behind the stands???”

  27. Pierre: S***, I left the car keys on the mantelpiece!

  28. Okay, so now I’m being told that we can get out of Max’s way after all.

    1. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
      18th December 2021, 18:43


  29. Masi to the drivers: “Only the lapped cars in front of Verstappen may now overtake the Safety Car”

  30. “your serious, Hamilton personality of the year”?

    That must have been rigged.

  31. Max took Kyvat’s seat and then his girlfriend!

  32. “This Mission Winnow thing is designed to look like a Marlboro logo, but we don’t tell people that.”

  33. PG: If we unlap ourselves what does that make us?

    CL: Unmaxxinated.

    PG: 😮

  34. Where do you buy them caps that have the peak at the back?

  35. “Gerri must have done it: Lewis got caught with his nose in Max’s rear-end and Christian Horner didn’t complain.”

  36. Leclerc 16 seconds later: “Better out than in, Boss”.

  37. “Yuki is faster than you”

  38. – Look, I’m a human f-duct now! Do you want to know how it works?
    – No thanks!

  39. In Tonight’s show ‘F1 the Pinnacle of Entertainment’ drivers are showing us the skills they have outside the car, In episode 22 we see Gasly showing us he’s Opera skills by singing Nessun Dorma…

  40. Leclerc: It was I, Leclerc, who paid Masi..

  41. I thought you were meant to catch the tennis balls…not eat them.

  42. Pierre Gasly yawns and struggles to wake up after watching the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix.

  43. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
    18th December 2021, 18:30

    LeClerc: “Did you know that if you’re a Sky Q or Sky Glass customer, you can watch replays and highlights alongside the live action?”

  44. Leclerc “To go from Alfa Romeo to ferrari I had my lips more circular.

    Gasly “Like this”?

  45. “Yes, that’s how you earn a promotion to Ferrari”

  46. Don’t believe what Philip Morris say, this is how you’d blow a smoke ring the size of the new 18” rims!

  47. Pierre Gasly amazed by the brand new helmet cam Ferrari designed for Charles Leclerc

  48. Pierre was asked to show his best PogChamp face. The response from Charles was…. Less than POGGERS.

  49. The moment Gasly realised what Mission winnow stands for.

  50. Gasly: I like these glasses because when I go like this it makes it look like I have 3 eyes….
    Leclerc: No….it REALLY doesn’t…..

  51. Lec– So when Masi does the old ‘switch-a-roo’ youve got to act surprised…

    Gas– Nailed it

  52. Pierre, I wouldn’t want to be at your place with Max coming behind you. Who are you going to rely to, your team or FIA? Good luck mate!

  53. They tell me to drive like this to improve the downforce.

  54. Correct, we are dropping Mission Winnow.

    Let me present our new sponsor Missision Winnnow

  55. Pierre demonstrates the sound he hears on his headset when his team wants him to get out of the way of Max.

  56. Wow these X-ray glasses really work!!

  57. Leclerc: ‘Pierre, did you hear Ferrari and Alpha Tauri have done a deal to swap our race strategy departments for 2022″ ?

  58. “It turns out that you will only evolve to a Gengar when you get traded..”

  59. Helmut told me you have a Red Bull ride next year.

  60. Gerard Havercroft
    19th December 2021, 3:20

    “I am wearing Lamborghini underpants”

  61. Jack (@jackisthestig)
    19th December 2021, 5:13

    “It’s been how long since the last Caption Competition!?”

  62. Pierre: [singing] “… Rudolf the orange reindeer …”.

  63. Charles’ sidelock and Pierre’s mouth combining perfectly to depict Pierre’s race car number.

  64. Oh, that’s just my Ferrari contract.

  65. No Pierre, I’m actually FROM there!

  66. Leclerc: “So I accidentally went into the wrong hotel room and that’s when I saw Michael Masi, wearing Max Verstappen pyjamas and draped in the Netherlands national flag.”

    Gasly: “Noooooooooo!”

  67. And here you can see a young french actor doing his best warm up impressions as he gets ready for the show.

  68. Leclerc: “So I offered to pay for the meal but Masi said that he wanted to go Dutch…”

  69. Pierre: “So you’re telling me that the title was decided on the last lap of the last race for the first time in 13 years?”

  70. Leclerc: dude, masi and christian were sharing early Christmas gifts in the hotel room if uno what i mean… Gasly: OMW!!!

  71. Charles: It is like Masieus showed us. The Maxtrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, on this very starting grid. You can see it when you look out your cockpit or in your mirrors. You can feel it when you near the DRS detection line. When you break for the hairpin. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
    Pierre: And what truth is that?
    Charles: That the Maxtrix is the One.

  72. …and he also gendered his statement when he said: “This is being manipulated, man

  73. Mon Dieu, My Dude, you should stop racing and become a singer !

  74. *not sure whether this Papageno trill-troll will help you to impress on track*

  75. *impossible to spit a cherry stone any longer than me — cause I’m the World Champion — at least therein*

  76. Leclerc: “So I looked her dead in the eyes and said: If Charles goes down, he goes down in flames”

  77. Gasly – “I’d beat Max Verstappen if I got another chance in that Red Bull”
    Leclerc – “Let’s ask Max… he’s right behind you”

  78. [ will there be a poll ? ]

    1. No, it will be decided by the race director before the competition closes.

  79. The British don’t like Hamilton.

  80. “Memory, turn your face to the moonlight…”

  81. ScottyFromMarketing
    20th December 2021, 20:15

    Leclerc: “Don’t tell anyone, but I have Covid again”

    Gasly: “Ahhhhooohhhhhh”

  82. Now that the season is over Gasly reveals how AlphaTauris new take on the F-duct worked, “You just open your mouth and it channels the air through a hole in the seat”

  83. Yuki has had his contract renewed

  84. Please Pierre you’re upsetting me ! God I don’t know what’s worse your driving or your singing !

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