Robert Kubica, Alfa Romeo, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain, 2022

Caption Competition 181: Rush hour traffic

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Formula 1 has torn up the technical regulations for 2022 and produced very different looking cars for the upcoming season.

But have Alfa Romeo taken things a little too far for this season?

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 RaceFans Round-up.

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59 comments on “Caption Competition 181: Rush hour traffic”

  1. “Why are those cars following me? Leave me alone!”

    1. “Err… copy… Guanyu?”

      (The message was sent early IDKW lol)

  2. The FIA’s efforts to ensure F1 cars are easier to follow had unexpected consequences.

  3. RandomMallard
    5th March 2022, 12:38

    “Mr Zhou this is the police you’re under a-”

    [Body panel falls off Alfa Romeo police car]

  4. Adam (@rocketpanda)
    5th March 2022, 12:39

    Come on! Blue flags!

  5. RocketTankski
    5th March 2022, 12:42

    You guys, this is not fair. My chassis is definitely heavier than my teammate’s.

  6. RocketTankski
    5th March 2022, 12:49

    Lewis only had one wingman. I get two!

  7. FlyingLobster27
    5th March 2022, 12:59

    A still shaken Michael Masi sees his retraining exercise stopped early after he gives everyone, including the Medical car, a free pass on the formation lap.

  8. Gib Montgomery
    5th March 2022, 13:24

    They told me I would be faster than those guys!

  9. 2 proud parents standing for their child. #notswitchedatbirth

  10. Derek Edwards
    5th March 2022, 13:30

    Robert’s security detail were spooked by their competitors’ simulated Pole attempts.

  11. RocketTankski
    5th March 2022, 13:34

    Aston Martin have denied claims that they copied the Alfa Romeo.

    1. nice :D

  12. I know the new cars are meant to be slower than the 2021 cars…but are we meant to be this much slower?

  13. I know we are meant to race some street tracks, but shouldn’t they close the roads first?

  14. The FIA’s latest innovation around race stewards comes from football where the referees are on the pitch with the players. This gives the stewards more of a drivers perspective…..although the stewards cars may be downgraded in the future to prevent them from overtaking the back markers….

  15. See how close they’re able to follow? The new rules are working great!

  16. The new alfa racing cup is presenting its new safety car!

  17. These road-relevant tyres are rubbish!

  18. F1 to reappraise recent changes to regulations after Kubica overtaken by impatient estate agent in 2.0 diesel SUV.

  19. Here Alfa Romeo is seen demonstrating the tremendous vacuum effect of the new F1 cars.

  20. Green Car driver (1) on hands free phone to Green Car driver (2)
    “#@*%$!!# Sat Nav sent us down the wrong road again…”

  21. Alfa realised their 2022 shakedown wasn’t going well when the road cars lapped the F1 car.

  22. Alfa reveal their innovative solution to the problem of porpoising.

  23. Valtteri, this is James. Do not hold Bernd up.

  24. No it’s my turn to be race director

  25. “Hey guys, when you said they had tweaked the safety car rules I didn’t think they meant all lapped cars may overtake.”

  26. How come these guys are able to pass me?

  27. Between Capulet and Montague, Romeo can’t choose.

  28. Paul Rodríguez
    5th March 2022, 17:55

    Letting the Alfa Romeo AND the medical car overtake the safety car might get Masi in trouble.

  29. Green Guilia: “Can you ask the pace car to pick up the pace? My tires are getting cold”

  30. “This is the worst chicane ever!”

  31. We painted them green so it shows we care.

  32. Yeah yeah. You two are watching me but that is a lot of empty seats behind.

  33. When close security gets silly!

  34. The first season of of F1 Vs Touring cars ended up a bit boring.

  35. “Why is it that when I get here someone has parked in my space?!”

  36. I shall park it now and get out ;)

  37. While the FIA have banned military jet flyover for races, the Italians practice their high speed drive-by race formations for the Monza GP.

  38. Alfa’s attempt to make F1 is environmentally friendly, Green cars

  39. Bottas 5.0 also testing for the new Bond film “Valtteri, it’s James”

  40. Graham (@guitargraham)
    5th March 2022, 22:09

    20 cars started the Alfa Romeo celebration lap , there were 3 finishers

  41. Mr Scallywag
    5th March 2022, 23:00

    As Valtteri cut through the traffic he knew he’d made the right move.

  42. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
    6th March 2022, 0:08

    After his drama at Williams, Alfa have had to go to extreme lengths to appease Robert Kubica that his team mates don’t have a better chassis than him.

  43. I call it the updated version of the itialian job…

  44. Kubica to Engineer over phone:- Why Safety cars Racing with me,
    Reply:- They need equal machinery.

  45. ‘The F1 safety car needs to speed up please, tyres getting to cold. This is ridiculous’

  46. Alfa Romeo tests how effective the new rules are at allowing to follow closely with similarly competitive cars from it’s fleet

  47. Sunday driver !!!!

  48. Alfa Romeo taking the camo livery to the next level as there are 8 rolling tyres behind Robert

  49. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
    6th March 2022, 11:29

    Rumours that the new Alfa Romeo was just a mobile chicane were starting to look true

  50. “Maybe Andretti have confused Alfa-Romeo’s colours with those of Aston Martin, but otherwise they’re collecting their intel right”.

  51. “Some claim that Alfa-Romeo have pushed their hands-on approach to testing a bit too far.”

  52. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
    6th March 2022, 11:36

    After 3 long days of testing, Alfa Romeo had finally found out how slow you need to go before Bottas passes you in traffic

  53. I think I’m being followed…

  54. “The 2 cars behind are faster than you, do you understand this message?”

  55. Some say that the Alfa Romeo this year was Aston Martin inspired

    1. Another one.. just for fun –

      Alfa Romeo found a log of gains on their 2022 cars… when compared to their road cars.

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