Caption Competition 197: Diet de Muertos

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The Mexican Grand Prix was held the weekend of Día de Muertos – the Day of the Dead – that celebrates the lives and memories of those loved ones who have died.

But what was going on when Alfa Romeo drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu had a spooky guest in their team’s hospitality suite prior to the race?

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51 comments on “Caption Competition 197: Diet de Muertos”

  1. Alfa Romeo’s attempts to hit the weight limit had perhaps gone a bit too far.

  2. Darn cost cap diets!

  3. What matters here is to have a slow entry, but don’t worry – the exit is much faster.

  4. Even with the latest upgrades on the car, the Alfa drivers still felt they were carrying some dead weight.

    1. Brilliant!!

  5. “We want Zhou to go first and you choose second please Valtteri …. “

  6. Not suggesting a caption here but you got the title wrong (unless you mean necrophagia, “diet of dead people”) this should be “Día de Muertos”

    1. I know you’re right, but the title was just a little joke as they are in front of a selection of food.

      Food. ‘Diet’. I’m sure you get it…

      1. Oh well I get it, but you literally mean _eating the dead people_, not sure if you tried to mean that o just _ eating with the dead people

        1. So you don’t get it.

  7. A small delay.
    We are just waiting on Clarice to join us.
    I believe she’s almost ready now.

  8. Seeing RBR being fined for overspending on catering costs made Alfa Romeo realise they had to kill off some excess dinner costs too.

  9. “You hombres call it ‘alloween. Here in Mehico we call it let’s eat with muertos. Hahaaahaaa.”

    1. sorry in advance or afterwards

  10. No Valtteri you can’t have any dessert until you’ve eaten your greens.

  11. Vatteri, a special thank you meal from Lewis for turn 1 last year.

  12. Guys I’ll give you a little secret, to be the best in Mexico you gotta have the huge burritos not the tacos that’s how we do it here in Mexico holmes.

  13. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
    5th November 2022, 13:08

    I’d join you drivers for a bite to eat but Mexican food goes right through me.

  14. To be honest, ‘Diet de Muertos’ already has it, although I’m not sure @willwood is allowed to enter 🙂

    1. Don’t encourage me.

  15. When Bottas and Zhou pledged to go ‘meatless’, they didn’t expect that would include the team’s nutritionist too…

  16. You will enjoy this recipe, it’s to die for!

  17. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
    5th November 2022, 13:33

    Pourchaire’s wait for the Alfa drive was starting to take it’s toll

  18. Skeleton: “I’ve suggested to Liberty Media that they broadcast us making guacamole live. It can’t be any more boring than watching the race.”

  19. Bottas: “You’re looking well, Bernie.”

    1. This one made me actually chuckle out loud

  20. Enjoy while you can, muchachos. I heard next year we’ll start serving Apfelstrudels.

  21. Oh well, we have to make do with a skeleton crew now.

    1. Nice one!!

    2. ha ha ha!

    “So, you ate just the green stuff? And it tastes muy sabroso?
    Ya, no. I think I’ll pass on that.”

  23. Valeri asks “Is that green thing meant to be crawling around the plate?”

  24. “Valtteri, Zhou, you got me”, said Seb, “the food on offer is a bit sparse because I spent most of the hospitality budget to pay for my special goodbye-to-Mexico helmet!”

  25. Valtteri and Guan yu were reluctant to eat with someone who claimed he didn’t need to use sanitiser because his hands were completely dead.

  26. After getting a snippet on next year’s car from their new chief designer (pictured), the Alfa boys realised they were dead meat.

  27. “What is this? I was told we were having Meat Loaf for dinner.”

  28. Hey, we said “Sauber”, not “saucer”!

  29. “Guys, I’m going to have to ask you to leave. This catering is for Red Bull personnel only.”

  30. These really are leftovers from the 1st Mexican Grand Prix…?

  31. Valtteri and Zhou patiently waited at the buffet table where they were told some Mexican ribs were due to turn up.

  32. He explained to the boys over lunch how he could never race a car the way they do, as he simply didn’t have the guts.

  33. Giedo van der Garde still waiting for his contract to be honoured.


    After dealing with Ricciardo, Latifi, Schumacher and Vettel. The career Grim Reaper drops in to meet his 2023 offerings.

  34. Which one did you eat?

  35. Zhou, I’m sorry. I feel that something between us has died.

  36. “Guys, enjoy the new menu. Our bare-bones crews are lightweight with zero fat.”
    “Who are you?”
    “Audi’s nutritionist. Didn’t you request for early support, Valtteri?”

  37. The early Audi support Valtteri wanted had arrived but from what he’s seen, he isn’t too happy with the new updates.

  38. Your favorite food items, which we see here, will be excluded from your meals during the last 2 races. No way you are getting in the car with them in your body. We need every millisecond to keep Aston Martin behind!

  39. Checo donned a cunning disguise as he eyed up his next F1 seat

  40. Valtteri: So where is the Guacamole?
    Guan: It is not made yet? But I can bring my special pepper-sauce.
    Skull Mariachi: This is going to be good!!!! Instant tongue death!!!!

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