The RaceFans Caption Competition winners of 2022

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The Caption Competition returned with a vengeance to RaceFans in 2022 – and you certainly did not disappoint with your witty entries throughout the year.

As the year draws to a close, look back on the funniest entries that you all submitted to each of our Caption Competitions in 2022.

172: Sainz’s words of wisdom

Yuki Tsunoda, Carlos Sainz Jnr, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, 2021

Yuki, that’s not water, it’s the sample for my drugs test…
Derek Edwards

173: Haas you seen this one

Nikita Mazepin, Mick Schumacher, Haas, Circuit of the Americas, USA

Despite Mick’s best efforts, Nikita still couldn’t believe that Haas VF-21 had an eighth gear…

174: Raikkonen on the mic

Kimi Raikkonen, Farewell event, Alfa Romeo, Hinwil, 2021

“Did I miss Pele again?”

175: Gasly goes for a bullseye

Pierre Gasly, Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2021

After another spate of tyre failures, a Pirelli investigation reveals that, for once, debris isn’t to blame.
Red Andy

176: Ocon the court

Alonso: “Not sure I can block this guy, Esteban. You’re on your own!”
Only Facts!

177: Block party

Sebastian Vettel, Mick Schumacher, Austin, United States, 2021

“When you said you were gonna teach me how to block, Seb, this isn’t what I had in mind…”

178: Vettel & Stroll sneak a peek

Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll, Aston Martin, Gaydon, 2022

So that’s where Lewis has been all this time…
Ian McDonald

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179: Step into the light

Mercedes W13 launch, 2022

“Thought the cars were getting heavier, not lighter.

180: Sizing it up

Christian Horner, Sergio Perez, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2022

“No, Checo, I asked, ‘how much wing do you have?'”
Red Andy

181: Rush hour traffic

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

“Hey guys, when you said they had tweaked the safety car rules I didn’t think they meant all lapped cars may overtake.”
F1 Observer

182: McLaren’s one-man army

Lando realised that he had a massive advantage in the new Le Mans-style start procedure.

183: Guest of Horner

Juri Vips, Christian Horner, Red Bull gym, Milton Keynes, 2022

It seems Juri won’t be making the cut.

184: Bricking it

Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo with a Full-size Lego McLaren, Albert Park, Melbourne, 2022

The FIA issued Ricciardo a 10-second penalty for excessive blocking
Dave M

185: Speed bump

“Mate, I wouldn’t want to find his biting point…”
Pat Ruadh

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186: All smiles

Seb assured Mick that the “act now or swim later” on his t-shirt was a genuine environmental concern, rather than friendly advice towards his career

187: Ducks & Bulls

The only time at the Monaco GP that wet rubber was used at the swimming pool without needing a red flag.
Red Andy

188: He’s got a brand new combine harvester

“Valtteri switch to mode 3. We need you to harvest more on this lap.”
Ninja Badger

189: Boris Johnson joins Red Bull’s pit crew

Boris Johnson at Red Bull, 2019

“It is the wheel of the people.”

190: Oconventional transport

This wasn’t what Esteban imagined when he was told they needed a stunt driver for the getaway scene in a Spielberg movie.
Stephen Crowsen

191: “This seat free, mate?”

As a reward for their efforts, Zak bought his boys some special trips this summer. Lando got two weeks in the Caribbean, and Dan was promised a special “Alpine adventure”.

192: Birthday wish

Fernando Alonso, Alpine, Hungaroring, 2022

Two hours later, Fernando took to Twitter to clarify that in fact it was not his birthday and that he would not be celebrating his birthday with Alpine in 2023.
Tommy C

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193: Valtter esports

After hours of post-race debriefs and millions in R&D costs, Valtteri was pleased to see his request for dedicated red, green and blue shell buttons had finally been implemented.
Robert McKay

194: Rocky relationship

I had based the script for Driven 2 on Ferrari’s season, but the producers said nobody would believe it.

Derek Edwards

195: Hamilton and Ben Sulayem

“I wasn’t joking when I said I will literally take matters in my own hands to prevent drivers from wearing earrings in the car…”

196: Drinks are on Adrian

In a bid to prove Newey isn’t employed by RBR, the team have had to get creative with ways to sneak him into the garage.

197: Diet de Muertos

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

198: Vasseur the splasher

Vassuer was delighted the extra 12 million in prize money meant Alfa could afford the big guns…
Rich Hill

199: Toss around

Daniel: If I was a quarterback my stats would be off the charts…
Lando: Yeah you’ve only been sacked once all season!

Pat Ruadh

200: Albon’s kitchen nightmare

Gordon Ramsay had to come out personally to remind drivers their steaks do not come “medium-softs”.

201: Limbering up for the season

“No Carlos, I meant how flexible is your car’s bottom…”
Only Facts!

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7 comments on “The RaceFans Caption Competition winners of 2022”

  1. Jonathan Parkin
    26th December 2022, 13:09

    These are all really good. 181 in particular burns more than Gollum’s trip to Mount Doom!

  2. This made my day. Didn’t realise I won it twice 😀 I am going to gloat all day now!

  3. Nice to see the recap.

    Although a little sad to see that my win for 201 was revoked??

    1. Yes, so was mine for 189, not sure what’s going on there!

  4. Does Stallone dye his eyebrows?

  5. Grats to all and thanks for this end of year re-cap.
    I know that my submissions are usually too mean or suggestive to be considered, but I enjoy taking part and seeing what others come up with, especially when they notice something in the shot that I have missed.
    Keep it going please team ;)

  6. Caption competition is so good. Please never stop it

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