Caption Competition 203: Bath time

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Being a Formula 1 driver requires an intense physical fitness regime to ensure you have the strength and the endurance to stay at the fastest level lap after lap.

But what were Mercedes drivers George Russell and Lewis Hamilton thinking as they shared a cooling bath together last season?

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41 comments on “Caption Competition 203: Bath time”

  1. Mercedes want to make sure they won’t go over the budget cap with the testing facilities

  2. once a wingman always a wingman..

  3. While inexperienced George is innocently enjoying his moments at Mercedes, old hand Hamilton’s satisfied smile shows that he understands well the message hidden in fact that while George has to have his initials on his bathtub, Hamilton does not.

  4. In anticipation of a better season, Mercedes drivers are getting accustomed to being soaked in champagne.

  5. Lewis looks confident he’s got the grippier side.

  6. Bono, my soap has no grip out here!

  7. You sure this hydroelectric power thing will work George?
    Positive Lewis, you can even claim it for yourself.
    I can’t wait to see the look on Toto’s face.

  8. Lewis and George testing out the newest punishment from FIA for violating FIA rules and regulations.

  9. Ar you sure this new chassis concept will improve the ‘porpoising’?

  10. Having sold his jet, Lewis now gets transported to races in the same way as the other team members.

  11. Welcome to the Bumble Tub Club

  12. NEW! From JML…

    1. Grow your own racing driver!
      Hamilton: “Still I Rise”

  13. Russell and Hamilton try out a different sort of porpoising.

  14. Hey, that’s Sir Lewis Humidton!

  15. Mercedes drivers are cool about porpoising this year.

  16. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
    14th January 2023, 17:02

    Who said George didn’t have the bottle to hold his own beside Lewis

  17. Rubber duckie you’re the one
    You make bath time lots of fun
    Rubber duckie I’m awfully fond of you
    Rubber duckie joy of joys
    When I squeeze you, you make noise
    Rubber duckie you’re my very best friend it’s true

  18. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
    14th January 2023, 19:06

    LH “George why did you bring a drink with you?”
    GR “ I was talking to an Aussie and he said Bath-thirst is way scarier than F1”

  19. New FIA test for the tubs

  20. Practising to be Porpoises!

  21. Box, box, time for full wets. George first, Lewis to cover…

  22. Lewis is contented to observe that is motto holds true, still. Wee Rise.

  23. Lewis, have in you seen Cool Runnings?

  24. GR: Lewis, the bubbles gave it away!
    LH (sheepishly): Yeah yeah, knights are human too after all. Let’s see how long you are able to hold your “bubbles”.

  25. GR: At least my tub has my initials on it.
    LH (in his mind): Yeah, this is actually your 2023 car. All we need to do is add some wheels and you will be set.

  26. Jack (@jackisthestig)
    15th January 2023, 6:26

    “I appreciate you keeping your pants on man, Valtteri used to do this butt naked!”

  27. GR: “Take the damn photo now! This is freezing”
    LH: “If it’s so easy to fool him just by scribbling ‘GR’ on one side, next year I’ll troll him with the set-ups”

  28. George Russell bursted to laughs as he’s saw his team mate hands trying to cover up the bubbles that emerge to surface from his “rear end” and the look of his face full of relief.

  29. When we nail the wheels on it’s gonna work much better than Bernie’s sprinkler idea.

  30. I didn’t think Mercedes will take this budget cut thing this far.

  31. Toto Wolff’s 51st birthday party doesn’t go quite as expected…

  32. In a bid to meet the F1 cost cap, Mercedes explore novel applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics.

    1. To understand the porpoise, you must become the porpoise

  33. The FIAs new test to monitor driver exhaust emissions

  34. Mercedes discovers Cialis improves engine and tyre “performance” also.

    Explanation for European fans: I thought there would be all kinds of references to the Cialis bathtub commercial, but then I realized that outside the U.S. commercials are often not allowed for prescription drugs. In the U.S. we get all these commercials for drugs for erectile disfunction. The two main drugs are Viagra and Cialis (not sure if drugs are named the same in Europe). The Cialis commercials bizarrely end showing a man and woman siting in two separate bathtubs looking happy and satisfied just like George and Lewis here. Also in a lot of these ads, they use the euphemism, “performance” instead of saying erection.

  35. They are just trying out a bunch of new things as usual, and waiting for the heureka moment.

  36. With reduced wind tunnel time, Lewis and George test out their new tubs with CFD.

  37. With reduced wind tunnel time, Lewis and George have to test out their new tubs with Computational Fluid Dynamics.

  38. Lewis – “George.. you really shouldn’t be sipping on water right now. We could be here a while”

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