Caption Competition 204: Eyes to the skies

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Mechanics are the backbone of any Formula 1 team and Alpine are no different in that regard.

But what were the Alpine crew looking at before the Singapore Grand Prix last year?

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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  • 35 comments on “Caption Competition 204: Eyes to the skies”

    1. The Alpine crew watching in disbelief the papaya glow as Oscar ascends.

    2. And Fernando will have mechanical issues in 3… 2… 1..

    3. “Oh, so THAT’s what a podium looks like!”

    4. Don’t you even think about double daring them to fight anymore mark. We are in the brink of catastrophe and signing those two wasn’t the brightest idea.

    5. Weather’s changing. Let the boys know they won’t need to fight the Ferraris.

    6. Caption:

      “Alpine pit crew, seen here celebrating their 2022 season high point of securing 5th fastest pit stop”

    7. Following a high speed crash that saw Alonso briefly hospitalised, the Alpine pit crew celebrate the news that the veteran driver’s ego is still very much intact

    8. Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

      “Look! Up in the sky!” “It’s a bird!” “It’s a plane!” “It’s Supermax!”

      Yes, it’s Supermax… strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men! Supermax… who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands! And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way!

      1. With such an international database here, you would most likely need to have grown up in the US watching black and white TV in the 50’s to get this :)
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkdDd7JhwOA&ab_channel=JohnDaniels

        1. No @forrestgump I got it along with The Nelson’s, Father Knows Best, Leave It To Beaver, My Three Sons, Sea Hunt, Silent Service, 77 Sunset Strip et al all without leaving Down Under.

    9. YES!!!!!
      They both made it through the warm up and to their grid positions without any collisions.

    10. Coventry Climax
      21st January 2023, 14:08

      “Hey, is that Mark Webber again? For Audi already? Thought he’d retired? Looks like the VW group still have to sort their aero.”

    11. And thats how we lost Oscar Piastri from under our nose

    12. “Oh look, a distant cloud. Better delay the start just in case there’s rain in it!”

    13. That new floor’s not giving us any more downforce!

    14. He ascended into heaven… …again.

    15. The F1 equivalent of football’s “spot the ball” competition is “spot the carbon fibre debris”.

    16. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
      21st January 2023, 17:44

      The Alpine team watch on with much pride as their driver Fernando Alonso overtakes Lance Stroll.

    17. Maybe Fernando finished the very wet Japanese GP in 7th, but the Alpine pitcrew were adamant his rooster tails were the most impressive.

    18. Alpine crew wagering on which of their driver will crash first when the rain starts.

    19. … who said Pierre G is a gift from heaven? … dunno… I’ll ask Ocon…

    20. During the recent years, often I have seen them doing the opposite of what I would like (they have lost Prost, Alonso, Piastri, and a by then still much better looking Ricciardo). So I hope, there they are not waiting for Ocon to emerge from the subways.

    21. I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky!

    22. The entire pit crew were mysteriously distracted as Fernando approached to ask them to his leaving drinks.

    23. They thought it was just a rumour, but there it was. The trophy case Fernando had made to house the silverware for races he believed he should have won.

    24. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
      22nd January 2023, 0:56

      After years on midfield struggles, the team had finally built an actual rocketship

    25. Hey, dude! Fireworks! Definitely Saudi Arabia GP wants to make an impression…

      Or…

      Hey, dude! What’s that silvery shiny flying piece? OMG that’s one of OUR pistons! Well, another “electrical” DNF…

    26. Alpine fresh strategy recruits from Ferrari still need adjustments in their routine to spot when to switch from inter to slick

    27. The smiles break out in happiness as they see it was Daniel coming up behind Alonso and not Lando !

    28. Alpine crew is expecting a blue moon rising soon.

    29. Do we have a balloon in that race?

    30. “When I grow up, I wanna be just like him”

    31. Keeping an eye as Fernando could always land from up there too, wanting to box and keep going! We better be ready, and not be slow for the pit stop chaps… you never know.

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    32. “No wonder they always win, Red Bull really does give them wings!”

    33. The Alpine crew were stunned by F1’s massive inflated figures

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