Nico Hulkenberg, 2024

Caption Competition 237: Nic-OMG

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Three days of pre-season testing in Bahrain ahead of the start of the Formula 1 season next week hardly threw up any major shocks or surprises.

So what has gotten Haas driver Nico Hulkenberg to react like this?

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47 comments on “Caption Competition 237: Nic-OMG”

  1. Hulk is over the moon with the news that their ’24 car will be able to do a 3-lap stint, before destroying its tires.

    1. We posted the same comment at the same time :D

  2. 3 quick laps on the same tyres?!?!

  3. Coventry Climax
    24th February 2024, 9:57

    Really? Jerejj already predicted that?

    ;-) And please take it as such.

    1. :D Winner!

    2. Coventry Climax When did I predict & what precisely, unless you’re referring to the 3-lap stint posts above?

      1. Coventry Climax
        25th February 2024, 10:21

        First of all, @jerejj, it’s intended as just a bit of fun among the people that visit this site and comment frequently.
        Please don’t take it seriously as it’s certainly not intended that way. Your opinions are as good as mine, and I fully respect all that. (As long as they’re opinions; some here bring their comments like they are the sole, devine, ultimate truth. Mind you, I most certainly do not consider you one of them.)

        As to the why, that’s because it struck me how frequently you comment on things with words in the line of ‘as expected’, which in essence, conveys prediction.

  4. OMG I am joining Red Bull, really

  5. This is our new secret weapon for engine cooling.
    The driver is functioning as a biotech airbox.
    You don’t want to see the exit line.

  6. Nico linked to Teletubby move following unpromising Haas testing.

    1. (The better move would be Nico to Ferrari and Leclerc to somewhere else.)

      1. Nico could be the best wing man of all time. Make it happen, Ferrari!

  7. “Toto is on the phone? …… really!”

    1. Jonathan Parkin
      24th February 2024, 13:22

      That’s a good one

    2. Great one.

    3. That’s what I was going to go for.

      Mercedes are on the phone checking your availability in 2025.

    4. Great!

  8. Haas guy: ‘Nico, your odds of getting your first podium have trippled!’

    Nico: ‘For real? OMG!’

    Haas Guy (just after the picture): ‘Yep, we’re up to 0,3% chance now!’

  9. No, look, I’M The Stig!

  10. So Nico how did it feel out there. Any improvements?

    Nico – “Peek-A-Boo”

  11. Porsche wants you for Le Mans again.

  12. Wow! Brad Pitt wants me as his double for the racing scenes?

  13. “And when I put this on…

    …I still haven’t won a race!”

  14. Jonathan Parkin
    24th February 2024, 13:23

    I can’t believe I’m only six races from beating Andrea De Cesaris

  15. Nico’s face on learning that in pre-season testing, Haas is first among all the teams…
    .. in terms of mileage covered

  16. No more Gunther I feel sooooooo relieved!!!!!

  17. Coventry Climax
    24th February 2024, 17:53

    Magnussen just said he’s ready to suck yours now..

  18. Nico is told that, due to a mechanical problem, he won’t be able to drive the Haas today.

  19. Nico, we would really like you to sign a contract with us for the next season.

  20. NH: So, all this time in testing, we were running our power unit at just 70%!!!

  21. Hi Nico. Mercedes have been in touch. They say they are missing a driver called Nico ;-)

  22. Hulkenberg’s excitement was short lived when Toto apologised for calling the wrong Nico

    1. This is it!

  23. With the new overall, the Hulk stakes at Sauber just increased.

  24. Nothing quite like a mechanic with warm hands!

  25. So, Nico, we worked hard on this over the winter. The only way we can keep you happy in the cockpit over a race distance is through this laughing gas soaked balaclava.

  26. ‘The real shock from testing was Haas were running two small holes in the nose, but one much larger opening beneath…’

  27. “Hey Nico, Kevin said his offer from 2017 still stands!”

  28. After not believing him initially, the Hulk had to show the team that his fireproof balaclava was definitely too tight.

  29. Engineer on radio: “Hey, boss, we’ve got a problem. Yep, Nico’s overdone the Iceman impression again. Yeah, completely frozen over.”

  30. After several laps complaining about the tracking Nico comes back into the pits to get he’s eyes re-calibrated…

  31. “Horner did WHAT …!?!?”

  32. Toto called!

  33. Haas had finally signed a top American driver in the form of Will “Ricky Bobby” Ferrell

  34. “Hey Nico, your phone’s ringing – it’s Toto!”

    (…Nico: “Hi, yes this is Nico. No, not Rosberg. No worries Toto, it’s an easy mistake to make”)


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