Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Miami, 2024

Caption Competition 242: Facepalm

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It’s fair to say that Lewis Hamilton has endured a frustrating couple of years in Formula 1.

But what happened to provoke this reaction from the seven times world champion in Miami?

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60 comments on “Caption Competition 242: Facepalm”

  1. Hamilton just found out what was holding Mercedes back. Tell the team and we will be in contention next weekend.

    1. PMccarthy_is_a_legend (@pmccarthy_is_a_legend)
      12th May 2024, 21:32

      I’m facepalming at this comment.Terrible…

  2. Violet! We have to paint our cars violet! I can’t believe we did not find earlier that this is how we unlock the full potential of our aerodynamics package.

    1. PMccarthy_is_a_legend (@pmccarthy_is_a_legend)
      12th May 2024, 21:32

      Omg so bad.

  3. Oh man, I just remembered that I din’t turn off the oven !

  4. “I left the files at the photocopier”

  5. Constantijn Blondel
    11th May 2024, 8:37

    “Ferrari’s the RED car, not the BLUE one”

    1. This is a good one.

  6. “What’s Mohammed Ben Sulayem said now?”

  7. Lewis just learned that Ferrari catering don’t do veggie!

  8. Use as much innuendo as you want, as often as you want.
    I’m thinking press conf, drivers meetings grid walks, social . And now I find innuendo is an Italian suppositorie. Not cool man.

    1. now I find innuendo is an Italian suppositorie.

      If this doesn’t take the prize, you’ve been robbed.

      1. @davedai

        Just seen the result – you were robbed.

  9. notagrumpyfan
    11th May 2024, 10:12

    Shoot, forgot about second gear!

  10. A visual representation of Lewis’ inner dialogue as he headed into turn 1 in the Miami sprint race…

  11. F1 fan:- Drivers are solely responsible for F1 Championship victory.

  12. Only Facts!
    11th May 2024, 10:49

    How could you miss it? You just had to dive on the inside and take them all out! Watch my replays, Checo!

  13. That ¤#%! Fernando put superglue on my hand when I was asleep.

      1. Jeanne James
        13th May 2024, 12:44


  14. “Ping”

    OMG Toto has got my new number

    1. Lewis it’s Ted Kravitz from sky. You promised me a one on one interview…

  15. Bono: “Lewis just letting you know Serena Williams is still hanging around outside your motor home”.

  16. Darn mosquitos

    1. Good one!

  17. All this time I thought “no wins” was just how you pronounced his name

  18. AllTheCoolNamesWereTaken
    11th May 2024, 12:20

    Already busy preparing for his switch to Ferrari, Hamilton was caught rehearsing appropriate reactions to his future team’s strategy calls.

  19. Lewis learns that Ferrari HR have misheard the management’s request to sign Hamilton & Newey, and their 2026 car will actually be designed by Harrison Newey.

  20. Urvaksh (@thedoctor03)
    11th May 2024, 13:09

    “Get in there, Lewis” has a different feel to it when the Mercs don’t win.

    1. I literally laughed out loud

  21. “Newey reveals his decision: He’s moving to Mercedes in 2025.”

    1. Good one! :)

    2. Very good!

    3. Very good!

  22. “Argghh BRAIN FREEZE! – I’ve eaten too much Italian ice cream.”

  23. Electroball76
    11th May 2024, 14:37

    “You can’t see me!”

  24. Lewis has started to do anti-aging yoga exercises during press conferences for better utilization of his time. Here, he is seen doing forehead firmer.

  25. When you remember you could have been a 10 time world champion already if it was not for bad McLaren team management in 2008, a random engine failure in 2016 and a questionable application of the rules in 2021.

  26. Tom Chaplin
    11th May 2024, 15:12

    Man, I wish I had a V8.

  27. “So about Xavi Marcos’s new role, he’s not going to be my new race engineer, is he…?”
    “We are checking, Lewis.”

  28. Derek Edwards
    11th May 2024, 15:57

    Seeing other people luck in under a safety car never gets less painful.

  29. A distraught Lewis Hamilton is kicked out of the Ferrari team WhatsApp group after telling them that pineapple is his favourite pizza topping.

  30. Lewis read the fineprint on his Ferrari contract; he signed as a number two driver.

    1. Jeanne James
      13th May 2024, 12:45

      Good one!

  31. Lewis read the fineprint on his Ferrari contract; he signed as a number two driver.

    That’s what Alonso thought some years ago, he was wrong too. :P

  32. What! They’ve replaced Leclerc with Verstappen.

  33. “I could have spent this season on gardening leave?!”

  34. OMG, I just had the most terrible dream where I was Nico Rosberg!

  35. When “Bono, my tyres are dead!” is not a bluff.

  36. BS!
    You were supposed to take those sandbags out years ago.

  37. Lewis realises he is not a god, despite the belief of the faithful team LH to the contrary

  38. Lewis tries channeling spirits after being told his ‘medium’ performance needed work.


    1. Jeanne James
      13th May 2024, 12:45

      Very good!

  40. Wait, boys do wear princess dresses!

  41. Jeanne James
    13th May 2024, 12:42

    Damn! I forgot to take off my new design skirt/pants before weigh-in.

  42. Jeanne James
    13th May 2024, 16:28

    Damn! I should’ve taken off my new design skirt-pants before weigh in.

  43. Oh no! I said “A volte sono scoreggio” (Sometimes I fart). I meant to say “A volte sono scoraggiato” (Sometimes I’m discouraged).

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