Pit Chat: Mad Max Verstappen strikes again

Date published: November 14 2018

Max Verstappen

The weighing scales triggered all the action as Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel both saw red in Brazil.

Time to take a look at the best bits from the Brazilian Grand Prix, but first…

Honesty the best policy

We have to start with an old interview with Nico Hulkenberg, purely for the answer he gave to this question in one of his Brazilian Grand Prix previews.

Childhood dreams

We saw the naughty sides of Lewis Hamilton (Sirotkin swerve) and Sebastian Vettel (weighing scale meltdown) in Brazil, but here are a couple of nice moments to help readdress the balance a bit.

We’re not crying, you’re crying…

And Sebastian with his trademark give his cap away to a young kid, especially with him wearing a Mercedes one to begin with.

X rated

Hopefully the kids’ ears were covered when Vettel provided Radio Message of the Year. At least he has won something this season…

And just how big was that something between your legs, Sebastian?
The Ferrari mechanics also did their bit to help with the investigation.
Whilst on the subject of erm, that, Daniel Ricciardo gave us some insight into where on earth “tripping major nutsack” came from in Mexico.

Weight of pressure

Before we head over to Kimi corner, you may not have seen this alternative angle of Vettel and just how much damage he caused to those poor, defenceless weighing scales in qualifying.

 

We very much enjoyed his sudden change of mind during the post-qualifying interviews. He just couldn’t help himself.

“I don’t think I should say something”

5 seconds later…

“Well, I think it’s unfair they call us in…”

Vettel got a reprimand and a 25,000 Euro fine for his troubles, this punishment would have been much more entertaining.

Kimi corner

Kimi’s mood has noticeably improved since his future was resolved with a imminent return to Sauber. He continues to be in good form in his interviews and may have just figured out why he is being let go by Ferrari…

There are still some robotic elements to work on, however…

And Kimi XP anyone?

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In Brazil. Photo @calloalbanese

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The most striking image, however, was this. Add to the ever-increasing file of textbook Kimi.

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Im in party mode. Photo @calloalbanese

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It is I, Leclerc

The real reason why Raikkonen is moving on is he is making way for a very special talent in Charles Leclerc. What about that Q2 lap, eh? Well worth another watch.

He even showed off his British sitcom knowledge to everyone as well…

And if you don’t know where that quote comes from…

He seriously needs to work on his golf, though…

Seek bromance

Just one race to go with Verstappen and Ricciardo as team-mates, we have to savour moments like these…

While Max is certainly savouring his. Cheeky.

And Ricciardo just cannot help himself when he sees Mercedes’ phone, can he? First Malaysia in 2017, now this…

So Stoffel Vandoorne went from hitting a bird in qualifying to flipping the bird…

Handbags

You will have all seen the argy bargy between Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon in the weighing room. You may not have heard the full radio message that Max gave after the race. He was coming for him…

Verstappen said, in more explicit terms than we will share, that Ocon was weak in their confrontation. We’re not sure, he had to have pretty large cajones to go on Dutch TV with this look.

Not everyone saw the funny side to their collision, but at least some did…

Even the Bahrain International Circuit Twitter account got in on the act…

Any other business

The rather dull and generic pre-race stats got a much needed upgrade…

You have to have your wits about you at every track. You never know who is lurking…

And some people were a little too hopeful some heavy rain was on the way to Interlagos…

Nico Rosberg wasn’t too happy with the image used to mark Mercedes’ 100th pole position in Formula 1…

And if you are not following ex-Caterham driver Giedo van der Garde on Twitter, then you are missing out.

Last word

No words needed this time, just this:

One race left to go…

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