Pit Chat: IndyCar drivers mock current state of F1

Date published: May 14 2019

IndyCar drivers take a dig at the current state of F1, praise for Sebastian Vettel after a very good deed and beware of p*ssing off Guenther…

It’s time to look back over the best and worst bits from the Spanish Grand Prix weekend…

But first…

Motorhome madness

You don’t just bring car upgrades to Spain, you make home improvements too. It all got a little MTV Cribs in the build-up to race weekend, with teams up and down the new grid showing off their new pads.

Haas went for the classy, sleek look…

Red Bull decided to raid IKEA…

Upgrades, upgrades, upgrades

But what we really wanted to nosy at was the bits and pieces the teams brought for the cars. We are big fans of Haas’ ‘f**k it let’s just throw everything on there and see what happens’ approach.

We’re the same when making homemade pizza.

Even the marshals brought upgrades but, as the two leaf blowers found out, not all upgrades are guaranteed to work. They would have been quicker using tweezers.

And not everybody wants to talk about upgrades, do they Mattia?

Inspector Vettel

Ferrari’s upgrade plans continue to include sending Sebastian Vettel on a not-so-secret spying mission to Mercedes.

It doesn’t matter how many times you look at it, Seb, you cannot get in it…

He did have a genius plan, though, as BBC Sport reported…

You may have reservations about Vettel’s driving ability over the last few years. However, there is no denying he is a great bloke at heart. This was very nice of him…

One thing he certainly won’t be, though, is ambassador for the Dutch Grand Prix. Hardly a ringing endorsement for Zandvoort.

Another fine mess

Formula 1 is in a bit of a mess at the moment, you may have realised. Some are depressed about the current state, others appear to be revelling it.

Especially those in a racing series that does provide competitive action…

Which prompted a reply from a driver who has experienced both series…

Any other business

Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur provides best answer of the weekend…

But Guenther Steiner is still our favourite team principal. We would hate to p*ss him off…

Guenther would have been impressed with Max Verstappen’s latest foul-mouthed rant…

And Daniel Ricciardo’s response to Pierre Gasly after his lap was compromised…

Last Word

Well a last thousand words this time. We really enjoyed the battle between Mercedes and Ferrari this season. All one corner of it.

Still, there is always next year, right?

Follow us on Twitter @Planet_F1 and like our Facebook page.