Pit Chat: Inspector Vettel, Detective D-Ric report for duty

Date published: October 15 2019

Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo show off their detective skills as we look back at the best bits from the Japanese Grand Prix.

But where else can we start other than…

Typhoon Hagibis

There is a slight chance you may have heard of a typhoon affecting the Japanese Grand Prix over the weekend. If you’re looking for someone to blame, look no further…

Whilst poor Pierre was getting a hard time, Max Verstappen took the opportunity to get some of the lads together for some FIFA.

Social post of the weekend? We think so…

The rare Saturday off also brought us Lando Norris throwing himself down a bowling alley…

Daniel Ricciardo singing to himself…

And a McLaren engineer who really should know better…

I Spy

Some of the drivers aren’t just Formula 1 drivers, you know? Oh no. They are international men of mystery, too.

Valtteri Bottas v437.0 (we’ve lost count) was revealed.

Sebastian Vettel did his usual inspecting of the Mercedes car, seemingly using his foot as a scale to weigh their front wing. He is just going to end up plonking himself in the car one of these days!

Sebastian Vettel

And doing some detective work was the one and only Daniel Ricciardo…

Any other business

Also in Japan, Vettel and Hamilton came to blows in the paddock…

Mercedes showed some self-awareness with this excellent tweet…

And Lando Norris responded in the most Lando Norris way possible after getting barged off the track by Alex Albon.

Last word

We will end on a rather poignant image after Mercedes ensured that this season will be the sixth consecutive campaign with them as double World Champions.

Sure, there were celebrations but one great man’s presence was certainly missed.

Danke Niki.

Niki Lauda

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