Pit Chat: Bored Alonso takes swipe at Formula 1

Date published: May 29 2018 - Editor

Out of all the Formula 1 races we have ever had…the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix was certainly one of them. Let’s forget about the race and try pick out some good bits, shall we?

But first…

YMCA

Before we get stuck into Monaco, we have to go back to the previous weekend where Daniel Ricciardo was also on very good form.

At a demo event in Zandvoort, the Aussie provided a contender for image of the season when stopping by with @F1girlsquad

Then he danced like nobody was watching…

FOMing at the mouth

We are six races into the 2018 season and the coverage provided by FOM continues to be a bit of a shambles.

We thought they had gone for good, but the brothers are back!

Not to mention the many glitches with the leaderboard, which on occasion disappeared altogether. Not a good look.

Usually, only three drivers are picked for the pre-weekend press conference. The two main title rivals? Check. A rising star at his home grand prix? Check. That should do it.

No, let’s crowbar Romain Grosjean in there for good measure as well after back-to-back retirements. Make him sweat a bit.

The press conference did have one stand-out moment, though, with Lewis Hamilton mentioning the ‘v word’.

Where are we dropping?

We consider it a miracle that Hamilton even turned up to race this weekend after discovering this…

Inspired by the post, Formula 1 got in on the act as well…

Done deal

Whilst on the subject of Hamilton, we can exclusively reveal that he has indeed signed a new contract with Mercedes.

Too much info

A lot is said and written about Hamilton over the course of the season. Some of it is probably better left not on the airwaves…

Cooler than cool

There were some things that were very much worth broadcasting and none were cooler than McLaren recreating Ayrton Senna’s untelevised pole lap in Monaco from 1988, complete with commentary from Murray Walker.

You could watch this over and over and over again.

Also, just how cool does Mika Hakkinen look here?

See you 6.30pm tonight @valtteribottas #flatout #f1 #formula1 @inzdr

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We have also included that video as a perfect link and excuse to potentially drive you mad as you try and find his Formula 1 car in this pic. We won’t say how long it took us.

Max Crashtappen

We think it’s about time to discuss one of the elephants in the room: Max Verstappen.

This tweet aged well…

And although Max isn’t counting Spain, we all know it is six incidents in six race weekends for the Dutchman.

You do wonder whether he will ever learn when you see the striking similarity between his 2016 and 2018 crashes in Monaco…

After his crash, you can either make a very valid point…

Or go down this particular rabbit hole…

There really is something for everyone.

And Max better watch out, his replacement is already been lined up…

At least the bromance with Daniel Ricciardo is still alive and well.

Zzz…

And now for the second elephant: that god-awful race we had to sit through. Is it any wonder we get them when comments such as these are made in the build-up?

“Formula One is about selling glamour and parties,” said Liberty boss Greg Maffei.

Pass us the sick bag.

We very much enjoyed Fernando Alonso’s very passive aggressive, capped up RACE in his tweet after. We very much enjoyed the Indy 500, too.

Bet he wishes he went there again instead, but he can take some comfort for having something to celebrate the past weekend.

Get the swear jar

Two stand-out F-bombs this weekend. One completely expected…

One not so much…

Any other business

If only Lance Stroll was as quick on track as he is in his interviews…

Nico Hulkenberg provided quote of the weekend…

Mercedes with the typo of the weekend…

Which of course led to one Reddit user creating this…

And let’s hear it for good guy, Sebastian.

Last word

More of a last picture this week. Red Bull gives you wings.

Until Canada…