F1 Twitter Goes on a Laugh Riot as Mercedes Asks for Bottas Memes

Published 09/22/2021, 2:26 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 6, 2021 Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix REUTERS/Albert Gea


The Formula One Press Team seems to have taken on the responsibility to churn out meme materials after every GP. The 2021 Italian GP finished with Valtteri Bottas taking the 3 podium place behind Ricciardo and Norris. During the post-race presentation ceremony, David Coulthard showed Bottas the footage of what turned out to be the biggest talking point of the weekend.

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We are, of course, talking about the crash between Championship title-contenders Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. And well, Bottas’ reaction was the most perfect meme material that F1 twitter could have expected.

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The Mercedes F1 team was quick to jump at the opportunity to have a good laugh. They posted on Twitter a picture with Bottas’ reaction, and the screen behind him was replaced with a greenscreen.

They challenged the fans to come up with creative interpretations of what Bottas could have alternatively been reacting to. And the fans didn’t disappoint at all!

The memes ranged from Toto Wolff’s reaction to Bottas passing Perez and being overtaken again in the very next corner to Bottas defying team orders to put in the faster lap at Zandvoort.

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One of the memes which clearly stood out was a reference to when the F1 media team messed up big time at Monaco. They cut away the camera from the only wheel to wheel fight in the Monaco GP to show random footage of Lance Stroll.

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Fans got even more creative as they went to the lengths of referencing old memes inside the new template.

This one is a reference to some previous press conference where a journalist asked an insanely long question to the drivers, to which the drivers had no reply. Because, well, no one could concentrate long enough to listen till the end.

There was a hoard of other funny memes as well, such as:

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However, our personal favorite was a meme that we could relate to on a spiritual level.

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Riddhi Mondal

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport.

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