Fans Flock to Twitter to Mock Red Bull Driver’s Uncanny Resemblance to Latifi’s Abu Dhabi F1 Crash

Published 12/14/2021, 10:50 AM EST


Red Bull junior driver Juri Vips took the wheel of championship-winning RB16B in Abu Dhabi today. The Estonian driver was a part of young driver testing in the Yas Marina Circuit.

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However, the F2 driver did not have a great outing in the F1 machinery. He went into the barriers during his morning testing gig at turn 14. Interestingly, his crash was a replica of Nicolas Latifi‘s seismic crash in the Abu Dhabi GP. The Williams of Latifi found the barriers going into turn 14 and that simply changed the course of the championship.

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Twitter reactions to Juri Vips crash in Red Bull F1 car

The uncanny resemblance of Vips’ crash to that of Latifi invited a storm of hilarious Twitter reactions. The fact that Mercedes are still planning on appealing against the Stewards’ decision also unleashed the creative horses of Twitteratis. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

A Twitter user took a dig at the Milton Keynes-based outfit saying, “Juri Vips trying to replicate Latifi’s crash so red bull can use it as evidence when they go to court” 

Another tweet read, “Juri Vips’s tribute to his friend Latifi is impressive, to show solidarity with him at this time when he continues to be harassed by the hordes of Sir Lewis fans.” (Translated via Google Translate)

Another tweet read, “I thought it was really cool that Red Bull asked Juri Vips to redo Latifi’s line in today’s test” (Translated via Google Translate)

Another user pointed out the irony in Vips’ crash. “Juri Vips met with the railing in a very ironic place” (Translated via Google Translate)

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A few Twitter users were disappointed and sad with the young Estonian’s crash. listening to Taylor swift’s discography while staring at Juri vips testing pics is this a new low or my all-time high,” read a tweet.

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World champion Verstappen was also back on the track for the tire tests, less than two days after the final race of the 2021 season. His teammate Checo Perez will join the testing on Wednesday. The teams are looking forward to adapting to the new cars for 2022, starting with the 18-inch tires in post-season testing. What are your opinions on the new regulations in the sport?

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Rituraj Tripathi

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Rituraj Tripathi is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. A true lover of speed, he is big fan of Lewis Hamilton and finds a future world champion in Lando Norris. Rituraj eagerly looks forward to the paddock moving to the Circuit de Monaco, and he finds Portier corner as the most exciting part of the track.

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