Mercedes F1 Celebrate Unexpected Mexican GP Qualifying Result With an Amusing Meme

Published 11/06/2021, 8:05 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 6, 2021 Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas celebrates pole position with Lewis Hamilton Pool via REUTERS/Edgard Garrido


Mercedes AMG have often portrayed themselves as minnows against Red Bull since the start of the race weekend in Mexico City. Neither Lewis Hamilton nor Valtteri Bottas was able to match Max Verstappen’s blistering pace on Friday.

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And early on Saturday, with Sergio Perez joining the party in FP3, Mercedes’ pole position hopes only diminished further; Perez and Verstappen were over 0.3s quicker than the Silver Arrows in qualifying runs. Hence, the entire F1 fandom was ready to witness another qualifying outing where Red Bull absolutely overpower their rivals.

But, then arrived the shocker on the very same, only hours later. Turns out, Mercedes weren’t that bad after all, as Bottas went on to claim his 3rd pole position of the season and further maintained his decent point-scoring streak since the Mercedes F1 exit announcement.

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Mercedes F1 celebrate their qualifying success

Mercedes did not only win on the track but also on Twitter with a rather hilarious post starring the ‘doge’. Through the meme, the Brackley outfit depicted how poor they were in FP3 and how things unexpectedly changed in qualifying.

And that’s not it. Mercedes weren’t the only ones showing off this dramatic turnaround using memes but also the F1 fans. F1 twitter just wasn’t ready for a Mercedes’ front-row lockout, and the moment it happened, the entire fandom went berserk.

Here are some of the tweets that caught our attention.

Big task in hand for Bottas & Hamilton on Sunday?

Yes, Mercedes may have grabbed on to the best possible team result on a Saturday afternoon – a front-row lockout. But, their journey towards glory is only halfway over, as the big event is still a day away. And both the drivers have a major task at hand, which is to keep the Red Bull duo at bay.

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Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 6, 2021 Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas celebrates pole position Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Guasco

One might think, Mercedes have a strong straight-line speed. Hence, it could be a fairly easy task for Bottas and Hamilton to defend against Verstappen and Perez. But, the truth is, it’s not.

Mexico’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is one of the fewest circuits where a driver regrets starting from the front row, thanks to the long run into the first corner, much like Sochi. So, the start of the Mexican GP is likely to trigger a four-way battle for the lead, but who is eventually going to come ahead?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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