Mercedes F1 Team Bring Out Their A-Game on Twitter After Facebook’s Shutdown

Published 10/05/2021, 7:36 AM EDT
Motor racing – Formula One – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice REUTERS/Anton Vaganov


Top social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp simultaneously went down for over 6 hours, leaving users confused as to what had gone wrong. Yesterday afternoon, users started complaining that new messages were not being loaded and user feeds were getting disrupted across all the three social media apps, all of which are owned by Facebook.

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The only major social media that was up and running was Twitter. As expected, people had a fun time trading memes on Twitter. Mercedes F1 Team’s social media team joined in on the fun as well.

Mercedes was one of us when the social media apps went down

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Mercedes tweeted this meme, created on a template of Valtteri Bottas’ reaction to the Lewis Hamilton – Max Verstappen crash at Monza that they themselves had posted a few days back.

These tweets were put out as the team slowly realized that it was not just WhatsApp, but also Instagram and Facebook were experiencing a blackout.

Other F1 teams joined in too, with Alpine replying to Mercedes’ tweet.

The other Social Media Platforms were all up, including TikTok, LinkedIn, and, yes, Twitter.

Another hilarious moment was when Mercedes suddenly started tweeting random stuff after saying that they were just trying to find the Mercedes MySpace password.

There were several hilarious replies to that thread as well!

Someone mocked Lewis’ habit of saying “Bono, my tires are gone,” in some hilarious tweets.

 

Mercedes even seemed to have made plans in case Twitter went down as well! They sent a loving tweet to all the fans promising they would meet again at the Turkish GP next week.

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However, all the services resumed after a long 6 hours, to the relief of EVERYONE. Even though in some cases partially. But something is still better than nothing.

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What did you make of Mercedes’ amusing method to pass time while three popular social networking applications were down? Were you following their banter on Twitter? Let us know in the comments section.

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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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