WATCH: Elon Musk Ends 2021 F1 Season With Famous French GP Meme

Published 12/19/2021, 2:40 AM EST
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake


Formula 1 is undeniably growing in the United States and has been attracting massive fan support from many recognizable faces, including a handful from Hollywood. Now, amidst the ever-growing trend, the latest to cherish his interest in F1 is Tesla and Space-X CEO, Elon Musk.

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The South African has been a part of the meme world for a while now, often sharing hilarious memes with his social media followers. Similarly, a Tweet showed up on Monday, only this time, the meme was about Formula 1. The timing was quite perfect, considering the title showdown took place only a day prior in Abu Dhabi.

What did Elon Musk tweet?

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A lot would have already come across this particular meme which was trending on social media during the early part of the 2021 season, especially during the French Grand Prix weekend. Well, Musk opted to end the insanely dramatic season with the same.

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during the race REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

The meme consists of an image starring a Ferrari car driving around Le Castellet with one of Formula 1’s official partners, Zoom, branded in the backdrop on the barriers. The image itself is self-explanatory, but, there were indeed captions to it.

I’m so happy Formula 1 started using subtitles,” it read.

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Memes on the sound of the F1 cars

If not the best, it at least has to be one of the best Formula 1 memes of the 2021 season. The ‘Zoom’ meme particularly illustrated the sound of the F1 cars. And when it comes to sound, who could ever forget the ‘neow guy’ who stole the show at the 2018 US GP?

The race was going intense, with David Croft and Martin Brundle onto their usual commentating skills. Then, all of a sudden, there was a weird noise showing up on the broadcast that sounded nothing like the F1 cars. The actual sound of the cars subsided, and instead, all the viewers could hear were ‘neows’.

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Where was it even coming from? Croft could hear it too, as he carried on with it after acknowledging someone mimicking the sound of the cars. And hardly a day later, the man behind this absolutely hilarious act came to light.

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As it turned out, he was on the tower, standing close to the camera. Hence, he used the opportunity to give the fans something to laugh about.

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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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