Lewis Hamilton could only finish third behind both Kimi and Max Verstappen, thus losing out on a chance to wrap up the title. The incident might have dampened the spirits of the Mercedes camp a wee bit but their social media team seemed unaffected by the whole thing, as they engaged Force India in a hilarious battle of tweets.
Mercedes put out a tweet saying they arrived in Mexico and in jumped Force India, who are fast becoming the best twitter account among all F1 teams. They typed out a cheeky reply and what followed was just hilarious to read for any fan.
Check out their hilarious tweet sequence:
Force India faced a lot of troubles mid-way through the season but they have bounced back and how. They qualified third and fourth in a wet Belgium GP and are now catching McLaren in the constructors’ championship, vying for sixth place.
McLaren are on 58 points owing to their strong early season form, while Force India are on 47 and are definitely sure to pass the McLaren team in the remaining three races. The Woking-based team have fallen off the radar and are consistently one of the slowest cars for the past few races.
Mercedes, on the other hand, almost look to have wrapped up the drivers’ title for Lewis Hamilton, as the Brit only needs a seventh place finish to clinch it in Mexico, regardless of where closest rival, Vettel, finishes.
The more interesting battle for the German team will be that of the constructors’ title, as Ferrari are still in with a chance on that front. They are currently on 563 points, 66 points ahead of Ferrari.
The Scuderia supposedly reverted to an old-spec car for Austin and beat Mercedes for pace, so they’ll still be wary of losing a title they have been winning consecutively for the past four years.
The F1 fraternity head to Mexico this weekend after a pulsating US Grand Prix where Kimi Raikkonen took his first victory in nearly six years. The Iceman’s 21st victory made him the most successful Finnish driver of all time, a record he shared so far with Mika Hakkinen.