Top 10 Memes of the 2021 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

It’s been a little over 3 months without a race for the memers to get their teeth stuck into, but they’re back, and so are we!

It didn’t take long, (may we quote the late, great Murray Walker in saying “Its happened immediately, this is amazing!” about a certain pay driver) as we’ll get into in a short moment.

Bahrain under the lights always packs a punch, and this year was no exception, without further ado, let’s get into the memes!

1.

Posted to Reddit by Space-manatee

Here on Sportlight, we’re not exactly a fan of this one’s transgressions on and off-track by themselves. However, after cutting the line in Q1’s final out-laps, only to spin and draw the ire of some of the most experienced drivers the sport has seen, it would have been ideal for him to keep his nose clean and out of the way. He achieved 50% of that.

2.

Posted to Reddit by The-Protactor-Cult

They really were and yet, as commenter JBounce369 put it, Bottas’ Pitstop was longer than Mick’s teammates’ race.

3.

Posted to Reddit by Danger_Peanut

Even given the hope harboured among those bored from 2010-2013 of the Seb’s dominance, seeing this continued fall from grace is just sad more than anything else.

His radio outburst was probably as a result of emotions running high, as nobody could see the collision being Ocon’s fault.

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4.

Posted to Reddit by Alex186

As much as the application of track limits leaves so much to be desired, particularly given that when and where errors seemed more important than anything, blame can’t be levelled at the stewards. Track limits need to be hard and fast throughout the weekend to stop the furore every week.

5.

Posted to Reddit by peter_inwl

As if by magic to emphasise the previous point, a wild track limits meme appeared. In all seriousness though, all the drivers are playing the track limits cute and adhering to them only where they’ll get penalised by the stopwatch or the FIA.

6.

Posted to Reddit by Ikcatcher

Many a Hamilton critic will have been disappointed at this weeks’ result, as Mercedes are off to a great start courtesy of car 44’s best start to a season in 5 years.

Taking the edge off that reality however, will have been the whirlwind of strategies between the two that enabled an epic 5 lap battle between the hottest racing talents in the world.

7.

Posted to Reddit by fatcat_666

There are parallels between Russell and Tsunoda that can be drawn: Both are prodigious talents capable of thrilling and impressing this author in equal measure, have tremendous car control making them inarguably rapid and finally, both deserve a spot at the top teams next year.

Seeing Tsunoda take points in his debut when George was stuck with a dog of a Williams just stings, just a little bit.

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8.

Posted to Reddit by fatcat_666

Checo has had a rough old time of it the last few years, and has really polished his initial rough edges to be loved in the paddock.  To see him get another shot in a top car is brilliant, though despite it being an obvious talent, he’s had to make far too much use of his speed through the pack, and we hope he has to use it less in his Red Bull career.

9.

Posted to Reddit by Remarkable_Winter549

Tsunoda (In an especially rapid AlphaTauri let’s not forget) really showed his class all weekend, particularly by keeping seasoned veterans behind in a highly competitive race. This meme doesn’t show it, but Tsunoda managed to split the world championship count evenly down the field, 7 up front, a sum of 7 behind him.

10.

Posted to Reddit by Redspirrit

Given the amount of memes floating around, and cut out of this list, about the other Haas driver after that performance this must have been the entire F1 meme making fraternity.

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Overall, with the competitiveness that’s surprised us in this latest iteration of the Formula 1 World Championship thusfar, albeit early, we can’t wait to see what’s next in store. We also can’t wait to see whether Red Bull can maintain and convert their obvious pace at Imola in just under 3 weeks’ time.

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