Top 10 Memes of the 2021 Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix

Before we get into the memes, as a result of the last half of the Portuguese Grand Prix, I’d like to apologise for tempting fate 2 weeks ago.

It wasn’t a complete bore-fest initially, though!

They say it’s not the destination that matters, it’s the journey you take to get there, and before the pitstops, that journey was full of twists, turns and sudden gusts of drama. Much like Portimao right?

Now, with all that set, let’s rank the top 10.

1

Posted on Reddit by scarrxd

Car number 9 had an outstanding race for all the wrong reasons. For reasons that’ll become clear soon, the racing’s all mouth.

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2

Posted on Reddit by Brads_Brew_Lab

Ever the issue with F1 penalties, the punishments are often poor at fixing the damage inflicted on the victim. Mick Schumacher’s teammate takes this fact to another level, finishing last of the classified runners.

3

Posted on Reddit by sirbibendum

Memes 1 and 2 are just a couple of the 20-strong list of memes that could be written, as almost every other meme was taking the mick of the other Haas driver.

4

Posted on Reddit by littlebibitch

It seems hard to believe considering the finishes Bottas has achieved this season, but that’s the key word there, finishes. Just goes to show that consistently reaching the chequered flag can do wonders.

Just ask Alonso

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5

Posted on Reddit by ifthetiefitz

We’ve already mentioned Mick, if only to prevent ourselves from referencing the driver undeserving of an F1 seat.

It was amazing and promising to see SCH put a pass on a faster car on the lap board, great work.

6

Posted on Reddit by Meeloon

It must be unfamiliar territory for Hamilton, having the Red Bull driven by anyone other than Verstappen actually be in front of him on the track.  

No doubt this is delightful for the Red Bull pitwall, finally with a competitive 2nd car.

7

Posted on Reddit by HangmanAM

For all the same reasons Red Bull need a competitive 2nd car, a few years ago it would be inconceivable to see the second car in a team attack the other the way Lewis did, with a fantastic overtake around the outside on Bottas.

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8

Posted on Reddit by dpkcsgo

We’re quick to sing Russell’s praises around here (And quite rightly so he’s excellent if not a god).  

In a car described as ‘Peaky’ in traffic, managing to top the runners after 11th place in qualifying was a good achievement.

9

Posted on Reddit by Farenhytee

There was a lot to see in the first half of the Grand Prix, with some spectacular passing up and down the grid.

The second half however, as Mercedes took hold ended up as a snooze fest.

10

Posted on Reddit by 4160_Shine

Thanks to Mercedes looking a little more like themselves in the latter half of the race, the Portuguese Grand Prix seemed more like a dud all told.

All those laughs now wrapped up, we can only hope Catalunya makes a rare exciting race out of a rarely exciting race. It’s just 5 days until the cars are back out, just over the Iberian border.

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