Top 10 Memes of the 2021 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

As always with a race at Catalunya, as nice as the circuit may be to drive in isolation, we were buckled in for a ninety minute bore-fest similar to Portugal’s second half.

We were, however, pleasantly surprised to be so wrong. There’s always different styles of F1 race that bring the X-Factor that never seem to appear when showing a sceptic the sport. Crazy weather, high speed duels, differing concepts racing to the finish or when completely different strategies are so close in outcome by the end a winner cannot be predicted. Even watching a complete masterclass, by someone who just clicks with their car in a way some drivers seldom can, has its value.

This week we were treated to two marginal strategies coming to a head, catching one team out and putting the other on top.

Whatever the race though, there’s bound to be something to laugh at about it. Here’s our 10 favourites post-race.

1

Posted on Reddit by Cold_keys

It was a nightmare of a day for pit crews up and down the pitlane.

Red Bull took 100% longer than their normal stops and Alfa Romeo almost sent Gio out on a set of tyres that came pre-punctured. (Well done that mechanic for spotting that). Alpine did an outstanding job however, getting Alonso back out in front of the Aston.

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2

Posted on Reddit by SubieBryan

After Imola, it’s been a bit suspicious with how Mercedes are able to keep Hamilton in contention.

Maybe this is how, or at least that’s how the sceptics seem to think.

3

Posted on Reddit by mattialeonetti

After the slightly dull round at Portimao, the teams mannged to really spice up the status quo finish we’re coming to expect. However, the Merc of just Lewis must be that good to fix the result we’ve come to expect. Either that or Hamilton is actually the talent he’s looked all his career.

4

Posted on Reddit by sge_freaky

It’s looked like quite the fall from grace in the first 4 races of this season for two drivers who have, let’s not forget, won 6 world championships between them and been in contention for a further 4. Squabbling over 2 places out of the points isn’t anything even the greatest sceptic of the two drivers really wants to see.

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5

Posted on Reddit by JohannesBartholomeus

After being humbled with a strategy in Hungary of 2019, reminiscent of a good TV plot twist, piecing things that in hindsight look obvious.

Maybe it’s a little harsh to say that Red Bull should have seen the stars aligning for Mercedes to pull a near identical move on them.  At home it seemed to be as we say, obvious.

6

Posted on Reddit by GoldDecision7

If the stars were aligning for Mercedes, they were three pointed stars, to say the least. Lewis Hamilton’s incredible speed, Mercedes’ magic strategy and tardiness at Red Bull all combined to give the Knight the victory.

7

Posted on Reddit by tstols

Loving this new format that’s come about.

After Milton Keynes’ F1 team has made the best of not having the best car, through strategy might we add. It shouldn’t take Red Bull to get back on-from with figuring out when to pit and when to push. We look forward to those days when they do reappear.

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8

Posted on Reddit by patcachu

Stroll took a bad rap very early on in his career for his status as what can only be described as a pay driver. The revelation, in a bad way, of Haas’ second driver and some undeniably solid performances and moves have re-shaped our opinion of the Canadian.

9

Posted on Reddit by adit23281

You just got the feeling that the Alpine on Alonso could have really done with about 3 fewer laps before he just got mugged by everyone behind him, dropping him to an anonymous position by the end.

10

Posted on Reddit by TheNopeGoat

Not only is the subject of this meme slow and looks to be a terrible person, he also seems to be completely unaware of what he’s doing in a race. To quote Martin Brundle from Portimao “That’s the Leader”. Running around in last is one thing, genuinely affecting the outcome of races for the good drivers is another and it’s showing what the limit of talent really is.

So, once in a blue moon it turns out Catalunya can spice up the action in a way it normally doesn’t. Normally the circuit can be as boring and offer as little in terms of on-track action as Monaco. Coincidentally and conveniently for this particular outro, that’s the race up next. F1 jets off to the principality for the jewel in the crown and we’ll be back here in 2 weeks irreverently wrapping it all up. See you then

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