Top 10 Memes of the 2021 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix

After the race last week that we were, we’ll say treated to, the likelihood that the Red Bull Ring would throw up a dud again was very low. Similarly, so were Lewis Hamilton’s chances of success after some unseen damage neutered his entire race to the point not even a full meme was dedicated to covering that particular detail as Verstappen yet again extended his championship lead, giving the Brit a massive mountain to climb at Silverstone and beyond.

Let’s see what did make the cut on the internet this week.

1

Posted on Reddit by CapnMorgan03

Its seemed that either F1 fans have short memories or that F1’s nature is that of dominance by one team that hits its interpretation of the ruleset out of the park.

Given his history with pushing drivers trying to overtake to the limit let’s say, it looked like Hamilton had been giving Norris some lessons in keeping a Red Bull behind. The threshold for a penalty seems to have dropped in the time between those teachings however, so the 7-time champion might want to take care doing the same.

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2

Posted on Reddit by Davus55

After being pushed off the track courtesy of Norris earlier in the race, you’d think the Mexican would have been more sympathetic to drivers going round the outside. Alas, Perez gives as hard as he gets and decided to double dip on the staunch defence for good measure.

3

Posted on Reddit by BSForFun

They say you should learn from your mistakes but apparently Checo and Yuki weren’t in the mood to take on board any lessons and decided to try and get away with a second infraction. The stewards didn’t look too kindly on that however.

4

Posted on Reddit by 33Marthijs46

Another meme here taking aim at Perez, but to be honest, the level of hypocrisy in the Red Bull cockpit was huge as Sergio kept pushing Leclerc over the white lines after being on the receiving end.

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5

Posted on Reddit by The_Dark_Duck_Rises

Good on Lando, what a sense of humour to take a tongue in cheek jibe at the Dutch fans and the Netherland’s national colours, which were obviously based of William of Orange’s love for the Woking-based racing outfit.

6

Posted on Reddit by Fcancersshotoutboosie

If you’d tuned in to the race having not seen the start and not taken a glance at the driver tower graphic, you could have forgotten Verstappen was even in the race as, compared to last week, chaos ensued behind.

That won’t worry the championship leader however. He was well out of trouble out front.

7

Posted on Reddit by MR_GhastFace

Given his remorse later on in the day, it’s clear Alonso has a heart and can obviously feel for the British driver having had to take away his points. It is however Formula 1 and the Spanish young driver can’t afford to leave points on the table for the sake of sentiment.

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Posted on Reddit by VenomessA92

The flipside of Russell fighting so hard for his chance of points for the first time would have been stressful anyway, were it not the 2-time world champion and only a mere mortal F1 driver.

9

Posted on Reddit by TheUncleTiki

As Max took the victory is seemed a sandstorm took over the circuit, but apparently it was just flares from the, let’s say enthusiastic, fans. Given much more and the drivers wouldn’t have been able to see.

10

Posted on Reddit by thegunrunner

It’s been a horrible trip to Austria for Ocon and his new contract has done nothing for his results and if anything has cursed them. This all came to a head when he was sandwiched, Indian Jones style and had to retire before reaching the 4th corner. Given how badly Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was, maybe Harrison Ford should have taken some pointers.

With that, that’s the third meme review of the race in as many weeks. We take a break now as does F1 until we return to the home of British motorsport in 2 weeks time at Silverstone. We hope you come back and take a look then.

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