Date published: September 1 2020
The jokes continue at Ferrari’s expense, while Max Verstappen continues to somehow have fun in a predictable Formula 1 world.
Time to take a look back over the stand-out images, clips and social media posts from the Belgian Grid Prix weekend…
The on-track action may be lacking in recent races but thankfully the drivers are doing their best to still be entertaining.
Max Verstappen channelled his inner Fernando Alonso in the post-race press conference after a rather lonely race trying to chase down the two Mercedes cars.
It led to the most predictable (yet still very funny) Photoshop of all time.
But we very much like the mood Max is in at the moment. He’s been in very good spirits despite knowing he’s going to have to wait at least another year for a title battle.
“Max is a Dutch w***er and I don’t know what he is doing.”
— Planet F1 (@Planet_F1) August 28, 2020
He also politely told his old team-mate Daniel Ricciardo where to go when the Aussie almost pipped him to P3 on the starting grid at Spa.
And there was this simply lovely touch after the race.
— Planet F1 (@Planet_F1) August 31, 2020
They are going to be the butt of many a Formula 1 joke for a long time to come until they finally sort their sh*t out.
Lando Norris knew exactly what was coming Charles Leclerc’s way and let everyone know about it during one of his legendary Twitch streams.
Lando’s prediction for Ferrari and Charles at Spa… pic.twitter.com/e2bxFjE5cU
— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) August 30, 2020
Then out came the rebranded Ferrari badge as the troubles continued throughout the weekend.
Then, if that wasn’t cruel enough…
— Formula Disastro (@Ginu_x) August 30, 2020
The most defining image though came after qualifying when both Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel were unable to drag their awful cars into Q3.
All that is left to do is laugh…or else you will most certainly be crying.
A close second was Mattia Binotto’s reaction to the lack of pace.
Any other business
Elsewhere, it was good to see Ziggo Sport has moved on from Verstappen v Ocon in Brazil 2018. Bit much, eh?
Lando was a little bit naughty himself though. You literally have to drag him away sometimes!
Away from Formula 1, we absolutely loved this oddly satisfying clip from F3. Hypnotic.
— Formula 3 (@FIAFormula3) August 28, 2020
And Daniel Ricciardo was just saying what is on many people’s minds…
Well he’s not wrong hahah pic.twitter.com/pCaAEqK5Mi
— 🏎🏁 (@nextlevelsteph) August 30, 2020
A special mention has to go to Pierre Gasly. To put in the drive he did at a track where he lost his close friend a year ago shows the amazing resolve and spirit this young 24-year-old man has.
We hope Anthoine liked it, too.