The best tweets from the Japanese Grand Prix
Let’s be honest right out of the gate: the Japanese Grand Prix wasn’t the most spectacular motor race.
However, with nothing constructive to do during Friday’s rain, and mobile phone shenanigans from one Mr Daniel Ricciardo, Formula One was on great form elsewhere!
Could be one of those sessions…
Blog: https://t.co/uRfTBudj9G #SkyF1 #JapaneseGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/KN53EghdE7
— Sky Sports F1 ? (@SkySportsF1) October 6, 2017
Second free practice at Suzuka saw heavy rain, and a stream developed in pitlane as the on-track activities were called off. Some teams made small paper boats, but none of their efforts beat this little fellow.
Palmer out, bananas in
The things we bring with us to races, honestly… ? #JapaneseGP #FP2 pic.twitter.com/5GdAsOY2ST
— Renault Sport F1 (@RenaultSportF1) October 6, 2017
On the Friday before the race, Jolyon Palmer and Renault announced they were parting ways following the Japanese Grand Prix weekend.
This news didn’t deter Renault’s social media manager from the normal banter – WHERE did they find an inflatable banana?
Lost my kart in Tokyo…
WATCH: Who fancies some Mario Kart action this morning?
Go-go Donkey Kong! #SkyF1 #F1 #JapaneseGP pic.twitter.com/KcLUpGaEVd
— Sky Sports F1 ? (@SkySportsF1) October 7, 2017
Mario costumes, Johnny Herbert, Williams F1 drivers, go karts and the open roads of Tokyo… Who pitched this in the Sky Sports F1 office, and how did they actually make it happen?
Ricciardo takes over Hamilton’s Snapchat
When you leave your phone unlocked on the podium and @danielricciardo is about ?? #JapaneseGP pic.twitter.com/XTw1UeBMiq
— Elliot Horwood #44 (@ElliotHorwoodF1) October 8, 2017
Ricciardo decided to teach Lewis Hamilton an important lesson on the podium after the race – NEVER leave your phone unlocked near an Australian troublemaker!
And he didn’t stop there, either…
When @LewisHamilton leaves his phone unlocked on the podium…
??? @danielricciardo #JapaneseGP ?? @F1 pic.twitter.com/pCJTsda7pW
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 8, 2017
Like a child with a new toy, Ricciardo couldn’t stop himself from continuing his rampage on Hamilton’s Snapchat. If anything, it probably boosted Lewis’s stats on the social media site, so maybe it was a favour rather than a prank?
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