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Caption Contest: #73

Caption Contest: #73

The seventy-third photograph to feature in BlogF1’s caption contest. You know the drill, think of something funny and witty to say and leave it as a comment below. This week we have a special photo to caption. Not only is it the first Red Bull/STR related image in a while, but it is also a reader-submitted picture, taken by regular BlogF1 commenter Pink Peril. Pink emailed me over the photo late last year, but as Mark Webber then broke his leg, I decided to wait until the Australian was on the road to recovery before we all took the mickey out of him. Pink snapped this photo of Mark (with a trademark funny expression) at the 2008 Australian Grand Prix, but what could the Red Bull driver be looking at or thinking about…

Mark Webber - 2008 Australian Grand Prix

If anyone else has been to a grand prix or event where you’ve been able to capture a Formula One driver or personality that you think might be funny/strange enough for a caption, feel free to email them to ollie [at] ollief1.com*. If you do submit a photo, be sure to give a name whom copyright should belong to and any information behind the picture (who/what/where…).

With thanks to Pink Peril for the Mark the Jim Carrey of F1 Webber image. Pink Peril often writes for F1-Pitlane, a collaboration-blog of many site owners and commenters from the F1-blogosphere.

*Or submit link to Flickr (or similar) page, but if ownership of image cannot be proved, the picture will not be used. [/disclaimer]

Oliver White

26 comments

  • where you’ve been able to capture a Formula One driver or personality

    And when I say “capture”, I mean “photograph”. Please don’t go around kidnapping Formula One drivers and leaving them on my doorstep. 😀

    Trivia: 5-times world champion Juan Manuel Fangio was kidnapped in 1958 by Cuban rebels. He was treated well and later released. Fangio remained friends of his captures.

    Err, caption…

    “If I squint my eyes hard enough, I can just about see the pub from ‘ere.”

  • Mark Webber does his best impression of Rodin’s “The Thinker”.

    And when I say “capture”, I mean “photograph”. Please don’t go around kidnapping Formula One drivers and leaving them on my doorstep. ~ Ollie

    Aawwww, spoilsport. Where’s the fun in that? 😉

  • Or, since Webber appears to be looking straight at the camera…

    “Webber is struck by a gorgeous woman in the crowd and ponders how he can engineer a meeting”

    In my dreams 😀

    Or

    “So. Do you come here often?”

    Or

    “Do you want to see my big….. microphone?”

  • Mark: “The name’s Webbo, Mark Webbo”.

    [Off camera]

    Q: “Now listen here double-0 Webbo, thanks to your ‘accident’ we have been able to fit a second KERS unit into your leg.”

    Mark: “Shocking”

  • “Hi, I’m Mark Webber. You might remember me for being incredibly unlucky in races such as Fuji 2007, Singapore 2008…”

    (spoken like Troy McClure from The Simpsons)

  • What did they do? Crash, funny error message, were you editing a comment…?

    They went screwy after editing, like URL encoding. Though seemed to fix themselves once I closed my browser and came back.

  • They went screwy after editing, like URL encoding. Though seemed to fix themselves once I closed my browser and came back.

    Ta. I have noticed the comment editor screws up line breaks sometimes as well, but it does the same on Sidepodcast and F1Fanatic as well, so it’s a plugin issue rather than a BlogF1 issue.

    The URL issue thing… hmmm? The plugin utilises AJAX, but it clearly needs a refresh sometimes to kick it into place. I’m not an AJAX expert so I’m not keen on debugging it or editing the files. If it gets to be a pain let me know, but for now I’m tempted to ignore it. I don’t think many of you edit comments all that often anyway because you’re all so perfect the first time around! 😛

  • Some of you beat me to the punch with the Bond concept, but here gose anyway…

    Mark: “So, I think I might be ripe for getting out of this racing business soon. What do you think of my acting prospects- perhaps the first Bond from outside the British Isles?”

    Audience: “Well….they tried James Brolin and that diden’t work so well.”

    Mark: “Yeah, but he was getting old at the time. After all, can you miss with this look staring down the gun barrel at the opening?”

  • If Villeneuve can make records why my White Xmas can’t sell.

    George Lazenby was Australian. Sorry for being pedantic.

  • At the new Dutch Grand Prix…

    Mark: Who is that shouting?

    (Off-Screen)

    Christian Horner (Possibly Drunk): AJAX

    or

    Mark: How long will I have to stay like this until I look like Hugh Dennis?

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