The Best Twitter Reactions Following The 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
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The Best Twitter Reactions Following The 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Seth Nobes March 29, 2022

The dust has started to settle following the exhilarating racing that took place at the Jeddah street circuit on Sunday. Max Verstappen, and Red Bull, returned to the top step of the podium. The Dutchman earned his first win of 2022 after an enthralling cat-and-mouse battle in the latter stages with second-placed Charles Leclerc. Carlos Sainz finished third, ensuring both Ferraris finished on the podium.

Early on, it looked to be Sergio Perez’s race to lose after a smooth start from pole position. He pitted for fresh tyres before his rivals, but lost position as a safety car allowed those ahead of him a free pit stop. From then on, only two men were in contention for the race win. Leclerc led for the majority of the race, before Verstappen out-foxed his title rival to come home in P1. It is now one win each for the drivers.

The constant action led to a great deal of reaction on Twitter during, and after, the race. It ranged from the opinions of armchair experts, to comparisons to cartoons, and everything inbetween. Scrolling through social media while watching the Grand Prix certainly adds another level of entertainment to the motor race.

Freshered has trawled through Twitter to find the best tweets from the race, which are certain to put a smile on your face.

The best tweets from the Saudi Arabia GP

On Sunday, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton finished in the unfamiliar position of 10th. You could tell it has been a while since he finished so low, from a post-race radio message.

However, in Formula 1, every point counts. For Hamilton, his solitary point, alongside top-10 finishes for Lando Norris and George Russell, means British drivers have now reached a milestone.

Lap 37 of the race was dramatic, as three cars were forced to retire from the race. Twitter user @BatteryVoltas didn’t think this was a conicidence. Instead, he built a theory based on a certain popular children’s animated film.

As mentioned, an unfortunately timed pit stop saw Sergio Perez’s chances of a second ever race win slip through his fingers. This user had a different way to demonstrate the racer’s feelings.

The safety car following Latifi’s crash allowed Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari to move into the lead of the race. Some people started to think this was not just an accidental mistake.

Amongst all the action, the two Alpine drivers were racing each other hard to remain ahead. Some believed Esteban Ocon should let his teammate, Fernando Alonso, pass without a challenge. This did not prove to be the case, as it has been in the past.

It has been a disappointing start to 2022 for eight-time constructors champions Mercedes. @MSportBanter decided to use a very topical event to sum up how the team are adapting to the new rules.

Even the team cracked a joke about their below-par start to the season.

Finally, the dramatic start to the season is proving too much for some people.

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Seth Nobes is a freelance writer for Freshered, focusing on university sport. He is currently studying for an MA in Sports Journalism, as well as the NCTJ diploma, at St Mary's University, Twickenham after graduating with a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Birmingham. Seth is also an editor for the Sports Gazette, with a keen focus on cricket. He has written and commentated on a wide variety of sports, ranging from football and rugby, to sailing and judo, for publications such as Vavel, Deep Extra Cover, Burn FM, and Redbrick. He is also a long-suffering Watford fan, for his sins.