F1 may have some shiny new on-screen graphics for this season, but apparently they’re still prone to going a bit wrong. In the middle of the Australian Grand Prix, we were treated to an absolute gem.
We were shown the details of a battle between two drivers that haven’t really been talked about in the build-up to this season – LASTNAME and LASTNAME.
It only flashed up for a few seconds but of course, everyone noticed it. As is tradition, in came the amusing tweets.
— #freedankula 🇭🇺 (@MotoM4TT) March 25, 2018
— Luke Smith (@LukeSmithF1) March 25, 2018
— Chris Medland (@ChrisMedlandF1) March 25, 2018
— Lights Out ●●●●● (@LightsOutF1Blog) March 25, 2018
Lastname is nothing compared to Williams No. 1 #F1
— C to the Kirk (@C_J_Kirk) March 25, 2018
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) March 25, 2018
— Aaron🏁🦆 (@AaronGillard_17) March 25, 2018
I remember watching Lastname in the junior formulas thinking he'd make it all the way to the top #F1
— Meryl R (@merryperidot) March 25, 2018
The famous LASTNAME brothers fighting in the track #AusGP
— Alex (@Eighti2) March 25, 2018
Day 1 Lastname fan pic.twitter.com/grCf8Igo6b
— iGP Manager (@iGPManager) March 25, 2018
— Giedo van der Garde (@GvanderGarde) March 25, 2018
It’s a pity the cameras didn’t pick up more of their battle, but from the looks of things, the LASTNAMEs could end up eclipsing the Schumachers as F1’s most famous brothers. We can’t wait to see their rivalry develop over the course of the season.