Fernando Alonso isn’t just one of the best F1 drivers on the grid, he’s also the undisputed king of memes. That’s a lot of pressure for young drivers to try and live up to, but McLaren junior Lando Norris seems to be doing a pretty good job.
The 17-year-old was half a lap away from winning the Formula 3 championship at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday when he was taken out of the race, delaying his crowning until the final round in Hockenheim.
After the crash a dejected-looking Norris sat forlornly in the gravel.
— Lando Norris (@LandoNorris) September 24, 2017
Ripe for memeing? You betcha! The internet swiftly moved into action with the PlacesLandoWouldRatherBe hashtag. Here are some of the best efforts.
— Matthew Somerfield (@SomersF1) September 24, 2017
— Mauro Serafin (@Mauro_Serafin) September 24, 2017
Waiting for Alonso to vacate the meme throne like: pic.twitter.com/JUcPSnTEc5
— Daithí (Dave) (@Racerx34) September 24, 2017
— Brandon Seaber (@BrandonSeaber) September 24, 2017
— Lukas Wanner (@itsLuk_) September 24, 2017
And of course there’s a video with the Titanic theme, because everything is better with the titanic theme.
— Schnixel (@_Schnixel) September 25, 2017
Lando Norris. Not only an incredibly talented young driver, but he’s already bossing it when it comes to being a meme. He’ll be just fine when he gets to F1.