This year’s Belgian Grand Prix wasn’t all that memorable but one team that won’t be forgetting it in a hurry is Williams. The team somehow managed to fit Valtteri Bottas with three soft tyres and one medium tyres during his pit stop in one of the most bizarre incidents seen in F1 recently.
As usual, the internet reacted with all sorts of witty banter and here’s the best of the bunch.
If Bottas has a drive through for being on the wrong tyres, he’s still on the wrong tyres. Does that mean perpetual penalties?
— Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team) August 23, 2015
So, does this count as using both tyre compounds now? #Bottas
— Mattzel89 (@Mattzel89) August 23, 2015
Williams have missed a trick, should’ve gone for Benetton style coloured tyres pic.twitter.com/6TOZGXl71J
— Jack/F1StatMan (@F1StatMan) August 23, 2015
“Rain Valtteri, come in so we can fit two wets, an intermediate, and a snow tire”
— SadFaceOtter (@SadFaceOtter) August 23, 2015
— Giedo van der Garde (@GvanderGarde) August 23, 2015
Checo stops for his second pit-stop of the day – a set of mediums (all four, we believe) goes on just as the VSC is called #BelgianGP
— Sahara Force India (@ForceIndiaF1) August 23, 2015
Race Control: The “Pick and Mix” @WilliamsRacing is under investigation by the Stewards.
— Fake Charlie Whiting (@charlie_whiting) August 23, 2015
How did you react to Williams’ tyre troubles?