By Marti Tucci | 2015 was filled with amazing highs and some terrible lows, but it did not disappoint overall… well, I suppose that depends on who you were cheering for. Social media proved once again to be the best place to get all your down-to-earth Formula 1 info, so with no further ado I bring you F1 Social Media Awards of the year, in no particular order, with no particular agenda.
Arnold Schwarzenegger landed the job of post-race interviews on the podium at the Australian Grand Prix. The Terminator received a small ribbing from World Champion Lewis Hamilton and delivered one of the best responses of the year.
Hamilton: “I thought you were taller”.
Schwarzenegger: “I’m not wearing my high heels”.
Best Instagram post:
Motorsport fans love a good inspirational quote if it’s honest. Well said Mr Fernando Alonso: “Everything we decide is based on our perception. Happiness depends on us. #japan #equipoA #happylife”
2015 brought back the Mexican Grand Prix, giving us a few absolutely amazing photos. Valtteri Bottas posted a remarkable shot from the podium:
F1 social media had some very funny and witty memes this season. The series placing Fernando Alonso sun bathing picture was great. This one is my favourite – a kind of Formula 1 remix of the famous “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” photo:
Best Champion post:
Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR Cup Series champ:
“Two of the greatest Champions together for one amazing pic
WTF1.co.uk – no questions asked. Smart, funny, relevant.
Best pet pics:
Lewis Hamilton’s dogs Roscoe & Coco (@roscoelovescoco) are simply adorable, and some F1-related photos of them just raise the motorsport cuteness level to an infinite one:
Best fan art:
Daniel Koronczi’s Formula 1 drawings:
Best YouTube Video:
Nothing breaks the Iceman, not even Formula Rossa – the world’s fastest roller coaster!
An awkward moment after the United States Grand Prix:
Best social media trend
Social media assists us in so many ways nowadays, and it showed the Formula 1 world how we all felt about the death of Jules Bianchi. The outpouring of positive emotions and good vibes was heartwarming, and certainly a true honour to witness.