As the 2018 F1 campaign edges closer and closer, the calendar dictated some time in Spain where the circumstances of the meeting created plenty of opportunity for some humorous social media commentary and it seemed everyone had their bit to add.
They don’t call it ‘winter testing’ for nothing.
This was the scene at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya where unusually cold temperatures resulted in limited running at the first Formula One pre-season test of the 2018 season.
— Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (@Circuitcat_eng) February 28, 2018
However, the snowy scenes did at least provide with some hilarious social media posts from teams, drivers and fans.
Here is a look back at 10 of the funniest social media posts that we saw throughout the test.
#1: Daniel The Songbird
We sincerely hope that Daniel Ricciardo never retires because who else could provide us with such great entertainment.
#2: Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?
Not only did the Mercedes team build a snowman they even built a twitter account for him.
.@KarlSnowmanF1 ? "I don't quite understand why everyone made such a fuss about the weather. I mean what do people expect? There's a reason why it's called winter testing" ? https://t.co/tRLO4MEl6G pic.twitter.com/97vDJSCAvr
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) February 28, 2018
#3: Hardworking Max
No amount of snow would stop Max Verstappen from racing.
#4: Home Away From Home
Looks like the iceman felt right at home in icy Spain.
#5: Winter is Here
Well, there is a first time for everything.
— Renault Sport F1 (@RenaultSportF1) February 27, 2018
#6: Shorts in Winter
Christian Horner’s face says it all.
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) February 27, 2018
#7: King of Sass
You can always count on Giedo Van Der Garde to make you laugh.
‘There’s currently snow on the track in Barcelona.’
Verstappen: ‘Hold my Red Bull’ pic.twitter.com/yIqgcNA5Wk
— Giedo van der Garde (@GvanderGarde) February 28, 2018
#8: The Optimist
Fernando Alonso chose to see the glass half full.
Car is performing well in the snow so far. P1 in the morning session ?? pic.twitter.com/Gx16EgwhDE
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) February 28, 2018
#9: One More Please
It seems that even nine different tyre compounds are insufficient.
Need a tenth tyre… pic.twitter.com/Xn8Xp6XmmO
— craig slater (@craigslatersky) February 28, 2018
#10: Mr Plow
If only Force India had really brought such a front wing to the test.
— Meindert Acda (@MeindertAcda) March 1, 2018