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At last night’s Academy Awards in Hollywood, “Rush” was shut out of any nominations, which would seem to remove any racing element of the show. That said, Chris Hemsworth (James Hunt) still appeared as a presenter, and Leonardo DiCaprio has an FIA Formula E team he can still win with since he lost out for Best Actor to Matthew McConaughey.
Perhaps the biggest moment of the show though was when Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres got together with a number of A-list celebrities and took a “selfie.” That selfie generated more than 2 million retweets on Twitter, to become the most retweeted tweet of all-time.
And in the hours since, that selfie has generated hundreds of memes, where other faces are plastered onto the celebrities.
It’s at this point we show you that Fernando Alonso discovered a meme where F1 drivers’ faces are on the celebrities, originating from Twitter user @EvenstarSaima.
— KimiRäikkönenSpace (@EvenstarSaima) March 3, 2014
Not sure who did this, just found here on twitter, but it’s epic..😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/jc04Wid9fI
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) March 3, 2014
Those featured include Lotus’ pair of Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean, both looking pained. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo are on as well, with their facial expressions providing a good representation of their preseason struggles.
Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez of Force India have grumpy faces, odd considering Force India’s considerable pace in testing. Meanwhile Mercedes factory drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton look happy, again, which would match how well their preseason testing went. Hamilton’s bulldog Roscoe appears nearby.
Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen appear as well, Alonso of course with his famous “selfie” taken from the Italian Grand Prix to capture the “tifosi” Photoshopped in. Williams’ Felipe Massa rounds out the lineup.
Kudos to Alonso for discovering it and props to @EvenstarSaima for the creation.
I seriously didn’t think it would explode like this but since the original had 2 million retweets, why not :p Pity that Alonso had to use a cropped version of the image without the KRS logo and my name. Here’s a list of websites where my picture has been mentioned:
- Spanish newspaper Vozpopuli
- Brazilian F1 Broadcaster website GloboEsporte
- Finnish website SuomiF1
- WTF1.co.uk: In case you missed the Oscars, allow me to sum it up for you. Leonardo Di Caprio didn’t win again, Brad Pitt ate a pizza and Ellen DeGeneres took a selfie that has now become the most retweeted tweet on Twitter, ever. While Rush got no recognition at the Oscars, EvenstarSaima of Kimi Raikkonen Space was determined to get F1 at the Oscars and put together this awesome photoshop.
Enjoy the best F1 selfie since Fernando Alonso at Monza.