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Alonso discovers an F1 take on Ellen’s Oscar “Selfie”

Mar 3, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

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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 tweet retweeted 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.

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.

  1. Evenstar Saima - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Hi! Thanks for sharing, I created the pic and it’s exploded all over twitter

  2. scr5008 - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    A random bulldog? Clearly this is Hamilton’s Roscoe, no?

    • Evenstar Saima - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      Yep Roscoe in the house!

  3. worknman24hours - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Too funny!

  4. Tony DiZinno - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Credit is now updated, as is the Roscoe note.

    Thanks to both for the catches!

  5. indycar02 - Mar 4, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    W H Y !… do f1 drivers want to even be see with a group of morons.

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