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Formula 1’s Confusing German Grand Prix Trophies Get Prizewinning Complaints
By Mikelle Leow, 23 Jul 2018
Image via Formula 1
Formula 1 was once again on track to receiving comments about its iffy design—though this time, many were critiquing its trophies instead of its 3M-like logo.
The organization shared a photo of its trophies for the winning driver and constructor at the German Grand Prix, and the lineup had people raising their eyebrows.
Internet users were questioning if anybody would be happy to win the trophies, which were unevenly shaped to spell, “1 Place,” and “Constructor,” in juvenile block letters.
“What kind of trophy is this?” asked ‘theoneguycesaar’. “[It] looks like something you would see off The Flintstones.”
“Did Formula 1 have a ‘Design a F1 Trophy’ competition for kids and this is what won?” pondered tiedtheknot’.
Others felt the prizes were up to par with the design of the Pirelli trophy for the French Grand Prix, which depicts a wheel-wielding gorilla that was painted in the colors of the French flag.
For most of the race, Sebastian Vettel remained in the lead, but the champion’s trophy eventually went to Lewis Hamilton after the former crashed out in the rain. The winner waited two-and-a-half hours before receiving the title, however—he had to be investigated for a driving offence that reportedly propelled him into clinching the prize.
Did @F1 have a “Design a F1 Trophy” competition for kids and this is what won??? Where are the real ones?— CharliesAngel (@tiedtheknot) July 22, 2018
[via Twitter Moments, images via various sources]
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