KFC burns Mercedes F1 team with Kentucky fried tweet
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Talk about getting scorched.
KFC and Mercedes F1 have been in a Twitter spat.
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A photo of Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team principal Toto Wolff ducking his head under the halo safety device of driver George Russell’s car at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday made the rounds on Twitter as a “caption this” meme that took a surprising turn. The eight-times reigning constructor champion was uncompetitive in the race. Lewis Hamilton and George Russel finished third and fourth, respectively, after Red Bull drivers Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen suffered engine failures in closing moments.
Ferrari’s Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr (L), Ferrari’s Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (C) and Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton stand for the national anthem on the podium after the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in the city of Sakhir on March 20, 2022. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP). (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images).
Among the responses was one from the official KFC UK account that said “”Welcome to KFC, can I take your order? Mercedes replied, “We weren’t expecting this.” “
KFC then replied with the 375-degree burn, “Just like you weren’t expecting podium on the weekend. “
Mercedes admitted defeat with another post featuring two skulls and a team member lying on the floor giving a thumbs-up.
Mercedes has to be feeling pretty good about the situation, however, as it is currently a surprise second in the constructor’s standings behind Ferrari heading into the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on March 27.
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