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How Piastri Alpine meme transcended F1 Twitter

How Piastri Alpine meme transcended F1 Twitter

How Piastri Alpine meme transcended F1 Twitter

How Piastri Alpine meme transcended F1 Twitter

Oscar Piastri's rejection of Alpine was the biggest talking point in F1 news as the summer shutdown began, much to the enjoyment of F1 Twitter.

The Formula 1 Twitter community made endless memes and jokes about the junior driver's reaction to the announcement he would drive for Alpine next season, with even Alex Albon getting in on the joke when Williams confirmed his seat for 2023.

But it was not just the F1 community that embraced the drama of it all, with Spanish football club Sevilla co-opting Piastri's statement to announce new loan signing Alex Telles.

Borussia Dortmund's English-language Twitter account also used the Piastri drama to promote their televised games in the United States, while even smaller teams like Leamington FC poked fun at the F1's big story with a tweet of their own.

Outside of sport, budget airline company Ryanair also poked fun at Alpine's major mixup, while optician Specsavers attempted to get some free advertising by inserting themselves in the conversation.

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