ICYMI: A new mullet in town, sticky helmet designs and some new ink – it's the best social media from Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 09: An Oscar Piastri of Australia and McLaren fan holds a sign to show

Canada threw up one of the most action-packed races of the season, but there was just as much going on in the paddock as on the track. Here is all the social media you might have missed from Montreal...

Ink-redible scenes

Zak Brown famously promised Daniel Ricciardo he'd get a tattoo if the Aussie won a race – and he duly delivered after Ricciardo's Monza 2021 triumph. When Lando Norris won in Miami this year, there was no such bet made. But the McLaren Racing CEO decided fair was fair and went through with getting some more ink.

READ MORE: What the teams said – Race day in Canada

He has confirmed it won't be tattoo number three if Oscar Piastri wins though – although Brown has promised to find a different way to mark that moment. A piercing, perhaps?

Late Euro entries

The F1 drivers were all finding different ways to warm up in Canada, and many decided football was the way forward. The Euros start this week and the likes of Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly got in the mood, showing off their skills in the paddock.

READ MORE: Perez hit with three-place grid penalty for Spanish GP after infringement in Canada

Nice weather for ducks

Valtteri Bottas tried and failed to build a snowman in Montreal, Alex Albon made a big wardrobe mistake and the Mercedes boys played the same pranks that everyone grows up playing whenever the skies open.

The drivers had just as much fun when they got on track in the wet conditions too – well, the ones who didn’t hit the barriers at least…

The return of the Sith

Darth Toto always makes an appearance whenever the forecast deteriorates, and he was out and about in the Canada paddock.

Whether he used the dark force to get his team back to the sharp end of the grid remains to be seen, but whatever he did worked, as Mercedes netted their first podium of 2024.

READ MORE: Russell rues ‘missed opportunity’ in Canada but hails Mercedes' first podium of the season after P3 result

All the rage

Mullets are back – Bottas has been trying to tell us, and we didn't believe him. But now Jack Doohan is getting in on the act, going for a new look in Canada.

Will it cause a chain reaction – or will it be a case of hair today, gone tomorrow?

READ MORE: ‘This one hurts’ – Leclerc pinpoints issue for Ferrari to look into after disastrous double DNF in Canada

Hungry honey badger

Daniel Ricciardo went for an alternative helmet design for Montreal. Was it a cracked egg? A Jackson Pollock-splatter look? No, it was maple syrup dripping in every direction.

It helped Ricciardo score his best race result of the year, too, so maybe more food-influenced helmet designs are incoming for the Aussie. Prepare yourselves for the tortilla/schnitzel/fish and chips triple header…

READ MORE: 6 Winners and 5 Losers from Montreal – Who capitalised on the chaos in Canada?

Familiar faces

Our old friends made an appearance in Montreal, the groundhogs that call this circuit home. There were a few close calls across the weekend, but the good news is that every marmot kept clear of the cars.

READ MORE: Norris ‘won’t complain’ about Safety Car as he takes positives from ‘amazing pace’ en route to P2 in Canada

They did get a ringside view of the action too, and were well placed to see Max Verstappen win a highly entertaining race.

Russell owns his moment

Russell grabbed a brilliant pole on Saturday – his first of the season. And afterwards, he celebrated in the perfect way, evoking his meme-tastic pose from F1’s 2023 opening title sequence.

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