Haas mock Elon Musk’s Twitter limits with hilarious Austrian Grand Prix tweet

Jamie Woodhouse
Haas driver Nico Hulkenberg in the pits at the Austrian Grand Prix. Spielberg, July 2023.

Haas decided to poke fun at the rather troublesome newly-introduced Twitter limits during an Austrian Grand Prix which featured great debate around a very different set of limits.

While the kerbs of the Red Bull Ring, host of the Austrian Grand Prix, were not very appealing for the drivers when rain had fallen, in the dry, it was a totally different story and Race Control were watching them like a hawk when it came to respecting the limits of the track.

The theme of track limits continued into the race, with Race Control firing out plenty of five-second time penalties, Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton among those to suffer, while Yuki Tsunoda even received 10 seconds for his transgressions.

Haas poke fun at Twitter limits

Haas also were not spared the wrath of Race Control when it came to track limits, their final driver still running in the race Kevin Magnussen seeing five seconds added to his time.

In response then, Haas’ social media team decided to mock a matter which is causing bother for many when it comes to their use of the Twitter platform.

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Twitter’s owner Elon Musk has placed temporary limits on how many posts users can read in a day, so Haas could not resist having a bit of fun with that move when news of Magnussen’s penalty came through.

A clever and topical bit of editing there from the Haas team, who did manage to continue tweeting after that, so admin must have shown a good deal of restraint on their Twitter activities up to that point.

It was not the most enjoyable of afternoons on the track for Haas in general, Magnussen finishing P19, the last of the classified runners, while Nico Hulkenberg was the only retiree of the Austrian Grand Prix as he was forced to bring his smoking VF-23 to a halt on Lap 14.

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