Formula One, GP2 and GP3 drivers will sport tributes to Jules Bianchi on their cars and helmets at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.
Here’s how some of the drivers are marking Bianchi’s death at this weekend’s race.
We miss you Jules. Forever in our hearts. #JB17 pic.twitter.com/PLmHggfXlO
— Manor F1 Team (@ManorF1Team) July 24, 2015
When we race, you race with us #JB17 #F1Family pic.twitter.com/rdZVWGYiGR
— MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) July 24, 2015
#JB17 #CiaoJules pic.twitter.com/2Wt15WrmdP
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) July 24, 2015
Ahead of FP1 at the #HungarianGP on the RB11. #JB17 pic.twitter.com/PFfxuJlS1j
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) July 24, 2015
Always with us #JB17 pic.twitter.com/cGBY02xooK
— Toro Rosso (@ToroRossoSpy) July 24, 2015
A talent lost far too young #JB17 #neverforget pic.twitter.com/n3Ef0VDNKo
— WILLIAMS RACING (@WilliamsRacing) July 24, 2015
For Jules. #JB17 #CiaoJules pic.twitter.com/MIQdWH5qDP
— Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team) July 24, 2015
Forever in our hearts and minds. #CiaoJules #JB17 pic.twitter.com/dWOiuSxhLN
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) July 24, 2015
Racing for Jules. #CiaoJules pic.twitter.com/jGHIl491xq
— Sahara Force India (@ForceIndiaF1) July 24, 2015
#CiaoJules #JB17 – This one’s for you! You will always be in our hearts #NeverForget #F1 #HungarianGP pic.twitter.com/ZvPWCIVFOb
— Sauber F1 Team (@SauberF1Team) July 24, 2015
#CiaoJules I will #NeverForget you #r8main pic.twitter.com/p88PgkunQN
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) July 23, 2015
Racing for Jules this weekend! #F1 #HungarianGP #CiaoJules #JB17 pic.twitter.com/VenbLmdWUv
— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) July 23, 2015
#RIPJules #JB17 pic.twitter.com/AdBkoBWW9Q
— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) July 23, 2015
My helmets are ready for this weekend . #ciaojules #JB17 #NN21 pic.twitter.com/v6h65liKE9
— Norman Nato (@NatoNorman) July 23, 2015
Here is the #redseasonwall #CiaoJules #HungarianGp #redseason pic.twitter.com/oTdOeio4l7
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) July 23, 2015
Helmet Ready #CiaoJules #HungarianGP #SG25 #gp3 @CamposRacing pic.twitter.com/L2RmGjw7ag
— Samin Gomez (@SaminGomez) July 23, 2015
The @GPDA_ will make this sticker available for all drivers in Hungary. pic.twitter.com/zJFw3NJ9pe
— Grand Prix Drivers (@GPDA_) July 22, 2015
Daniel Ricciardo has a message for Bianchi on his cap.
ART, who Bianchi raced for in GP2 and Formula Three have messages on their GP2 and GP3 (below) cars this weekend.
Among the other GP2 drivers carrying special tributes to Bianchi are fellow Ferrari development driver Raffaele Marciello (above) and Arthur Pic (below).
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26 comments on “Drivers commemorate Bianchi at Hungaroring”
23rd July 2015, 22:06
All these tributes are very warming for the heart. It’s lovely to see the grid so full of genuine compassion and unity. #ForzaJules
24th July 2015, 3:20
Jules Bianchi was a champion of life.
24th July 2015, 7:23
putting a absolutely needless hashtag in front of every tribute takes all the warmth out of it, im sorry but when did it become a law to put a hashtag in front of an “RIP” . so disappointing
24th July 2015, 12:25
This right here. I’m sure it’s all genuine and heartfelt, but hashtags are so extremely tacky!
24th July 2015, 17:05
Why? Does the meaning change?
Jules Winfield (@jules-winfield)
24th July 2015, 18:10
Yes, it turns into a slogan that people seem more interested in tweeting to their friends than actually reflecting on its true meaning. You can’t say an awful lot in 160 characters, so they reduce it to a few characters and stick the infernal hash symbol in front of it. It’s tacky and screams “me too”, like they’re jumping on a bandwagon.
24th July 2015, 13:48
@scuderia29 I think the idea is to have a hashtag so you can share your thoughts together with other people in a central place, this being on a social media platform.
Its a modern form of book of condolences
Jules Winfield (@jules-winfield)
24th July 2015, 18:13
It’s a Formula 1 car or a driver’s helmet. Are they trying to attract people to Twitter or are they trying to get them to think of Jules?
Rosberg’s tribute might be a bit more meaningful if it didn’t feature him. It’s supposed to be about Jules.
24th July 2015, 20:08
They are perhaps trying to attract people to read what millions of people think on Twitter rather than simply what they think. They will have left thier comments under the same hashtag on twitter and most have also very publicly done so across other forms of media.
24th July 2015, 15:58
@scuderia29 And get those kids off my lawn with their modern social media’s and their twitters.
Sharon H (@sharoncom)
24th July 2015, 16:06
I would normally have empathy with that view, but in life Bianchi used to wear out his phone’s hashtag key when posting on Twitter and Instagram. Perhaps a plethora of hashtags is an appropriate tribute in his case.
Fer no.65 (@fer-no65)
24th July 2015, 18:09
@scuderia29 I intended to post that aswell but didn’t want to do it, probably because the tribute, whichever it’s form, is bigger than any hashtag thrown in.
I prefer Campos’ way. But maybe this is a modern twist to a tribute: social media trends are sometimes better ways to spread the word over something.
24th July 2015, 20:06
I guess if you use Twitter then it makes sense to do it. If you search Twitter for JB17, you will see an incredible amount of comments giving their memories and feelings towards Jules. In this instance, whilst I can understand it may appear to cheapen the message, it signposted me towards reading hundreds of photos, comments and memories all about Jules…
24th July 2015, 7:24
and “#NEVERFORGET” couldnt be a worse tribute to a great friend
24th July 2015, 16:12
Agree. Sounds like a compulsory way to not forget something
24th July 2015, 17:03
I’m certain that if you ask Romain, it will mean that he will never forget his friend.
Sharon H (@sharoncom)
25th July 2015, 13:28
There’s also a lost in translation type thing.
24th July 2015, 9:45
I like Ricciardo’s cap.
I dont understand your problem @scuderia29. How is NEVERFORGET a bad thing?! The hashtag is not meaningless either!
Jules Winfield (@jules-winfield)
24th July 2015, 18:07
It’s a meaningless slogan. It’s not identifiable solely with Jules Bianchi. If I see “never forget”, I think of 9/11, not Jules.
It’s supposed to be a tribute to a brilliant driver and a lovely person. They’re reducing it to a snappy soundbite.
24th July 2015, 12:09
Riccardo’s cap just made me tear up for some reason, I have been shocked then very sad but I have not shed a tear over Jules until just now.
24th July 2015, 13:39
The hashtags do bother me, it makes the message seem so corporate and hollow, not personal.
24th July 2015, 16:19
Why did not one team run without any sponsors logo in respect for his life?
I think Ferrari ran without any sponsors for one race sometime in the early 2000s (dont know the reason). That would have a better tribute in my opinion rather than sticking a small wording in the middle of a plethora of ads.
Still happy to see the F1 community united during this difficult times.
Arnold Triyudho Wardono (@ernietheracefan)
24th July 2015, 16:45
GP Italy 2001 (after 9/11)
24th July 2015, 16:55
@ernietheracefan Thank you :)
That was a wonderful tribute along with the black nose cone. Maybe I am expecting too much and should be satisfied with a hashtag message.
25th July 2015, 20:31
I suppose some of you feel the hashtag is “cheap” because it is firmly associated in your minds with marketing and sloganeering, but perhaps a reflection on its origin and first purpose might change your mind?
It was first used on Twitter when early adopters were attending a conference and wanted a way for ANY attendee or person interested in the proceedings to follow along. It appropriated the IRC motif of “channel” names beginning with hashes, and allowed people to discriminate their searches from routine text because “#topic” is a different key than “topic”.
Yes, it’s been coopted by corporations and others with agendas, but it remains an organic and democratic way of collecting contributions from disparate individuals. Crucially and pertinently here, as @petebaldwin said above, following the hashtags on Twitter leads you to reminiscences, condolences, photos and celebrations from an entire world of motorsport enthusiasts. The drivers are using their visibility to encourage people to both see and contribute to this outpouring of love, appreciation and support for the life, skills and person of Jules Bianchi.
If you’ve really got a problem with that… I just don’t know what to say to you.
27th July 2015, 9:15
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