Be it the annual A-level tweet or a tweet encouraging the Alpine F1 team and driver Pierre Gasly for their podium finish in the Dutch GP on X. Jeremy Clarkson’s non-controversial posts always seem to attract questions and ridicule from quite a few people.
Clarkson put out a tweet after the Dutch GP at Zandvoort, appreciating the Enstone-based Alpine F1 team and Pierre Gasly for their excellent performance during the race. Gasly started twelfth and finished fourth in the race but a pit lane speeding penalty for Red Bull driver Sergio Perez caused him to move up one position.
Gasly has been on a roll as the Belgian GP sprint race saw him finish third, despite a major reshuffling of the management staff that saw the exit of team principal Otmar Szafnauer, Chief technical officer Pat Fry, and sporting director Alan Permane. Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi was moved to work on “special projects.” Gasly has been optimistic in revealing that the team is headed in the right direction.
Jeremy Clarkson posted the following tweet after Alpine’s lucky podium finish:
However, the comment received a negative reply from a user who said:
“Never thought I’d see Jeremy compliment something French.
“Gasly is a very talented driver though.”
Jeremy was quick to hit back and clarify that “It’s a Chipping Norton team.” Maybe the user failed to understand the difference between Alpine and its parent company Renault before criticizing Clarkson. Though Renault continues to be a French company, the Alpine F1 team’s base is located in Enstone, England- a village just 4 miles east of Chipping Norton.
Fans agreed with Jeremy on his answer which received around 10k views and 247 likes!
One fan commented:
While another commented:
“Team Enstone” (followed by a thumbs up emoji)
The Alpine team replied to his original tweet:
Several others joined Clarkson to congratulate team Alpine and Gasly on their achievement.
“So happy to see him on the podium and Alonso.”
“Some top work going on”
“That was a superb performance from Pierre he kept cool and held it to the finish”