Ferrari hammered after joining Twitter trend

It was inevitable, sadly.

Ferrari’s social media admin took a bit of a hammering after jumping on a Twitter trend on Friday.

Recently, companies and businesses have been tweeting words or phrases that they are associated with.

For example, NASA tweeted “universe,” while the Mercedes team went with “amg.”

Ferrari decided to hop onto it, tweeting out “Prancing Horse,” and while it was good to see the Scuderia engaging in the banter, they received a roasting from Twitter users.

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The Italian side have struggled for wins since the Australian Grand Prix, where Charles Leclerc won his fourth race in Formula 1 – claiming two of the first three in 2022.

However, things have not worked out since then, with a combination of reliability failures, strategic errors and driver mistakes costing both Leclerc and Carlos Sainz points.

Max Verstappen has been running away with the drivers’ title in the meantime, adding nine wins to his first of the season in Saudi Arabia.

Sergio Perez’s win in Monaco means that Red Bull have claimed nine of the last 11, while Leclerc and Sainz have won one a piece since Melbourne.

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Such has been the indecisiveness on the pit wall throughout the year so far, that Ferrari started asking Leclerc what he wanted to do with his strategy during the Belgian Grand Prix.

His sensor had already been damaged by a rogue visor tear-off – thought to be from Verstappen’s car – and he was pitted ahead of the final two laps to try and set the fastest lap.

Because of the sensor though, the Monegasque’s pit limiter was also faulty, so he sped in the pit lane, putting him down to sixth behind Fernando Alonso – he did not set the fastest lap having re-joined behind him following his stop.

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Sainz ended the race third as Red Bull took their fourth one-two of the season, and it was a microcosm of the issues the Prancing Horses have been experiencing this campaign.

As a result, when they sent their tweet out, they received plenty of ridicule from fans.

Leclerc and Sainz finished first and second, respectively, in second practice at this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix, after George Russell led Mercedes team-mate Sir Lewis Hamilton in FP1.