Ryanair’s social media admin has made a name for themselves in savagery and banter, and they continued that trend of Tuesday when they got involved with Formula 1 Twitter.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc missed his flight to Montreal ahead of this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, making for a less than ideal start to the week for the Monegasque.
“Starting the week by missing my flight to Montreal,” he wrote on his Instagram story with a picture of him sitting in a waiting area.
Harshly, Ryanair labelled him a 5 out of 10 but, because he did not take a private jet to the race like a lot of F1 drivers, they bumped him up to a 10.
“Not gonna look needy. Make him work for it,” they brilliantly replied when told that 5 was “harsh.”
This was not all, they also got into a playful debate with the Haas team after they used the “Liked by Pierre Gasly” meme.
Alpine aerodynamic designer Mark Lane praised the airline for being the only one still flying amid thousands of cancelled flights in the UK recently, and their Gasly-themed response prompted a user to suggest that they should sponsor AlphaTauri.
They took the opportunity to aim a savage dig at Haas by saying “Ryanair livery in F1… nice. Haas F1 Team would be in our budget range.”
Haas’ reply was equally brilliant. “Nah, you’re ok. We had enough of finishing last to our destination last year,” they said.
“Haasdmin chose violence,” replied Ryanair.
“YES. Guenther [Steiner, Haas tean principal] should put you in seat 2 next season. If you look at drivers and contractors tables we’re on top in Europe.”
“Touché Ryadmin. We think Michael [O’Leary, Ryanair CEO] should put you in the cockpit too,” said Haas.
The banter continued after it was suggested that the Haas admin should get a raise, and the airline responded by saying “Haas can’t afford it. Haas admin should work with us. Game respects game.”
If Ryanair interacting with F1 teams was somehow on anyone’s bingo card for 2022, that can now safely be ticked off.