The Australian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place from March 31 to April 2 at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne – Alpine F1 team released a hilarious poster ahead of the GP
The ‘Down Under’ joke never gets old when it comes to the Australian Grand Prix. As we build up to this weekend’s race in Melbourne, the meme template has resurfaced on social media with the Alpine F1 team joining the bandwagon. The French team has released a reverse poster, especially for the Australian GP and it has gone viral in no time.
Australia is popularly referred to as ‘Down Under’ because of its location in the Southern Hemisphere – below most other countries on the globe. This has led to the emergence of the reverse meme template which is often used by F1 teams, drivers and fans whenever it’s time for the Australian GP. The Australian GP is one of the most anticipated races in the Formula One calendar and the 26th edition of the race will take place this weekend at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne.
The popularity of F1 is growing rapidly in Australia and record-breaking attendance is expected this year as well. In 2022, the Australian GP witnessed a record-breaking 419,000-strong crowd at the Grand Prix – which happened to be the first one to take place Down Under since the pandemic.
It was the biggest-ever attendance for a Grand Prix in Melbourne and the biggest crowd at a Formula 1 weekend anywhere in the world in almost three decades, eclipsed only by the 520,000 people who attended Adelaide’s swan song race in 1995.
Fans react to Alpine’s hilarious poster on social media
Let us take a look at some of the reactions from fans on social media.
“I really love this. Simple. Lightly funny. Clean. Gets the message across. Solid 8/10 for me”, wrote a fan, who is evidently impressed.
“The marketing team is surely better than the racing team”, joked another fan.
“I like that little touch with the fire hydrant. It’s good for the design and it’s just a tiny bit humorous”, read a comment.
“I wonder if Aussies have internal memes about the rest of the world being upside down”, enquired another curious fan.
Another fan wrote: “Do australians get tired of this joke? Also, it’s kinda weird that people don’t make the same comments about South America.”
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