Merry Christmas card from Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone sent out his traditional Christmas card to the Formula 1 community, which this year takes the mickey out of the shambolic Mexican Grand Prix podium ceremony.

This year’s cartoon features F1 supremo Ecclestone peering mischievously at the podium scene where race winner Lewis Hamilton celebrates with second placed Nico Rosberg and a sheepish looking Sebastian Vettel looking down at Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen questioning why they are not on the podium.

The race will be remembered by penalties which saw Verstappen cross the finish line third, but a penalty forced him our of the pre-podium room to make way for Vettel.

However a few hours later Vettel was also penalised and lost third place to Ricciardo who took his crew to the podium, when the circuit was deserted, to enact their own ceremony.