Three time defending Formula 1 Constructors Champions Mercedes AMG F1 have place a tongue-in-cheek advertisement looking for a for a racing driver with 'proven track record' to replace Nico Rosberg, who shockingly retired after winning his maiden championship.
The hilarious spoof advertisement was placed in the classifieds section Autosport Magazine under 'drive available'.
The Formula 1 fraternity which seems to be quite boring most of the times (except for Force India during race weekends), seems to be enjoying the oppurtunity to have a giggle with some even sending in their CVs via twitter. One of the applicants is a certain Kamui Kobayashi who hasn't been seen in F1 since the end of the 2014 season.
Kobiyashi tweeted out:
India's Karun Chandok, who is better known for being a commentator, also joined in on the fun with a set of tweets.
Can you get Toto to come back from lunch and sign my contract please??!! https://t.co/Q3dQMdFelq— Karun Chandhok (@karunchandhok) December 8, 2016
The giggling from the Formula 1 crowd soon reached other sports as well with former German international, Lukas Podolski, a football World Cup winner asking about the timing of the first test.
Meanwhile, the real search for Rosberg's replacement is still an ongoing process and Mercedes AMG F1 have promised to make a decision by Christmas.