Bruno Senna, Lucas di Grassi, Nico H?â??lkenberg… what do the three F1 rookies announced for this year all have in common?
Yep, they’re all on Twitter – joining the likes of Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello who started using it last year.
With more drivers using Twitter F1 fans are increasingly able to ask questions directly to their favourite drivers or teams. How long will it be before the entire grid is on Twitter?
Hopefully F1 will not adopt the anti-Twitter practices of some sports. In America the National Football League and National Basketball Association bans competitors from using Twitter and similar social media services for a set amount of time before and after games. Some players have been fined thousands of dollars for Tweeting about games.
With more F1 drivers taking up Tweeting we can hear directly from them. Here’s what the new boy shave been saying:
Bruno Senna is only an occasional Twitterer but he did have a few things to say about his move to Campos before it was announced. Nothing yet from him this year but that may change once testing gets started.
Lucas di Grassi
Senna’s compatriot Lucas di Grassi, on the other hand, posts much more regularly and often answers fans directly – even apologising that he hasn’t got time to reply to everyone.
Nico H?â??lkenberg posts fairly plain updates – it looks like he’s getting someone else to do it for him which is a shame.
Other F1 people to follow on Twitter
New Lotus F1 boss Tony Fernandes is definitely worth following – he’s promised to reveal more details of his team’s plans via his Twitter account.
For more F1 drivers on Twitter and other motor racing people to follow, have a look at the F1 Twitter directory
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