2011 F1 season
More than half the F1 drivers racing today are now on Twitter.
The F1 Fanatic Twitter Directory boasts hundreds of accounts including F1 drivers (past and present), team principals, mechanics, racing circuits and more.
Twitter offers fans the ability to hear from and even interact with teams and drivers directly.
Here are over 200 F1 accounts to add to your follow lists.
F1 teams, drivers and personnel
Red Bull F1 Spy
Red Bull Shop
Lee Stevenson – Mechanic
Ed Aylwin – Technician
Stu Jones – Composites technician
Tom Batch – Sebastian Vettel’s systems engineer
Mark Willis – Rear jack man
Alan Permane – Trackside operations director
Eric Boullier – Team principal
Paul Seaby – Team manager
Renault Sport F1
Rene Dias Torcato – Engineer
Julien Simon-Chautemps – Vitaly Petrov’s performance engineer
Phil Kennard – Commercial manager
Ricardo Penteando – Team support leader (Renault Sport F1)
Mark Hutcheson – Jerome D’Ambrosio’s race engineer
Dave Greenwood – Chief race engineer
Dave O’Neill – Team manager
Simon Fitchett – Jerome D’Ambrosio’s physical and mental trainer
Sam Rosa – Event manager
Gemma Lawrence – Controls engineer
Paul Andrews – Graphic designer
Florian Eschrich – Physiotherapist
Rory Currin – Graphic designer
Tony Fernandes – Team principal
Mike Gascoyne – Chief technical officer
Riad Asmat – CEO
Gianluca Pisanello – Jarno Trulli’s race engineer
Tom Webb – Head of communications
Silvi Schaumloeffel – Head of marketing
Anand Krishnan – Brand manager
Petri Lehikoinen – Sports performance coach
Nasarudin Nasimuddin – Deputy team principal
Elliot Dason-Barber – Head of research and design
Richard St Clair-Quentin – Commercial manager
Nino Singh Judge – Driver development manager Europe
F1 Fanatic on Twitter
Of course you can keep up-to-date with F1 Fanatic via Twitter as well.
F1 Fanatic Live is the place to head for lap-by-lap coverage of every F1 session, plus coverage of some other races.
F1 Fanatic Update allows you to receive links to every article as they are published, without the other updates and discussion offered via the main account.
Most races or circuits now have some kind of presence on Twitter with only a handful of exceptions.
The list below includes a couple of regular testing venues as well as tracks visited during the racing season.
Bahrain International Circuit
Circuit de Catalunya
Jaypee Sports International
Indian Grand Prix
Sepang International Circuit
Other F1-related accounts
A range of people and companies, all connected to F1 in some way.
Paul Hembery – Pirelli motorsport director
Manish Pandey – Senna writer
Asif Kapadia – Senna director
Formula 1 Game – Codemasters
Andy Gray – Codemasters
Steve Hood – Codemasters
TSL Timing – Timing services for F1 test sessions
CSC Inside Track
Young drivers’ test participants
These drivers were among those in action at the young drivers’ test last week. Some others who are official third or reserve drivers can be found listed under their teams above.
Former F1 drivers
Previous F1 world champions Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti are among those on Twitter.
Pedro de la Rosa
Lucas di Grassi
Juan Pablo Montoya
Nelson Piquet Jnr
F1 Twitter Directory
The above list covers accounts directly linked to F1 teams, tracks or other aspects of the competition. For a more comprehensive list including journalists and media working in F1, see here:
There is also a list for GP2 drivers and teams which you can find here:
If you’ve found an account that’s not on any of these lists and should be, please leave a comment on those pages or below.