Drivers, Melbourne, 2011

200 F1 Twitter accounts to follow

2011 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Drivers, Melbourne, 2011
Drivers, Melbourne, 2011

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

Red Bull
Red Bull F1 Spy
Mark Webber
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


Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
Gary Paffett
Pedro de la Rosa
Dave Robson – Jenson Button’s race engineer
Michael Collier – Jenson Button’s physiotherapist
McLaren eShop
Rory Clements – Mechanic
Tom Briggs – Tyre technician


Nico Rosberg
Bradley Lord – Mercedes Motorsport communications
Petronas Motorsport
James Vowles – Chief strategist
Neal Johnson – Graphics technician


Vitaly Petrov
Bruno Senna
Romain Grosjean
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)


Rubens Barrichello
Pastor Maldonado
Xevi Pujolar – Pastor Maldonado’s race engineer
Mark Arnott – IT support specialist
Williams Hybrid Power
Sophie Eden – Press officer


Timo Glock
Jerome D’Ambrosio
Tabatha Valls
Sakon Yamamoto
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
Tracy Novak
Sam Rosa – Event manager
Gemma Lawrence – Controls engineer
Paul Andrews – Graphic designer
Florian Eschrich – Physiotherapist
Rory Currin – Graphic designer


Heikki Kovalainen
Tony Fernandes – Team principal
Mike Gascoyne – Chief technical officer
Karun Chandhok
Luiz Razia
Davide Valsecchi
Anna Goodrum
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
Steven English
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


Narain Karthikeyan
Toni Cuquerella – Engineer
Juan M Rodriguez – Head of simulation and software
Maria Serrat – Communications and PR

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.

F1 Fanatic
F1 Fanatic Live
F1 Fanatic Updates

F1 circuits

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.

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
Emma Bortnik
Emma Buxton

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.

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.

43 comments on “200 F1 Twitter accounts to follow”

  1. I had a tweet from InsideFerrari saying that Alonso and Massa won’t be getting one any time soon.

  2. Im not in favour of promoting my Twitter account here on this article but like @daykind said,I believe we should have a ‘Website’ section in our Profiles or Bios that enables us to slot in the URLS to our Twitter,Facebook,Youtube accounts etc.

    As for Personnel,I know someone who’s an Engineering Apprentice at Force India,I was wondering if People with similar Qualifications/Scholarships should be on that list

  3. This is an appropriate place to point out that former F1 driver and two-time Champ Car champion Alessandro “Alex” Zanardi is now on Twitter:

    alex zanardi (lxznr) on Twitter

    1. @xxiinophobia How do you know it’s him?

      1. @keithcollantine I don’t know what your personal requirements are for this sort of thing, but Jimmy Vasser, the 1996 CART champion, has confirmed it to multiple people who’ve questioned him. Vasser was Zanardi’s teammate at Chip Ganassi Racing for Alex’s first three years in CART (1996-1998); if anyone in the racing world would know for sure, it’s Vasser. Mario Andretti also made mention of it on his account, and both his and Vasser’s account have been confirmed by Twitter to be the men in question.

    1. The Alonso one’s been on here for a few weeks – are the other two confirmed as well now?

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