300+ F1 accounts in the updated Twitter Directory

2012 F1 season

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Silverstone, 2012Twitter has been in the F1 headlines recently, largely thanks to the indiscretions of Lewis Hamilton.

The F1 population on Twitter continues to swell, with almost every driver now using it.

On top of that there are dozens of team members from senior technical personnel to mechanics, the massed ranks of F1 media and growing numbers of former drivers and even a few ex-world champions.

F1 Fanatic maintains a list of genuine Twitter accounts for you to follow. Over 100 new accounts have been added in the most recent update. Find them all here:

F1 drivers on Twitter

All bar three of the current F1 drivers grid can be found on Twitter. Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen are the only ones staying off it, for now at least.

The other three world champions currently racing are on Twitter. Fernando Alonso is a fairly recent arrival:

Alonso has already passed the one million follower mark and is on course to overtake Jenson Button as the most popular F1 driver on Twitter.

Among the other new additions to the list is HRT’s Ma Qing Hua, who recently became the first Chinese driver to participate in an F1 weekend:

Team members

Teams have also been quick to take up Twitter and growing numbers of team members are appearing on there as well. Here are a few of the recent additions:

More F1 Twitter accounts

Also in the F1 Twitter Directory you’ll find accounts for circuits and races, journalists and photographers, ex-F1 drivers and more.

Follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter

And of course you can follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter with these three accounts:

  • F1 Fanatic – The main F1 Fanatic account with breaking news and more
  • F1 Fanatic Live – Live updates during F1 sessions plus limited coverage of other series
  • F1 Fanatic Update – Simply get a Tweet whenever a new article is added on F1 Fanatic

You can also follow me on Twitter:

Start following F1 people on Twitter

Use the directory below to find F1 people to follow on Twitter and to suggest other accounts to add to the list:

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17 comments on 300+ F1 accounts in the updated Twitter Directory

  1. BradFerrari (@brad-ferrari) said on 17th September 2012, 11:30

    Kimi on twitter? Maybe when pigs fly…

    • ‘”Yes”, “no” – what do I do with the other 137 characters?’ :D

    • xeroxpt (@) said on 17th September 2012, 19:12

      Vettel on twitter is even less likely, in my opinion twitty is stupid and bookface as well at least most of the users, so i don’t blame Vettel nor Schumi, people get ultra fake online, and words online have no voice, there’s no way to trully understand the meaning.

      • Younger Hamii (@younger-hamii) said on 17th September 2012, 20:43

        @ukfanatic Agreed. Words can be meaningless, hence partly why I found some drivers’ tributes to Sid Watkins on Twitter very emotionless or inhumane ( I found Ron Dennis & Sir Frank’s the contrary due to the experiences & history they’ve had with Sid).

      • SkinBintin (@skinbintin) said on 18th September 2012, 9:50

        I cared about your comment, until you said Twitty and Bookface. You know what their correct names are. I’m going to create the mother of all evils and assume you’re one of those people that type M$ instead of MS or Microsoft?

        While you are correct that many people become ‘fake’ online and assume persona’s they think people will like, just as many are themselves. These sports people want to turn themselves in to brands. To do so, in this modern technology savvy world, they’d better start connecting and interacting with their fans.

        • xeroxpt (@) said on 20th September 2012, 2:15

          @skinbintin I’m sorry to reply to you so many days afterwards.
          I understand the corporate mind but some people fall for it and end up feeding the corporate mind, but when your talking about individuals you get confused, did that person become a brand? and then you start asking yourself, is Alonso really trying to connect with the fans or is he following Ferraris orders only to promote the brands involved (just an ex). Let me ask does it work for you, do you start fueling your car at Shell or do you start wearing puma clothing on your way to Santander or Abbey and then return home to your computer which is now protected with Kapersky? Maybe but it’s just trickery, playing with people and there are still some few examples in F1 that didnt really sell themselves that much like for instances Hulkenberg. when asked last year about sponsorship he replied basically saying that he wasn’t willing to bring sponsors of his own to secure his spot.

  2. Schumacher and Vettel might get twitter in the future, as for kimi he does the talking in the race :)

  3. xeroxpt (@) said on 17th September 2012, 19:20

    Kevin Eason rants about Ferrari but both Ferrari and Mclaren are struggling, the whole world is, they are not redbull, they profit billions not millions, there are only 2 teams that are on F1 on the basis of publicity and those teams are Red Bull and Mercedes and Mercedes are losing their patience.

  4. Maybe Schumacher has that old person fear of technology!

  5. I know i have read Vettel say he doesn’t have Twitter or facebook- he’d rather communicate face to face. Otherwise its too impersonal for him.

    • Vettel is just not as flexible a person that is all. I mean there is a slim chance that any of his fans can see him in person so Twitter is better than nothing because at least the fans get a direct interaction.

  6. Bullfrog (@bullfrog) said on 19th September 2012, 21:25

    Seems like all 300 of them have taken to Twitter today to moan about “having to” keep to European time.

    If you don’t like it, don’t do it! Surely you don’t have to eat and sleep at stupid o’clock, and do things like running round the circuit at 4am. The race starts at 8pm – so it’s like playing football in the evening or something. It’s only 3 hours later than the Australian GP – and they’re not all going “I have to stay up all night, look at me” in Melbourne.

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