Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Melbourne, 2013

2013 Australian Grand Prix in Tweets

2013 Australian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Anthony French

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Melbourne, 2013@AnthonyFrench looks back on the Australian Grand Prix in Tweets.

The 2013 F1 season got off to an unusual start in Melbourne with heavy rain forcing qualifying to be postponed.

Once the rain relented the show got back on the road on Sunday morning and later that evening we had out first Grand Prix winner of 2013: Kimi Raikkonen.

Here’s a look back on the first race weekend of the year as told by the Tweets from teams, drivers and others.


The first official day of practice for the new season saw the best conditions of the weekend. But it wasn’t enough to tempt the drivers out of the garage for the first half-hour of practice which was mostly quiet.

When the finally emerged Red Bull headed the times in both sessions but it already looked like McLaren were in trouble.


The weather took a turn for the worse on Saturday. Q1 was run on a wet track but after multiple delays the rest of the day’s running was postponed to Sunday.


Sebastian Vettel started his season with pole position on Sunday but couldn’t maintain his place at the head of the field in the race, slipping behind Fernando Alonso and winner Kimi Raikkonen.

Share any other great Tweets you spotted during the Australian Grand Prix in the comments.

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