2013 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend in Tweets

2013 Bahrain Grand Prix

The Bahrain Grand Prix produced an interesting race but it played out before a meagre crowd and amid a massive police presence due to the ongoing conflict in the country.

Here’s how the teams and drivers saw the race weekend in Tweets.


In the build-up to the race Caterham and Marussia revealed they would run different drivers on the first practice session: Heikki Kovalainen an Rofolfo Gonzalez respectively.


Felipe Massa topped FP1 with Kimi Raikkonen fighting back for Lotus in FP2. Heikki KOvalainen returned to the cockpit for Caterham, while Rodolfo Gonzalez made his F1 debut for Marussia in place of Jules Bianchi in FP1.


Mercedes had a varied day with a suspension failure for Hamilton in FP3 followed by a scintillating lap that put Nico Rosberg on pole – the first back-to-back Mercedes’ pole positions since 1955.


Despite producing the same podium trio as this race 12 months ago, the race was full of action from start to finish. Vettel wrapped up win number two from four races.

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11 comments on 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend in Tweets

  1. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 23rd April 2013, 10:43

    I see Rodolfo Gonzalez refers to himself as “SpeedyGonzalez”. Given his performances on the track, I can only assume this refers to a long-standing cocaine habit instead of any actual speed.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 23rd April 2013, 13:03

      Its often the not all that quick that use such things to call themselves (although Scott had his parents for his Speed!) Quick Nick also felt a bit meh.

  2. Jimmy Hearn (@alebelly74) said on 23rd April 2013, 12:10

    Button needs to stop acting as if he’s the on-track steward

  3. Tango (@tango) said on 23rd April 2013, 12:10

    Those tweets made me think : the day Marussia replace their best driver by Gonzalez and Caterham call back Kovalainen for FP1, suddenly it seems like Caterham may be able to beat Marussia after all. Coincidence?

  4. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 23rd April 2013, 13:40

    Does anyone know why #BOTTAS is always used when talking about the guy? it’s a trend that’s been going on since early 2012… what about it?!

  5. wificats (@wificats) said on 23rd April 2013, 17:24

    I think Mark Webber had the best take on the weekend with his #wavingtomarshalls hashtag.

  6. liam (@) said on 23rd April 2013, 19:18

    Esteban GutiΓ©rrez looks so unnatural, with the thick broad neck and pea- shooter arms…He need to work on his arms, 2 thin for his body.

  7. gilles (@gilles) said on 24th April 2013, 15:39

    In what dimension Fernando’s Q3 lap classifies as “very good”?

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