2013 Spanish Grand Prix in Tweets

2013 Spanish Grand Prix

Here’s how the Spanish Grand Prix unfolded through the eye of teams, drivers and media on Twitter.

Thursday

The teams arrived back in Europe for the first time in 2013, while Kimi Raikkonen made his feelings about any home advantage for Alonso abundantly clear

Friday

Practice showed up more concern over Pirelli tyres durability for Paul Di Resta, but it was Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel that shared the spoils in the practice sessions.

Saturday

Final practice seemed to confirm Alonso as favourite for pole, but the Mercedes pair came to the fore and locked out the front row of the grid for the second time this year.

Sunday

Buoyed by his home crowd support, Fernando Alonso cruised almost effortlessly to victory in Barcelona for the first time since 2006. Mercedes had a woeful afternoon, while Kimi Raikkonen’s second place closed the gap to championship leader Vettel to four points.

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17 comments on 2013 Spanish Grand Prix in Tweets

  1. Joshua Mesh (@joshua-mesh) said on 14th May 2013, 11:16

    Looks like Hulkenburgs passenger is holding a gun XD

  2. Novotny (@novotny) said on 14th May 2013, 12:17

    Is that for real – they actually breathalysed him on the way to the GP?

  3. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 14th May 2013, 13:00

    I missed this in the broadcast, but why was DiResta being told where to use the DRS at the end of the race? Hadn’t he been using it all weekend already?

  4. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 14th May 2013, 13:02

    A lot has been made of Hamilton’s “I can’t drive any slower”, but he said the same thing once already, in Valencia 2011, which was shortly followed by “I can’t drive any faster”, if I remember correctly.

    • uan (@uan) said on 15th May 2013, 2:25

      thank you for that – I remember Hamilton saying exactly that, but couldn’t quite place the race.

    • SeaHorse (@seahorse) said on 15th May 2013, 10:14

      With the general hate for the 2013 tyres, it is a lot easier to make Pirelli and 2013 spec tyres the villains by quoting these type of radio messages.

      The tyres have an operating window and if your car punishes the tyres by making it work in a higher temperature you get higher degradation. Remember that we had graining when these tyres were tested in winter at much colder temperatures? If Merc/RBR fail to operate within the window then it is the problem with the designing of their cars. Period.

  5. MNM101 (@mnm101) said on 14th May 2013, 13:57

    is there a guy at Lotus who really resembles Kimi or am i missing something in that tweet ?

  6. Nick.UK (@) said on 14th May 2013, 14:08

    Maybe Force India should give their mechanics T-Shirts that read: “Keep calm, and don’t screw up the pit stop”

  7. Bendanarama (@bendana) said on 14th May 2013, 15:10

    Why do you want us to share tweets from the Australian Grand prix, @KeithCollantine?

  8. mfDB (@mfdb) said on 14th May 2013, 17:53

    The headline of the article says “while Kimi Raikkonen made his feelings about any home advantage for Alonso abundantly clear”…

    Am I missing something, what did Kimi do via twitter?

  9. goofy (@goofy) said on 14th May 2013, 22:17

    Dickie Stanford is using Skype durig the race? Conspiracy theory: Williams is using Skype to avoid the official team radio :-P
    But still a great picture! Love it! So much information in it!

  10. McBride (@mcbride) said on 14th May 2013, 23:57

    Really enjoyed that piece Kieth. A great insider’s view – gotta love Twitter!

  11. plushpile (@plushpile) said on 15th May 2013, 7:16

    Much preferred the articles when the formatting included the pics and links to twitter profiles…

  12. SeaHorse (@seahorse) said on 15th May 2013, 10:20

    The way Lotus is using hash-tags for each race and considering the fact that Kimi is just 4 points short of Vettel, I am tempted to say that the hash-tag for next race in Monaco should be something like #TametheBull? :P

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