2013 British Grand Prix weekend in Tweets

2013 British Grand Prix

Lotus Silverstone hashtag, 2013Get a glimpse behind the scenes at the British Grand Prix. Here?s what the teams and drivers shared on Twitter during the Silverstone race weekend.


Williams geared up to celebrate their 600th GP while Mark Webber announced he will leave F1 at the end of 2013.


First practice was a disappointment for fans as wet conditions kept the cars in the garage. But a busy second practice session made up for it as Rosberg set the pace.


Rosberg set the fastest time again in final practice but it was Lewis Hamilton who took pole in qualifying as both Ferrari and McLaren struggled. Paul Di Resta was disqualified for a weight infrinfgement.

But Sergio Perez’s tyre failure in final practice was a sign of things to come.


A spate of punctures during the Grand Prix brought race director Charlie Whiting close to stopping proceedings. In the end Rosberg won but his team mate was one of several drivers to suffer failures.

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

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12 comments on 2013 British Grand Prix weekend in Tweets

  1. The Blade Runner (@thebladerunner) said on 2nd July 2013, 10:24

    I’m not sure that it’s going to be good for the morale of the McLaren staff if some of the tweets that I have seen are the norm!

    • John H (@john-h) said on 2nd July 2013, 12:53

      It should have read:
      “The guys are trying to enjoy their lunch in spite of your #BelieveInMcLaren tweets on screen in the brand centre”

  2. Hamilfan (@hamilfan) said on 2nd July 2013, 10:27

    #GodSaveOurTires Lotus hashtag ? That was ironic

  3. It’s nice to see Di Resta could still joke about his qualifying woes.
    Are his tweets always this colorful?

  4. jx (@jx) said on 2nd July 2013, 11:20

    Love the pre drivers parade pic. Notice the Fins chatting, and the Frenchmen sticking together as well. Maybe Sutil telling Ricciardo how he plans to keep ahead in the race!

  5. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 2nd July 2013, 12:49

    Whoever writes the Lotus tweets deserves a medal! great stuff all round…

  6. WilliamB (@william-brierty) said on 2nd July 2013, 13:09

    Can I just say Heikki, you are a very nice chap. You signed about a million autographs in the pouring rain on Friday. You where followed by the equally lovely and eternally smiley Barrichello, who, after signing an equally exhaustive amount of autographs, just hoped on one of the shuttle buses. The guy he sat next to nearly had a heart-attack!

  7. Ian Haigh (@ianhaigh) said on 3rd July 2013, 8:54

    If I was Nigel Mansell I’m not sure I would be hanging around in the Red Bull Energy Station if I was attending the race as an FIA official. I’m not suggesting he’s not impartial – he probably visits lots of teams in the paddock, but it does leave him open to accusations of favouritism if he were to make a contentious decisions involving any of the teams he is friendly with.

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