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2013 Korean Grand Prix weekend in Tweets

2013 Korean Grand PrixPosted on | Author Anthony French

GPDA KoreaGet a glimpse behind the scenes of the Korean Grand Prix with @AnthonyFrench’s round-up of the best Tweets from the race weekend.


Mokpo welcomed drivers and teams for the fourth year, but there were continued doubts over the venue’s long-term future.


Lewis Hamilton topped both practice sessions for Mercedes, raising hopes that Red Bull might face some effective opposition.


Sebastian Vettel took control of proceedings, topping final practice before seizing pole position for Sunday’s race. Romain Grosjean out-qualified Kimi Raikkonen again but both McLarens failed to make it into Q3.


While Vettel sprinted off into a comfortable lead never to be challenged a hectic race developed reigned behind him. Nico Hulkenberg starred, rebuffing attacks from three world champions and two multiple race-winners on his way to a valuable fourth place for Sauber.

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21 comments on “2013 Korean Grand Prix weekend in Tweets”

  1. Romain’s not had much luck all weekend at demanding to be let through. He should get some lessons from Alonso…

    Love the Sauber bike. Looks like it has amazing traction.

  2. Nice to see (most of) the drivers together in the GPDA photo! In normal clothes too, they actually look like people and not corporate robots/walking adverts. World Champions or backmarkers, they’re all racing drivers at the end of the day and have a lot in common. It’s nice to see a sense of camaraderie between all the drivers when you usually get the sense that most of them wouldn’t give each other the time of day

    1. @celicadion23

      Nice to see (most of) the drivers together in the GPDA photo!

      Yep I reckon just Hamilton, Raikkonen and the Williams drivers are missing, and Maldonado presumably hadn’t landed yet given his delays.

      1. @keithcollantine

        Yep I reckon just Hamilton, Raikkonen and the Williams drivers are missing, and Maldonado presumably hadn’t landed yet given his delays.

        I think I read somewhere that Hamilton did not attend previous GPDA meetings too, am I right?

        1. Yea, he’s “of a higher calibre than that”

    2. Nathan (@il-ferrarista)
      8th October 2013, 21:24

      Very cool GPDA pic. Note that almost all of the drivers from the same country sits next to each other. :)

  3. @keithcollantine Any idea what Force India referred to with this tweet?

    @MyCaterhamF1 you really do go to the extremes when it comes to coded messages…
    — Sahara Force India (@clubforce) October 5, 2013

    1. @maarten-f1 You should be able to see the Tweet above it is from Caterham telling one of their drivers to “box box box” – that’s what it was referring to.

      1. Yeah, for me it shows both the original tweet from Caterham, as well as the reaction from FI

  4. I really enjoy reading these articles. “Grand Prix weekend in Tweets” has become one of my favourite features of the website. Thank you very much, @AnthonyFrench and @KeithCollantine! Keep up the good work!

  5. Lots of funny tweets in Korea.
    Dead bird as an offering for the Pirelli Gods? Pure. Comedic. Gold.

  6. Fantastic Humor at it’s best XD .

  7. Seeing Hamilton playing around with Google Glass, it’s hard not to wonder how long it is before we see drivers using such technology to overlay vital information through their helmet visors. It can’t be too difficult even with current hardware to create a visor that offers the drivers a view similar to ones viewers see whenever the TV director switches to infrared cam.

    1. @prateek727 Ralf Schumacher tested that back in 2002.

      1. @omarr-pepper

        Ralf Schumacher tested that back in 2002.

        Any links, would love to read about that.


          It was more like a micro-screen, but it was the first (and only) helmet with that in F1. Probably it didn’t thrive because of (maybe) annoying the driver more than the usefulness it could bring.

          1. That’s incorrect – The first head up display in a racing car helmet was developed by Frazer-Nash for proper Lotus back in 1992. Pretty neat, although admittedly Herbert couldn’t browse the web on it whilst driving, as, well, the web hadn’t actually been invented yet… :>

            Couldn’t spot much info on it on the net, but the development was mentioned in this article by Joe Saward 22 years ago, and I think it was raced or at the very least tested in car:


  8. Lovely pic by Alonso with Webber watching his car.

    Also, it’s impressive how much trouble the team has informing Hamilton ! every race there’s a comment like that…

  9. So far the funniest tweets this year so far.

  10. Well,that was the most entertainment of the weekend!Have to make the most out of it when F1 is racing at yet another place that couldn’t care less about them.

  11. Not that old fart in F1 again please #RubensBarichello

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