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2013 United States Grand Prix weekend in Tweets

2013 United States Grand PrixPosted on | Author Anthony French

cota-copterGet a glimpse behind the scenes of the United States Grand Prix with @AnthonyFrench?s round-up of the best Tweets from the race weekend.

Thursday

F1’s second year in Austin began with the news Heikki Kovalainen would substitute for Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus, while McLaren gave Sergio Perez his marching orders for 2014 as they planned to bring in Kevin Magnussen.

Friday

First practice was delayed and shortened after fog delayed the arrival of the medical helicopter. Fernando Alonso headed the shortened session but Ferrari’s advantage proved short-lived as Red Bull regained the initiative in second practice with a dominant display of qualifying and long-run pace.

Saturday

The contest for pole position was a close-run thing but Vettel edged team mate Webber for his eighth of the season. Valtteri Bottas stole impressed by qualifying his Williams in ninth position while team mate Maldonado pointed an accusing finger at his team after being knocked out in Q1.

Sunday

The 2013 United States Grand Prix was dominated by Sebastian Vettel, setting a new record with his eighth consecutive victory.

Grosjean and Webber fought hard for second but much of the racing action took place in the minor points positions. Kovalainen dropped out the top ten on his F1 return, while Bottas celebrated his first ever F1 points in eighth.

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