Marco Mattiacci, Ferrari, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014

2014 Chinese Grand Prix Friday in Tweets

2014 Chinese Grand PrixPosted on Author Boštjan Budna

On the first day of track action in Shanghai the big talking points were Pastor Maldonado’s off-track adventures and Marco Mattiacci’s first day as Ferrari team principal.

Here are the highlights from Twitter.

Practice 1

There were plenty of Brazilian flags in the grandstands to support Williams, with Felipe Massa and test driver Felipe Nasr on driving duties in the morning session.

A few drivers struggled on the cold and green track.

Practice 2

After a spin in first practice, Maldonado crashed at the pit entry in the second session. The off was reminiscent of Lewis Hamilton’s in the 2007 Chinese Grand Prix.

After the action

After the resignation of Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali on Monday, his replacement was on the pit wall for the first time.

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9 comments on “2014 Chinese Grand Prix Friday in Tweets”

  1. The joke Vettel made is genious.

  2. Lovely extension of the tweets coverage this. Makes for a really nice look through what went on today, and some good smiles it brought (2xpastor)

  3. “I crash ” – Truer words were never spoken


  4. Who are the people depicted in the sculptors – Bernie , Alonso ( guess ) , Schumacher ( wild guess ) , no idea .

    1. I was trying to work it out too. Bottom left looks like Sutil to me, and top right looks like…a young Max Mosley? Bottom right for some reason makes me think of a young Kimi, although I would guess it’s meant to be Bianchi.

    2. I thought Bernie, Hunt, Schumacher, Räikkönen, but only sure of Ecclestone.

  5. GB (@bgp001ruled)
    18th April 2014, 19:15

    OK gearbox is harsher but faster so you live with that.
    and pastors i crash! awesome!!!

  6. Great compilation @bbudna and @KeithCollantine, great feature ;-D Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks @lak, that’s very kind!

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